September 19, 2011

Miamisburg Resident And Mark Twain Elementary School Receive $25,000 From Discover®

Discover Gives Back to Education Through Its 2011 Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes

Miamisburg, OH, Sept. 19, 2011– DiscoverÒ today announced that it is donating $25,000 to Mark Twain Elementary School in Miamisburg, Ohio, as part of this year’s Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes promotion. Mark Twain was chosen by Miamisburg resident, Eric Foss, an Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes May monthly winner who had a stepson that attended the school and will have a daughter attending the school next year.

Throughout the year, every purchase made on a Discover card is automatically entered for a chance to win one of 150 daily prizes and a monthly prize of $25,000, which Discover will match with a $25,000 donation to a public school of the winner’s choosing. A grand prize of $1 million will be awarded at the end of the year.

Foss won the monthly prize when he made a $2.14 purchase with his Discover card in May at a Walgreens in the area.

“Receiving a call from Discover saying I had won their monthly prize in their Everyday Sweepstakes didn’t seem believable at first, and it took me a while to convince myself that I had really won something,” said Foss. “The fact that Mark Twain Elementary School also benefits from my winning makes this even more rewarding. Thank you Discover.”

Jill Patrick, principal of Mark Twain Elementary School, said the donation will be used to purchase materials, programs, or equipment which will enhance student learning with a particular focus on increasing student engagement in the learning process.

“Mark Twain is so appreciative to the Foss Family for choosing our school to receive this incredible gift,” said Patrick. “We also would like to thank Discover for the Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes which gives back to education and allows a school like ours to benefit from this program. Our staff, students, district, and community are extremely grateful for this generous gift.”

“We believe supporting education is critical,” said Gayle Prete, director of portfolio sales at Discover. “We know consumers will appreciate not only the great prizes we’re offering with this sweepstakes, but also the chance to make a difference at public schools across the country.”

There is no purchase, transaction or card application necessary to enter or win the Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes. For official rules, terms and conditions, and the list of participating issuers of Discover cards, please visit

About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit


Matthew Towson