July 29 - First Federal of Bucks County, a 129-year-old community banking institution that is owned by its customers, has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region's top corporate philanthropic givers.
The Philadelphia Business Journal selected First Federal of Bucks County as one of the winners of its 2014 Corporate Giving awards. Representatives from First Federal were presented with the award at the publication’s celebratory event on July 24, 2014 at the Union League of Philadelphia. The award recognizes the commitment of the bank and its 134 team members to hands-on volunteerism in and around Bucks County.
Jeane Coyle, president and CEO of First Federal of Bucks County, said that volunteerism is deeply ingrained in the company’s culture.
“It’s definitely a big part of working at First Federal. We work in Bucks County, and we live in Bucks County. It’s important to us,” Coyle said. “We track our team members’ volunteer activities, and every year, we have a team member dinner at which we honor those colleagues who have worked the hardest to make a positive difference in the community.”
Among the charitable organizations to which First Federal of Bucks County team members have donated time in the past year are Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, a program of United Way of Bucks County which seeks to eliminate the problem of food insecurity for low-income area residents, and the Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) No BULLying Run, which is dedicated to helping raise awareness of bullying and its effects in our schools and local community.
In late 2014, First Federal of Bucks County team members and board members again will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County to build a home in Croydon, Pa. The house will be built on land the bank donated to the charity in 2013 for that purpose and will incorporate wall sections that First Federal volunteers helped assemble during a work day in May.
Previously known as the Corporate Philanthropy Summit, the Philadelphia Business Journal's Corporate Giving Summit brings together the region's leading business and civic leaders to share insight about the efforts that makes the greater-Philadelphia region a great place to work and live.
From left, Georgann Berger McKenna, senior vice president of sales and administration at First Federal of Bucks County, accepts a Hands On Initiatives award at the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Corporate Giving awards, along with Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
About First Federal of Bucks County
Founded in 1885, First Federal of Bucks County, with $706 million in assets, operates 11 offices throughout Bucks County. Because it is a Federally Chartered Mutual Savings Association, the bank is not publicly traded and is “owned” by the Association’s customers. The mission of First Federal is to serve businesses and individuals in Bucks County and the surrounding counties – and to be an integral part of the community.