FNCB Bank presents a $20,000 donation to the West Side Career and Technology Center that will be used to fund equipment for the metals lab, cosmetology kits and competition field trips.
From left: Richard Rava, West Side CTC Assistant Director/Principal; Larry Schuler, Joint Operating Committee President; Kelley Zionce, FNCB Bank Assistant Vice President; Kayla Mazur, West Side CTC Cosmetology; Nicole Kmetz, West Side CTC Computer Information Technology; and Michael Galanda, West Side CTC Machining.
On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (2.22.22), also known around the world as “Twosday,” FNCB Bank wanted to do something unique for this rare palindrome. Afterall, the date was so rare, another Twosday won’t happen again for another 400 years, in 2422.
In addition to every employee wearing custom designed 2.22.22 t-shirts, team members were asked to nominate local charities to receive a special donation of $222.22.
Initially the Bank was going to select two winners for obvious reasons but selected four due to the tremendous response. In fact, the Bank selected two “human” winners, Ruth’s Place and the Children’s Advocacy Center and two “non-human” winners, Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
“The response was overwhelming,” said Michael Cummings, FNCB Bank Vice President, Marketing Manager. “We’re glad we were able to have a little fun and help some very deserving organizations at the same time. In 2422 when FNCB is 512 years old, we will do it again.”
The Twosday fundraiser was part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. As a true, local community bank, FNCB Bank is making a difference through volunteerism, donations and outreach programs.
FNCB Bank recently presented an $85,000 Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation to help provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in preschool, elementary and high school programs in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Since 2010, FNCB has contributed just under $2,500,000 to local educational and scholarship organizations through the EITC initiative.
From left: James Bone, FNCB Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Gerard Champi, FNCB Bank President & CEO; Kristen Donohue, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Scranton; Jason Morrison, Diocesan Secretary of Catholic Education/Chief Executive Officer; and James Burke, FNCB Bank Chief Banking Officer.