Throughout 2013, in the form of sponsorships, donations and in-kind services, SunNational Bank contributed to organizations that support health and social services, financial literacy, education, community service, arts and culture and civic issues. The bank also was involved with chambers of commerce and professional associations that support local businesses, not-for-profit organizations, legislative issues and more.
SELECT 2013 COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES
In 2013, SunNational Bank provided support for a wide range of valuable programs and services, including but not limited to those listed below.
Katz Jewish Community Center
Sun National Bank again supported the Katz JCC throughout the year in support of select youth initiatives. Among them, Sun was the main sponsor for the Betty & Milton Katz JCC Junior Maccabi Basketball league, a youth instructional/recreational basketball league for boys and girls.
American Heart Association (AHA) Red Tie Brigade
For the fourth consecutive year, Sun’s President and CEO joined the Red Tie Brigade, South Jersey's elite and active group of powerful men who support the AHA “Go Red for Women” movement in their communities. A donation was made for the cause.
Multiple Sclerosis City to Shore Ride
This two-day ride, held every fall by the Greater Delaware Valley National Multiple Sclerosis Society, supports the 13,000 local people who live with MS each day. Sun’s donation was part of total funds contributed to Bike MS that are used to support research for a cure and to provide programs serving the needs of people living with MS.
Food Bank of South Jersey Sun contributed $5,000 to support the Food Bank of South Jersey, the largest source of government and non-government food assistance in South Jersey. More than 200 emergency feeding programs rely on the Food Bank of South Jersey to meet the food needs of over 173,000 people living in food-insecure households in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties.
United Way of Cumberland County - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Sun National Bank provided $5,000 in grant money plus office space for United Way’s program, which provides free tax return services to local citizens.
United Way (multiple regional locations)
Sun is a long-term corporate donor and fundraiser for United Way. The bank supports the organization and its member agencies throughout the region to address root causes of key issues facing local communities, individuals, families and children. In 2013 Sun National Bank again held an employee fundraising campaign to support local United Ways throughout New Jersey. The 2013 campaign raised over $34,000 through payroll deductions and cash contributions. Sun also supported United Way through a $5,000 sponsorship of the annual Golf & Sporting Clays Invitational, the signature fall fundraiser for United Way of Atlantic County.
Other regional community donations, which Sun made via sponsorship in 2013, include:
Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County
Sophie Jane Darr Children’s Foundation
Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America
The Richard Simon Foundation for Alzheimer’s
BANKING ON OUR COMMUNITIES DAY
In October 2013, Sun celebrated its fifth annual “Banking on Our Communities” day. Over 500 Sun National Bank employees volunteered at more than 50 organizations throughout New Jersey. For this event alone, Sun volunteered more than 2,000 hours of service. Sun conceived the day so employees could support local communities not just through business and banking services, but through living the company’s philosophy that doing business in the community means being part of it. Sun employees volunteered on projects ranging from stocking shelves at a food bank and spending time with elderly residents at a senior center to a community park cleanup, working with animals at pet shelters and helping Habitat for Humanity.
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