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AgriBank and EW!DC Join Forces to Raise Funds for Child Literacy and Mentoring

Annual Ag community golf tournament raises more than $100,000 to support Everybody Wins! DC’s work with Washington youth

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2015 – Title sponsor, AgriBank, the St. Paul-based Farm Credit Bank, once again partnered with Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC), the Washington Metropolitan Area’s largest children’s literacy and mentoring non-profit, to present the 2015 AgriBank Ag Open golf tournament on Tuesday, September 8th at Queenstown Harbor.

AgriBank is one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions with the singular mission of supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

Through the support of AgriBank and the other 44 sponsors, the AgriBank Ag Open raised more than $100,000 for EW!DC’s signature mentoring and literacy programs. AgriBank, a long-time tournament supporter, took over the title sponsorship in 2014.

EW!DC Executive Director Mary Salander said, “We are so grateful to AgriBank and all of our sponsors for their generous support. Not only is this a great way to enjoy the final days of summer, but all of our participants are helping to support our mission of promoting literacy in the DC area.”


1st Place: Lakes Course- Syngenta (Jeff Sands, Rob Ellsworth, Michael Baker, Matt Mika)

1st Place: Rivers Course- AgriBank (Vicki Hicks, Robert Holifield, Steve Fabry, Kam Quarles)

AgriBank Chief Financial Officer Brian O’Keane said, “We are proud to partner with our friends in the Ag community to support the incredible work that Everybody Wins! DC does to help children in the Washington Metro Area.” 

​Over the past 20 years, EW!DC has served over 60,000 students and distributed more than 200,000 books to low-income public school children in the Washington Metropolitan Area through its two in-school literacy programs: Power Lunch, and StoryTime.


AgriBank is one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System, with more than $90 billion in total assets. Under the Farm Credit System’s cooperative structure, AgriBank is primarily owned by 17 affiliated Farm Credit Associations. The AgriBank District covers America’s Midwest, a 15-state area stretching from Wyoming to Ohio and Minnesota to Arkansas. About half of the nation’s cropland is located within the AgriBank District, providing the Bank and its Association owners with expertise in production agriculture. For more information, visit

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AgriBank Chief Financial Officer Brian O’Keane congratulates the winning team at the AgriBank Ag Open. This year’s tournament raised more than $100,000 for Everybody Wins! DC’s child mentorship and literacy programs. ​​

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