Malvern Bank Independent School Blog

Mark Cohen

Welcome to Malvern Bank’s Independent School Division. Through this blog, I’ll be sharing information our independent school clients can use to build their businesses and ensure a healthy financial future.

Banks Report Increase in Fraud

Banks Report Increase in Fraud, Independent Schools at Risk
March 15, 2023

In 2021, American banks reported nearly 250,000 cases of check fraud, primarily through "check washing" – nationwide. By 2022, nearly 460,000 check fraud cases were reported – an increase of 84%.... Read More



The Power of Listening

The Power of Listening
February 8, 2023

I recently met Christine Miles, the founder and CEO of EQuip, that has a transformational listening program that she and her team have taught at Fortune 100 corporations, universities, and law firms nationwide. We discussed how this important program benefits school-aged children... Read More



Employers Want Students with Soft Skills

Employers Want Students with "Soft Skills"
January 18, 2023

Are today’s high school and college graduates prepared for the work demands of their prospective employers? According to Dr. Jason Wingard, President of Temple University in Philadelphia, not unless they have the “Soft Skills” increasingly required by today’s businesses ... Read More



Princeton Montessori School Nurturing Potential. Igniting Passion.

Princeton Montessori School "Nurturing Potential. Igniting Passion."
December 20, 2022

I recently spoke with a Malvern Bank client, Michelle Morrison, Head of School at Princeton Montessori School in Princeton, N.J. I wanted to learn what sets Princeton Montessori apart from other schools in the region... Read More



The Woodlynde School Difference

The Woodlynde School Difference
August 24, 2022

I recently spoke with a Malvern Bank client, Christopher Kramaric, Assistant Head of School for External Affairs at Woodlynde School in Strafford, Pa., and MaryBeth Spencer, the school’s Head of Middle School. I wanted to learn what sets Woodlynde School apart from other schools in the region ... Read More



The Benefits of Tax-Exempt Financing for Independent K-12 Schools

The Benefits of Tax-Exempt Financing for Independent K-12 Schools
August 24, 2022

SAs the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, independent school boards are turning their attention to projects delayed in the past two years such as the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities ... Read More



School Safety and Security – Standard of Care

School Safety and Security – Standard of Care by Kevin M. Craig
March 3, 2022

Since early 2020, we have been thrust into an environment where personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, and social distancing have overwhelmingly eclipsed traditional pre-COVID-19 security measures. Prior to the pandemic, schools were enhancing physical security on a trajectory that was driven by incidents ... Read More



Malvern Bank support Manufacturing Education

Malvern Bank Supports the Manufacturing Industry. Careers That Are Not Just Rewarding – They’re COOL!
February 16, 2022

A study from Deloitte, the multinational professional services network, revealed that less than 5 in 10 Americans believe manufacturing jobs are rewarding, stable, safe, or secure. The truth is that the manufacturing industry is making significant technological advances and steadily ... Read More



Independent School Blog Post

As Seen in County Lines Magazine
February 9, 2022

From your seasonal cash flows to your tax-exempt financing strategies, Malvern Bank, National Association is the right financial partner for independent schools. We provide tailored money management solutions and a dedicated team to support your needs. Read More



Independent School Blog Post

Malvern Bank Understands the Unique Needs of Independent Schools
November 27, 2021

Malvern Bank, National Association understands that independent schools have unique banking needs. Its employees have the knowledge and experience to assist with the distinctive needs of independent schools, from their seasonal cash flows to their tax-exempt financing strategies. Read More



Independent School Blog Post

It’s Academic: Back to School Edition!
September 7, 2021

Time flies! It's already mid-August, and you are, undoubtedly, well into planning your school's financial goals for 2021-2022. Let Malvern Bank help you. From seasonal cash flows to tax-exempt financing strategies, Malvern Bank has a special understanding of the unique banking needs of independent schools. Read More



Independent School Blog Post

It’s Academic: Creating the Best Retirement Plan for Independent School Employees
August 5, 2021

As an administrator of an independent school, your primary focus is educating your students so they can grow and learn for the future. However, it is also important to focus on your own future and that of your employees and understand the retirement plan benefits your school offers. Read More



Independent School Blog Post

It's Academic: Carrying the Right "Umbrella"
July 8, 2021

Independent or private schools present unique challenges to finding the right school insurance coverage because the risks go beyond what a typical business faces. With that in mind, what kind of insurance do these schools need? Read More



Independent School Blog Post

How Independent School Philanthropy Can Survive the Pandemic
June 8, 2021

The coronavirus has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. But how it has impacted philanthropy – to charitable organizations and for-profit entities such as independent schools alike – may surprise you. Read More



Independent School Blog Post

How Independent Schools Can Deal with the Uncertainty of Pandemic-Era Admissions
May 11, 2021

According to the Enrollment Management Association’s Standard Application Online, the coronavirus has impacted the independent school admissions ... Read More