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Pictured left to right: Hugh Weber, Honorary Chair of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund and President of the NJ Devils as well as the Prudential Center; George Celentano, SVP and Regional Manager, Provident Bank; Jane Kurek, Executive Director, Provident Bank Foundation; John Nietzel, President of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund and SVP at Investors Bank; and Michael Petrucci, Board Member of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund and VP and Area Manager, Provident Bank.
The Provident Bank and The Provident Bank Foundation have each contributed $5,000 to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund for a total donation of $10,000. With this donation, struggling children and families throughout Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, and Bergen Counties will be able to have a brighter holiday season.
“We hope that this donation will help Greater Newark Holiday Fund continue to provide underprivileged children and families in New Jersey with the opportunity to celebrate this time of year,” said Michael Petrucci, Board Member, Greater Newark Holiday Fund and Area Manager, Provident Bank. “This is the season of giving, and we are happy to be able to supply the impoverished children of our community with a gift to open this holiday season.”
The Greater Newark Holiday Fund was initiated in 1937 by a group of Newark businessmen as a way to ensure that even the most impoverished children in the community would have a gift to open during the holidays. Today, the Fund is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The fund has since expanded its reach far beyond Newark, and has contributed nearly $12 million toward the betterment of thousands of families in the community.
This yearly campaign runs for two months during the holiday season, however, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund accepts donations year round.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.providentnj.com) 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 $8.9 billion as of September 30, 2015. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The 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.
About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by The Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other organizations that provide services in communities served by the bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $21million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit www.ProvidentNJFoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.