For 130 years, NVE Bank has put service to our communities at the forefront of our mission. NVE’s goal to make a difference can be seen in every effort we make, from major, organization-wide philanthropic fundraising programs to something as simple as a member of our staff purchasing his or her morning coffee at a local deli in support of small business. Big or small, every effort matters. This culture of caring we have developed over many years has been the driving force behind what has blossomed into a robust series of community support initiatives NVE hosts and participates in year-round. Here’s what we’ve been up to so far this year!
LENDING A HAND
American Dream Program – NVE was pleased to present a donation of $5,000 to our partner of more than 20 years, Bergen County New Jersey Community Development. This organization provides down payment and mortgage assistance to qualified first time homebuyers through the American Dream Program.
Trike-a-thon – NVE is always proud to be a sponsor of the Children Helping Children Trike-a-thon fundraiser. This year, the Jack In The Box Schools of Closter, Alpine and Tenafly benefitted The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (debra), a non-profit supporting the community affected by the rare genetic connective tissue disorder. We love that these children are learning about fundraising while helping children’s causes!
National Rebuilding Day – NVE Bank greatly values the ongoing partnership we’ve fostered with the North Jersey Chapter of Rebuilding Together. On National Rebuilding Day, which takes place during the last Saturday in April each year, volunteers from NVE join thousands of others nationwide to help provide needed and sometimes critical and life-saving repairs for vulnerable families in our communities. This year, our team helped make safety improvements to the home of one of our senior citizen neighbors in Westwood. The bank was also pleased to make a donation of $7,500 to the organization!
iPiggiBank Financial Literacy Program – NVE proudly sponsored iPiggiBank’s 2017 Financial Literacy Class, Money Management 4 Kids. This innovative, eight-week financial literacy program, created by iPiggiBank, was delivered to first-graders at Bergen Family Center in Engelwood.
10th Annual Scholarship Program – NVE Bank continued its support of Bergen County youth by awarding 17 area students with scholarships to pursue their higher education dreams. Ten graduating high school seniors — many of whom are just about to start their freshman year at college — were awarded $1,000 scholarships to pursue their higher education goals. Seven middle school students also received a $500 savings product.
Teach Children To Save (TCTS) – In honor of the American Bankers Association’s annual Teach Children to Save Day program, NVE Bank Branch Managers embarked on a month-long financial literacy teaching initiative, delivering a series of lessons on good saving habits to classrooms throughout Bergen County. Students received certificates and NVE piggy banks! We’ve had such a wonderful experience with the school’s administrators, teachers, and students, who always welcome us with open arms and let us teach the value of saving and other financial literacy lessons.
Flat Rock Brook Scholarship – NVE was delighted to pledge a scholarship that enabled one child to attend a summer 2017 session of Flat Rock’s Summer Nature Day Camp! If you haven’t visited the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in Englewood, treat yourself!
The Junction – Every year, our Closter branch team looks forward to a special visit from The Junction students, during which our staff teaches them about the inner workings of a bank and the importance of using debit and credit cards responsibly! The Junction, affiliated with Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, is a program that helps students with different abilities to learn functional living and occupational skills, and also coordinates community internships.
Bark for Education – Cresskill Education Foundation held its “Bark for Education” canine carnival at Cresskill High School in May. NVE Bank joined pet vendors and others throughout the community for a pet parade, costume contest, and raffled off some goodies for attendees and their pampered pets!
130 Years – 2017 marks an especially exciting time here at NVE Bank, as we celebrate our 130th year in business. To acknowledge this milestone, we hosted a week-long party for our customers, neighbors and others throughout the communities we serve. From July 10-July 15, we welcomed visitors into our 12 branches to enjoy refreshments, take advantage of special offers, receive free T-shirts, fidget spinners and other treats, and enter to win our special anniversary giveaway! Five lucky winners also received $500 StubHub® Gift Certificates to use for concerts, games or theatre experiences of their choosing. We had a ball, and we think everyone who joined in the celebrations did, too!