(L to R): Don Blum, EVP/Chief Lending Officer, Provident Bank; Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation; Miriam Duro, Banking Center Manager, Bayonne Branch, Provident Bank; Ken Lenskold, Investment Compliance Manager, Beacon Trust Company.
Provident Bank team members recently participated in Read Across America Day. Bank employees read children’s books to more than 800 pre-school and elementary school students at 15 public schools, early learning centers, and community childcare centers across the bank’s footprint. In addition, Provident Bank donated children’s books to the schools in support of the initiative. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program started by the National Education Association (NEA) that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
About Provident Bank
Provident Bank, (www.provident.bank) a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.50 billion as of December 31, 2016. With $6.55 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.