United Way of Gloucester County
Receives Grants from Investors Foundations
Provides Funding for Community Partner Grants
ROBBINSVILLE, New Jersey – Each year, thousands of Gloucester County residents reach out to United Way-funded programs for assistance – from child development programs and senior care, to Veterans services and everything in between; grants totaling $5,000 from the Investors Foundation and Roma Community Bank Foundation will help fund those services and more.
According to Executive Director Michael Gower, the United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) funds about 30 local programs offering assistance and support to county residents. “Contributions to United Way of Gloucester County stay local,” explained Gower, “helping those who need help the most right here in Gloucester County. These programs truly strengthen our communities.”
UWGC applied for the grants from the Investors and Roma Community Bank Foundations, which support non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013.
Investors Bank Assistant Vice President and Williamstown Branch Manager Shannon Morgan-Leonen, who presented the grant checks to Gower, said “Investors Bank recognizes the key role the United Way of Gloucester County plays in aiding county residents by assessing community needs and focusing its efforts on those areas of health, education and income that can have the more positive impact.”
Some of the agencies who receive support from UWGC include the Food Bank of South Jersey, Arc Gloucester, Center for Family Services, Center for People in Transition, Glassboro Child Development Centers, HollyDELL, and Volunteer Center of South Jersey, among many others. Additionally, according to Gower, UWGC also provides funds to “stimulate innovative solutions to community problems.” He said that examples of these initiatives include UWGC mini-grants which support such organizations as the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation and the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation. He also noted that UWGC is the lead agency for the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle which enables riders to travel across the county to various locations and services, including employment opportunities at the Pureland Complex for a $1 each way.
Scott Kintzing, Investors Bank Vice President, Business Lending, and UWGC Board Member said, “Investors is proud to support United Way of Gloucester County and the work that it does to make our residents better, healthier and stronger. The United Way is a key member of the communities of Gloucester County and the services and assistance it offers is invaluable.”
“Investors Bank is committed to helping communities grow and prosper,” said Investors Bank Senior Market Manager Linda Martin. “Our mission as a community bank is to ensure that we do whatever we can to make a difference in the lives of the people and local neighborhoods that we serve.”
Sandy Broughton, Investors Bank Vice President/Community Development Officer, echoed Martin’s comments, “Investors Bank seeks to improve the lives of the residents of the communities and neighborhoods we touch. We believe that community commitment is a mindset that governs how we live and work each and every day.”
Photo Caption: Representatives from Investors Bank recently presented grants totaling $5,000 from the Investors Foundation and Roma Community Bank Foundation to United Way of Gloucester County Executive Director Michael Gower (second from right). In addition to Gower, pictured from left: Investors Bank Senior Market Manager Linda Martin, Vice President/Community Development Officer Sandy Broughton, Assistant Vice President and Williamstown Branch Manager Shannon Morgan-Leonen, and Scott Kintzing (far right), Investors Bank Vice President, Business Lending, and UWGC Board Member.
About the Investors Foundation
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $23 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. The Investors Foundation supports non-profit organizations that enrich the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $20 million to support initiatives ranging from community and civic improvements to the fight against diseases. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About United Way of Gloucester County
The United Way of Gloucester County was established in 1957, and is an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose activities are guided and managed by a 32-member Board of Directors representing the needs, resources and diversity of Gloucester County communities. Board Members are appointed for varying terms of office to maintain this representation as the circumstances of the county evolve. Since its establishment, local United Way campaigns have stimulated more than $84 million in charitable giving by county residents. It is the largest and most successful fund raising organization in Gloucester County. For more information on the United Way of Gloucester County go to www.uwgcnj.org.