For Immediate Release
Federal Savings Bank Raises Over $16,000 for United Way
Dover - Through personal donations and fundraisers, Federal Savings Bank employees were able to raise $8,335 for the United Way, to support local non-profit agencies that provide social services and resources to the community. With a tremendous corporate sponsorship from the bank’s Board of Directors, the amount was matched, bringing the total contribution to over $16,000. The generous donation is a commendable reflection of the bank’s philosophy of reaching into the communities that it serves.
The FSB United Way Committee consists of employees; Karen Barker, Paul Bergeron, Kim Bryan, Laura DuBay, Dot Eagles, Christina Mukankaka, Mike Robinson, Deb Scott, Brenda Turner, and Janet Woithe. Each year the committee devotes their own time, money and resources to host a breakfast meeting in conjunction with fundraising activities to benefit the United Way.
The campaign theme was a 50's sock hop, based on the classic television show Happy Days. Fundraising efforts included a joint benefit with UNOS restaurant, cookie sale, jeans day at the bank, fuzzy dice sale, and silent auction, which was supported by charitable donations from local businesses and individuals.
Representatives from the United Way joined the breakfast to explain how dollars raised directly impact the community. The FSB United Way Committee would like to thank all participants for their generosity.
"The United Way continues to have an extremely positive impact on the families and individuals in the Seacoast area," said FSB President & CEO, Jay O’Neill. "I am honored to witness the dedication of our staff in taking an active role to make a difference in the lives of so many people."
Since 1890, Federal Savings Bank has operated as a true community bank. The bank has offices in Dover, Barrington, Durham, Portsmouth, and Rochester. For more information, call toll free at 1-800-462-2265 or visit www.fsbdover.com.
Former major league baseball pitcher and current Psychology Coach for the Boston Red Sox, Bob Tewksbury, made an appearance at the Federal Savings Bank Apple Harvest Day booth. Federal Savings Bank is the proud underwriter of Apple Harvest Day, which is a fall festival produced by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer every year to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Walk. Over the last few years, FSB employees have raised over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.
For over 10 years, Federal Savings Bank has participated in the United Way's Day of Caring. A group of FSB employees volunteer to help work at a deserving non-profit organization for a day. Here, a group of FSB employees help do yard work at a youth camp in Strafford.
Each year, Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer to produce an internal campaign to raise funds for the United Way. The staff picks a theme, prepares a breakfast and holds several fundraising activities throughout the year.
Federal Savings Bank partners with Seacoast Media Group and The United Way to produce the annual Spirit of the Seacoast awards. Federal Savings Bank employees serve on the committee that selects deserving volunteers in the community to receive special recognition. FSB grants each recipient a $500 grant to donate to a non-profit organization. To date, FSB has donated over $12,000 to the Spirit of the Seacoast program. In this photo, FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, presents a volunteer award to John Miskus, a volunteer for the Dover Adult Learning Center
FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, receives the 2006 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
FSB recently pledged a $50,000 donation to the capital campaign for Cross Roads House, a homeless shelter in Portsmouth. In this photo, FSB employees Kelly Glennon, Deb Scott and John Crisp attend the Cross Road House annual fundraising benefit.