First County Bank Foundation & The Power of Giving Back
Reyno Giallongo, Jr. President of the First County Bank Foundation and Chairman and CEO of First County Bank discusses the importance of giving back to the community. In Rey's word's, "engagement in the nonprofit community should come from someone's DNA." Find out how else, the First County Bank Foundation is making a difference in local communities.
Moving Forward By Giving Back
Local executives met at the First County Bank Executive Offices to hold a panel discussion on philanthropic strategies within the community. The panel event, organized by the Mark Lapine Endowment for Families in Business Foundation, discussed key factors in engaging the nonprofit community. Local executives on the panel were:
- Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO, Bigelow Tea
- Reyno Giallongo, Jr., Chairman and CEO, First County Bank, and President, First County Bank Foundation
- Tiffany Kuehner, Board Chair and former CEO, Hope for Haiti
- Mike Maguire, CEO, Structural Graphics, and Co-founder, Raise the Roof
- Ashok Vasudevan, Co-founder and CEO, Preferred Brands International, Chairman of the Board, Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd.
- Moderator: Noah Lapine, Owner, President of Lapine Associates
Fairfield University & First County Bank, National Finalists
Students from Fairfield University were entering the Conference of State Bank Supervisor’s (CSBS) Community Bank Case Study Competition. In early 2016, they approached First County Bank to participate as their primary case study for the competition. Their request was simple, to work with First County Bank as their major corporate entry and to tell The Bank’s story from a performance and managerial perspective. The Bank was more than willing to help these students as were some First County Bank customers. We are proud to announce that these Fairfield University students were not only named as a finalist in this national collegiate competition, but they exceled in portraying the culture of the Bank and our community focus.
First County Bank Foundation, Inc. 15th Anniversary
The 15th Anniversary of the First County Bank Foundation was celebrated the only way we know how; by taking time to meet with the local nonprofit organizations we support! At the 15th Anniversary event, we were able to hear from nonprofit organizations, their successes, and the impact we have been able to provide through the Foundation.