April 05, 2012

Lisbon Resident And Chardon High School Receive $25,000 From Discover

Discover Gives Back to Education Through Its Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes

Chardon, OH. April 5, 2012– Discover today announced that it is donating $25,000 to Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, as part of their Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes promotion. Chardon was chosen by Kathy Pahanish, an Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes December monthly winner. Discover presented both Pahanish and Chardon High School with ceremonial $25,000 checks Wednesday afternoon.

Throughout 2011, every purchase made on a Discover card was automatically entered for a chance to win one of 150 daily prizes and a monthly prize of $25,000, which Discover matched with a $25,000 donation to a public school of the winner’s choosing. A grand prize of $1 million was recently awarded to a Northbrook, Illinois resident in March.

Pahanish won the monthly prize when she made a $91 purchase at Toys R Us in Boardman with her Discover Card in December. Pahanish and Chardon are the second 2011 Everyday Giveaway monthly winners from Ohio. Discover also awarded $25,000 to a Miamisburg resident and Mark Twain Elementary School.

“When I first received the call, it took a while for it to sink in that I won $25,000,” said Pahanish. “The fact that Chardon High School also benefits from my winning is even more rewarding. I want to thank Discover for giving me this opportunity to help make a difference for Chardon.”

Andy Fetchik, principal of Chardon High School, took the news as a welcome surprise. “It’s not every day when someone calls to let you know your school has won $25,000. I would like to thank Kathy Pahanish for choosing our school to receive this generous donation and also thank Discover for providing our school with this funding opportunity.”

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

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