First County Bank supports Carver after school programs

L-R: Wendy A. Macedo, First County Bank Assistant Vice President, Norwalk Branch Manager; Dean McCloud, Carver Program Assistant;Steven G. Ferguson, First County Bank Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer; Novelette Peterkin, Carver CEO; and Nikki LaFaye, Carver Director of Philanthropy, standing with Carver students

L-R: Wendy A. Macedo, First County Bank Assistant Vice President, Norwalk Branch Manager; Dean McCloud, Carver Program Assistant;Steven G. Ferguson, First County Bank Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer; Novelette Peterkin, Carver CEO; and Nikki LaFaye, Carver Director of Philanthropy, standing with Carver students

Carver is grateful for the First County Bank Foundation renewing its support of Carver kids with a check for $5,000!

The First County Bank Foundation, which was established in 2001 to honor the bank’s 150th anniversary, contributes generously to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development; increase the availability of affordable housing and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for families and children.

Its giving reflects the dedication and charitable inclination of First County Bank, its Directors, Corporators, Officers and Employees. As a mutual community bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers contributions made by the Foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

Since 2001, the First County Bank Foundation has awarded over 1,000 individual grants, worth  over $8.5 million.

Carver is grateful that First County Bank is able to give back to the community not only through their Foundation grants and donations, but also through their giving of the time and talents of the men and women that work for the bank. 

“This most generous gift is a great boost to Carver’s efforts to ‘Build Lifetime Achievers’ as Carver prepares for the 2019-2020 school year,” said Novelette Peterkin, Carver’s CEO.  “The First County Bank Foundation is vital to the continued health and growth of Carver’s work.”

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Carver’s core principles include high expectations with the goal of graduating high school on-time and college-ready; academic rigor focused on project-based learning and individualized learning; building healthy relationships; student voice and taking responsibility; building community through defined structures of cooperative decision-making; and a youth development approach to instruction that recognizes individual strengths, needs, and learning styles.

Carver thrives because of the tremendous investments people and institutions like First County Bank make in the lives of Carver kids. THANK YOU!