In our last post, we took a look back at 2013, highlighting some of NVE’s community investment initiatives that took place throughout the year. NVE also provided support for education programs, expanded its social media presence, and even won a few awards!
Englewood Idol 2013
NVE kicked off 2013 by donating $1,000 and serving as a key sponsor for the 8th season of Englewood Idol, an annual event that raises funds for the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund benefitting students from the Englewood school district.
Teach Children to Save
In honor of the American Bankers Association’s 17th Annual Teach Children to Save Program, employees from all 12 branches, as well as Executive Staff, delivered savings lessons at various elementary schools to over 700 students throughout Bergen County.
Bergen Community College Scholarship Program
NVE’s tradition of investing in higher education is exhibited annually through the BCC scholarship program. NVE awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds to two students who produced winning PSA announcements on the importance of financial literacy. The PSA’s were shared with the entire student body, and posted on YouTube.
High School & Middle School Scholarship ProgramNVE hosted our 6th Annual Scholarship reception at the Bank’s Englewood headquarters in June 2013. Scholarships were awarded to 10 local high school students and eight middle school students to assist in their pursuit of higher education. Each High School student received a $1,000 check and Middle School students received a $500 Savings Products to launch their college savings program. Since the program’s launch, NVE has awarded over $75,000 in scholarships.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Vantage Health System
NVE Bank proudly serves as a major sponsor and supporter of Vantage Health System, a community based system of facilities that provides services to children and adults struggling with mental health, addiction, developmental and eldercare challenges.
For the 4th year in a row, NVE Bank was voted Best Community Bank by Jewish Standard readers in Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties. Readers singled out NVE’s outstanding customer service and community service contributions as particularly noteworthy.
Closter 3rd Annual “Trike-a-thon”
NVE’s Closter branch staff participated in the Jack in the Box School’s Trike-a-thon fundraiser event, “Children Helping Children.” NVE served as a sponsor of the event which raises funds to benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Support for Potential Homebuyers
NVE Staff participated in the Bergen County Home Ownership Fair in June 2013, conducting seminars on home financing options for potential homebuyers. The Bank also helped support the operation of the Bergen County Community Development Office with a $5,000 donation.
Supporting Local Youth Sports Programs
Each year, NVE Bank monetarily supports and sponsors many local and school athletic programs throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. From Basketball, Football and Baseball to Girls Softball, NVE is proud to support the efforts of local youth teams.
Over 70 NVE employees and family members participated in Englewood Hospital’s 14th Annual “Walk for Awareness” to raise funds for the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital. NVE once again served as a primary sponsor for the event, and raised over $6,000 to help in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Spreading Thanksgiving Cheer to Neighbors in Need
NVE Bank coordinated a Thanksgiving Food drive to benefit the Office of Concern Food Pantry at St. Cecilia’s Church in Englewood, NJ. The pantry feeds over 800 families in Bergen County on a weekly basis. NVE donated over 70 bags of food, and employees volunteered at the Pantry, distributing Thanksgiving turkeys to 800 families.
2013 was a big year for social media at NVE! Branching out and developing a larger presence on several popular networks has allowed us to establish an even better connection with our customers, partners, and other great organizations. It has also provided additional outlets through which we’re able to share useful information and engage with people.
One of our most exciting new programs this year was NVE’s FAN-tastic Facebook Concert Sweepstakes, hosted in partnership with bergenPAC. Beginning in May, each month, NVE presented the opportunity to win 4 VIP tickets to a designated concert at bergenPAC through our Facebook page. Hundreds of people have, and continue to enter the monthly sweepstakes for a chance to win!
Thank you to our wonderful staff, loyal customers, thriving communities, and remarkable partner organizations for another steallar year. We can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!