CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The LendingTree Foundation will participate in Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill today, April 17, as part of an ongoing initiative to promote the importance of financial education. LendingTree Foundation Executive Director Sharon Fowler will meet with staffers and members of Congress to discuss the importance of financial literacy in America and showcase what The LendingTree Foundation is doing to contribute to this important effort.
LendingTree has a long-standing commitment to financial literacy. In 2004, as part of an ongoing mission to empower borrowers, LendingTree embarked on a multi-million dollar educational program, creating free online resources to help visitors navigate the often-confusing world of credit, debt and loans.
As a culmination of this commitment to Financial Literacy, LendingTree established The LendingTree Foundation in 2009. The LendingTree Foundation is a private, non-profit organization designed to help individuals and families make meaningful changes to get their financial lives back on track. At the core of the Foundation program is the "Financial Fitness Academy", a program that offers clients one-on-one coaching and a personalized curriculum to achieve their financial goals. Through this innovative and educational program, the Foundation has helped over 80 participants and will be expanding its efforts in the coming months."The LendingTree Foundation gives individuals and families the hands-on education and resources they need to get their finances back on track," said Sharon Fowler, Executive Director of The LendingTree Foundation. "I'm thrilled to once again join Congressional leaders to promote the importance of financial education. It's necessary for American families and individuals to gain the foundational financial knowledge to empower themselves for a brighter financial future." For more information about LendingTree and The LendingTree Foundation and their financial literacy efforts please visit www.lendingtreefoundation.org or call 704-943-8430. About LendingTree, LLCLendingTree, LLC is the nation's leading online lender exchange and personal finance resource, helping consumers take charge of all their financial decisions, from budgeting to money management to mortgages to credit cards and more. LendingTree provides a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools to aid consumers in their financial decisions. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 30 million loan requests and $214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more.LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, join our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree. About The LendingTree Foundation Established in October 2009, The LendingTree Foundation is a private non-profit foundation created by LendingTree to empower individuals and families to take control of their personal financial lives by providing education, action, and support services. The Foundation is composed of two free of charge components: the Financial Fitness Academy(SM) and the Financial Futures Fund(SM). The Financial Fitness Academy is a personalized curriculum that matches participants with a volunteer financial coach. Participants in the Financial Fitness Academy are also eligible to take advantage of a matched-based savings program funded by the Financial Futures Fund. MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Greuling(704) 943-8208 Megan.Greuling@tree.com SOURCE LendingTree, LLC