Sun National Bank is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work. Through a variety of efforts, Sun supports organizations, events and programs that make a difference in cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the bank’s footprint. Sun contributes to numerous non-profit organizations that support arts and culture, community service, economic development, education and health and social services.
Sun National Bank is a longtime corporate donor and fundraiser for the United Way. Each year, Sun employees demonstrate their generosity, teamwork and commitment to helping their fellow citizens, by donating to myriad organizations and programs through the United Way. Sun’s 2012 campaign raised more than $74,000 through staff payroll deductions, cash contributions and fun employee activities, including raffles, a dessert contest and carnival games.
Additionally, Sun has served as the multi-year title sponsor of the signature fall fundraiser for the United Way of Atlantic County – the Sun National Bank Golf & Sporting Clays Invitational. This tournament brings together regional business people and residents for a day of golf and sporting clay shooting and an awards ceremony. In 2012, the Sun National Bank Golf & Sporting Clays Invitational raised over $60,000 for the United Way.
Banking on Our Communities Day
Every autumn, Sun National Bank employees are given time off to give back to the community, on Sun’s annual day of service known as “Banking on Our Communities Day.” Teams of Sun employees dedicate a combined 2,000+ hours to a wide variety of projects at community organizations throughout Sun’s footprint. In 2012, over 600 Sun employees volunteered at more than 50 organizations in New Jersey. Activities ranged from yard work, painting, construction and cleanup to spending time with senior citizens, veterans, children and individuals with disabilities.
A few of Sun’s other community service initiatives, from 2012:
Central Jersey Housing Resource Center – Sun National Bank provided grant money and facilitated a financial education workshop called Money in Motion, thanks to the staff and resources from Sun’s Hillsborough branch.
Credit Counseling – Grants from Sun supported two credit management workshops with Clarifi in Salem County and the Credit Counseling Service at the Family Guidance Center.
United Way of Cumberland County Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative – To provide free tax return preparation for consumers, Sun National Bank provided a grant and office space with 6 PCs and printer, on designated days from February to April.
American Heart Association (AHA) Red Tie Brigade – For the third consecutive year, our 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 through donations and raising awareness.
JAWS Dick Smith Junior Golf Tournament – The Jaws Junior Golf Association provides an opportunity for junior golfers to exhibit their progress and skills, and it serves as a terrific proving ground in their pursuit of high school and college golf opportunities. As main sponsor of the tournament, Sun National Bank contributed financial and in-kind support to sustain the program.
Atlantic City High School Invitational – Supporting this annual event for the 8th consecutive year, Sun funded two grants awarded to economically disadvantaged students who excelled academically.
Vineland Public Schools, Little Folks Scholarship – Sun National Bank contributed funds toward Vineland Public Schools’ Little Folks Scholarship program, to purchase $50 U.S. Savings Bonds, which were distributed to 12 randomly-selected economically disadvantaged kindergarten students.
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 (Pre-K - 8) and girls (Pre-K - 7).
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation – The bank collected unwrapped gifts and toys at the Vineland and Mount Laurel Corporate Offices in twocounties to support the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve’s mission to help less fortunate children experience the joy of theholidays and to contribute to better communities in the future.