First County Bank Foundation grants $39,000 to Greenwich nonprofits

Jeff Robinson, AVP Branch Manager at First County Bank, presents Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW, Executive Director, and Elyse Brown, Director, Supermarketing For Seniors, both of Jewish Family Services of Greenwich with a $2,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation.

Jeff Robinson, AVP Branch Manager at First County Bank, presents Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW, Executive Director, and Elyse Brown, Director, Supermarketing For Seniors, both of Jewish Family Services of Greenwich with a $2,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation.

First County Bank Foundation recently awarded 10 Greenwich-based nonprofit groups a total of $39,000 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in local communities. Since its inception in 2001, the First County Bank Foundation has awarded over individual grants worth over $7 million.

First County Bank's Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, and Jeff Robinson, AVP Branch Manager, award Brita Darany von Regensburg, President of Friends of Autistic People, a $3,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation for their music based autism therapy clinic program.

First County Bank’s Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, and Jeff Robinson, AVP Branch Manager, award Brita Darany von Regensburg, President of Friends of Autistic People, a $3,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation for their music based autism therapy clinic program.

“The Foundation is proud to support these worthy charitable organizations which provide essential services to improve the lives of people in the local communities they serve,” said Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr., president of First County Bank Foundation. “Much can be accomplished to positively impact our local community when businesses and individuals work together to support programs that ensure basic needs such as education and housing are met.”

The following 10 Greenwich-based nonprofit organizations received First County Bank Foundation grants in 2015:

United Way of Greenwich, CT $2,500  
Kids In Crisis $10,000 For children’s shelter program
Hill House $5,000 Dining room furniture to accommodate more residents
Friends of Autistic People $3,500 Music based autism therapy program administrator
Greenwich Alliance for Education $5,000 Going Places with Books
Meals on Wheels of Greenwich $2,500 Provides approx. 30,000 meals per year to the homebound and elderly
Neighbor to Neighbor $2,500 Supplemental food program
YWCA Greenwich $2,500 Domestic abuse services – Emergency shelter program
Jewish Family Services of Greenwich $3,000 Supermarketing for Seniors
YMCA of Greenwich $2,500 Nutritious snack program to enhance development and education

 

First County Bank’s Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, awards a $5,000 grant from First County Bank Foundation to Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director of Greenwich Alliance for Education, for their Going Places with Books program.

First County Bank’s Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, awards a $5,000 grant from First County Bank Foundation to Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director of Greenwich Alliance for Education, for their Going Places with Books program.

Alon Marom, Director of Development, Corporate & Community Giving, for Kids in Crisis, is awarded a $10,000 grant from First County Bank Foundation by Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking at First County Bank. This grant helps fund Safe Haven for kids Shelter Program.

Alon Marom, Director of Development, Corporate & Community Giving, for Kids in Crisis, is awarded a $10,000 grant from First County Bank Foundation by Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking at First County Bank. This grant helps fund Safe Haven for kids Shelter Program.

Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking at First County Bank, presented Lynne Stewart, Director of Operations, Meals-on-Wheels of Greenwich, with a First County Bank Foundation $2,500 grant to help provide meals to the homebound and elderly. Meals-on-Wheels delivers approximately 30,000 meals per year.

Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking at First County Bank, presented Lynne Stewart, Director of Operations, Meals-on-Wheels of Greenwich, with a First County Bank Foundation $2,500 grant to help provide meals to the homebound and elderly. Meals-on-Wheels delivers approximately 30,000 meals per year.

Jeff Robinson, AVP Branch Manager, and Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, of First County Bank, present Nancy Coughlin, Executive Director, at Neighbor to Neighbor with a $2,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation for the supplemental food program.

Jeff Robinson, AVP Branch Manager, and Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, of First County Bank, present Nancy Coughlin, Executive Director, at Neighbor to Neighbor with a $2,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation for the supplemental food program.

To be eligible for First County Bank Foundation grants, organizations must have nonprofit tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; be located in Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk or Westport; have community support; address community needs; have measurable outcomes; and demonstrate fiscal and administrative responsibility. Special consideration is given to those agencies or programs benefiting low to moderate income populations.

David Cohen, Senior Director of Programs Membership, and Elaine Grant, Director of Development, of the YMCA of Greenwich, are presented with a First County Bank Foundation grant of $2,500 by Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, First County Bank. The grant will be used by the YMCA of Greenwich for their nutritious snack program which these children enjoy while learning healthy eating.

David Cohen, Senior Director of Programs Membership, and Elaine Grant, Director of Development, of the YMCA of Greenwich, are presented with a First County Bank Foundation grant of $2,500 by Jack Dowling, AVP Business Banking, First County Bank. The grant will be used by the YMCA of Greenwich for their nutritious snack program which these children enjoy while learning healthy eating.

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development for children and families. As a mutual bank without shareholders, First County Bank considers contributions made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 164 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services, mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.4 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com. Become a fan by clicking “Like” on the bank’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/firstcountybank. Follow it on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/firstcountybank or look for First County Bank on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/920207.

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