Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to announce the winner of jumpstARTS Facebook contest!

These 12 area schools will each receive a $3,000 jumpstARTS check from Bank of Ann Arbor to help their visual and performing arts programs. Congratulations!
  • Abbot Elementary School, Ann Arbor
  • Ann Arbor Open School, Ann Arbor
  • Bryant Elementary School, Ann Arbor
  • Carpenter Elementary School, Ann Arbor
  • Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor
  • Erickson Elementary School, Ypsilanti
  • Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor
  • Huron High School, Ann Arbor
  • Lakewood Elementary School, Ann Arbor
  • Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor
  • Skyline High School, Ann Arbor
  • Thurston Elementary School, Ann Arbor

Here’s the list of all voted received for nearly 200 area schools. Thanks for your participation to make jumpstARTS so fun!

Bank of Ann Arbor helps with $36,000 for local school arts programs

At Bank of Ann Arbor, we’re big fans of art, theater, dance and music. We know how important and invaluable the creative arts are in the well-rounded development of students at all grade levels. Sadly, in trying economic times, the budgets for such programs are oftentimes the first to be reduced or even eliminated. So we're doing our part to help. (We are, after all, the bank that helps.)

From October 23, 2013 through November 8, 2013 at Midnight, Bank of Ann Arbor is hosting jumpstARTS, a Facebook contest to ask fans to vote for their favorite schools to receive one of our twelve $3,000 Help checks. In jumpstARTS Facebook contest, fans can vote every day for an elementary, middle and high school to win money for their school’s visual and performing arts programs. JumpstARTS voting is quick and easy and open to anyone with a Facebook page. It’s going to be an exciting contest that’s sure to hold many surprises.

Here's how jumpstArts works.
  1. Your school---and every other public, private, charter and parochial school K through 12 in Washtenaw County, Plymouth, Canton and Northville---is automatically entered.
  2. Votes can be cast for your school only on Bank of Ann Arbor’s Facebook page. Voters must first “Like” Bank of Ann Arbor’s Facebook page to be eligible to vote.
  3. Voting begins Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:00am and continues until 11:59pm on Friday, November 8, 2013.
  4. Anyone with a Facebook page can vote, and can cast one vote each day in each school category throughout the voting period. Voters can be students (ages 13 and older), parents, teachers, siblings, friends, relatives, anyone with a Facebook page.
  5. Elementary schools will only compete against other elementary schools, middle/junior high schools against middle/junior high schools, and high schools against other high schools.
  6. The winning schools will be determined by voting. Twelve schools---six elementary, three middle/junior high, and three high schools---receiving the most votes will each win $3,000 for their creative arts programs.
  7. jumpstARTS awards will be presented on or before December 10, 2013 to each winning school in the form of a check.
How will people hear about jumpstARTS contest?

Bank of Ann Arbor will announce the projects available for voting on its Facebook page (over 15,000 fans and growing), web site (, branches (seven locations), our employees (120 strong) and through other media. Voting will begin on October 23, 2013 at 9:00am (EST) and end on November 8, 2013 at Midnight.

What’s our role during the Facebook voting segment?

Spread the word to your supporters most anyway you want. Bank of Ann Arbor will be posting on our page so you can “share” the posts or link to the jumpstARTS application. During our previous Facebook contests, the most successful nonprofits used social media, friends and staff to get out the vote in all kinds of creative ways.

What are the expectations for the use of the funds?

JumpstARTS Awards can be spent at the discretion of the school on any project supporting their visual and performing arts curriculum that is part of the regular school day during the 2013-2014 school year. Funds are not to be used for a program outside of the schools' programs.

Bank of Ann Arbor may request to see receipts and documents that show how jumpstARTS funds were used. Taxes and reporting the jumpstARTS money to the IRS will be your responsibility. By accepting the money, the winning schools will allow Bank of Ann Arbor to use their school name, school logo or other identifying information to promote the success of the contest in local and national media and social media.

For questions please contact Bank of Ann Arbor’s Marketing Team at or at 734-662-1600.
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