First Niagara donates more than $215,000 to local organizations

First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) has contributed more than $1.3 million in charitable grants and donations in 2015 to nearly 130 organizations throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

In Fairfield County, First Niagara’s charitable giving totaled $215,000 to more than 40 organizations, including:

  • Americares, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
  • Bridgeport Public Education Fund
  • Cardinal Shehan Center
  • The Ferguson Library
  • Neighbors Link, Stamford
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Westport Country Playhouse
  • The Workplace, Inc.

“At First Niagara, we feel it is important to support local organizations that positively impact cities and towns in the markets we serve,” said Jeff Hubbard, New England Region President for First Niagara. “We are proud of our contribution to these organizations and look forward to continuing to help make our communities great places to live, work and play.”

For more information on First Niagara’s charitable giving efforts, visit their online Community Commitment page.

About First Niagara

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 390 branches, $39 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 5,400 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  For additional information on First Niagara, visit us at, follow us on Twitter @FirstNiagara, or like us on Facebook at FirstNiagaraBank.

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