financial literacy may 2012



Bank of Eastern Oregon to provide
EverFi Financial Literacy Program 
to local high schools
Jeff Bailey, President and CEO (541) 676-0201
Gary Propheter, EVP & COO, (541) 676-0201
Heppner, Oregon, (April 27, 2012) Bank of Eastern Oregon, the only bank headquartered in eastern Oregon, today announced the licensing of EverFi online, an interactive financial literacy educational program for high school students in its geographic market area.


The bank offers this program at no cost to eastern Oregon high schools in Heppner, Ione, Boardman (Riverside), Irrigon, Condon, Arlington, Ukiah, Fossil (Wheeler), Spray, Mitchell, Moro (Sherman), Long Creek, Monument, Dayville, John Day (Grant Union), Prairie City, Crane, Burns, Joseph, Enterprise, and Wallowa, Oregon. We look forward to working with these schools and their districts to making the EverFi experience rewarding for their students.


“We’ve found the EverFi program to be an excellent way to supplement the teaching of financial literacy skills to high school students and decided to make an additional investment in the education of students in our rural communities beyond our current programs,” said Jeff Bailey, President and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon. “Our exclusive licensing of the EverFi product will be available for the 2012-2013 school year for high schools in Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler, Sherman, Grant, Harney, and Wallowa counties, 21 schools in all.”


EverFi is a perfect fit for Oregon high school students' economics course, and helps students meet the Department of Education's “lifeskills” objectives -- and in a fun and engaging way," states Mike Fee, EverFi Western Region Vice President. The EverFi curriculum has been developed in cooperation with educators nationwide, and to date, more than three million students have completed EverFi learning platforms.


For more information about the Bank of Eastern Oregon / EverFi partnership, and to arrange for a demonstration of the financial literacy tools for your school, please contact Gary Propheter, EVP & Chief Operations Officer, Bank of Eastern Oregon, at 541-676-0201, or [email protected].

For more about EverFi financial literacy tools, please visit their website at

About BEO Bancorp

BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Oregon, which operates 12 branches and four loan production offices in ten eastern Oregon counties. Branches are located in Arlington, Ione, Heppner, Condon, Irrigon, Boardman, Burns, John Day, Prairie City, Fossil, Moro, and Enterprise; loan production offices are located in Hermiston, Ontario, Pendleton, and Island City. Bank of Eastern Oregon also operates a mortgage division and offers brokerage services through BEO Financial Services. The bank’s web site is