Three High School Seniors Receive Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships from First County Bank Foundation

Three High School Seniors Receive
Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships
from First County Bank Foundation

Caroline Yu of Greenwich, with Willard Miley, President and COO, First County Bank and Vice
President, First County Bank Foundation; Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and President, First County Bank Foundation.

Karys Webb of Darien, with Richard E. Taber, former Chairman & CEO of First County Bank, Karen Kelly, Vice President, First County Bank Foundation, Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and President, First County Bank Foundation.

Sage Fuhrman of New Canaan, with Willard Miley, President and COO, First County Bank and Vice President, First County Bank Foundation; Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and President, First County Bank Foundation.

STAMFORD, CT, August 4, 2022 ─ First County Bank Foundation recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community.

The program awards scholarships to three deserving students and is designed to recognize and encourage young people who are honest, hard-working and helpful. Each year, First County Bank Foundation accepts student applications from the beginning of the year until the end of April. The award is named after Richard E. Taber who retired as chairman and CEO of First County Bank in March 2011. It is in recognition of Taber’s 40-plus-year career at the bank and innumerable contributions to the community.

Each of the following students were chosen to receive a $5,000 Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarship: Caroline Yu of Greenwich, attended Greenwich High School and will attend the University of Virginia, majoring in Policy and Law; Karys Webb of Darien, attended Darien High School and will attend the University of Virginia, majoring in Global Public Health; and Sage Fuhrman of New Canaan, attended New Canaan High School and will attend the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Human Dimensions of Organizations.

“Each year we are impressed by the dedication and commitment of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award applicants”, stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and President, First County Bank Foundation. “We are proud to award scholarships to these three hardworking local students and applaud their achievements. All of us at First County Bank wish them much success.”

Richard Taber, for whom the scholarship is named and a current member of the board of directors at First County Bank, said, “It is with great pride that these scholarships are awarded in my name, and I know without a doubt, that these students will go on to a successful future.”

To learn more about First County Bank Foundation and the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarship, please visit the Bank’s website.

 

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.9 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank's FirstPrize $avings Account Drawing Awarded to Stamford Resident

Timothy Brown

STAMFORD, Conn., July 28, 2022 – First County Bank awarded Stacey Karipides of Stamford, $1,000, as she is the latest winner of the FirstPrize $avings account drawing. When Maria Bivona, the Branch Manager at First County Bank’s Springdale-Stamford branch called Ms. Karipides to tell her that she had won, “Ms. Karipides was pleasantly surprised to hear the good news,” said Bivona.

“I have been with the bank for 15 years, and this is my first ever FirstPrize $avings winner” added Bivona.

The FirstPrize $avings account, is a savings account with a cash prize drawing element to promote personal savings. With each eligible deposit of $25 or more, the account holder earns an entry into a drawing for a $1,000 prize. The drawing occurs four times a year, with one winner per quarter.

The $1,000 prize is deposited directly into the winner’s FirstPrize $avings account, making the money available immediately. The FirstPrize $avings account is one of our many personal banking accounts that can be opened online.

To learn more about First County Bank’s FirstPrize $avings account, to open this account online, and to view account rules and regulations please visit: https://firstcountybank.com/first-prize-savings-account/.


About First County Bank
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking.  First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.9 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank Foundation Donates $518,000 to Local Nonprofits

STAMFORD, CT, June 23, 2022 — First County Bank Foundation announced that it is donating $518,000 in grants to over 100 Fairfield County nonprofits through its annual CommunityFirst Grant Program.

The focus of the First County Bank Foundation is to support Fairfield County nonprofits based within the Bank’s footprint, that focus on supporting the following critical issues: affordable housing, economic development and educational enrichment for families and children.

“As the needs in our community continue to increase during these challenging times, First County Bank Foundation applauds the resilience and determination of our local nonprofit leaders and their teams” stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation. “The Bank’s Board of Directors, Corporators and employees are committed to supporting those organizations that provide services for important and growing social causes such as food insecurity, affordable housing and educational enrichment.”

For more information about First County Bank Foundation, visit the Bank’s website:

https://firstcountybank.com/community/.

 

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the Foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank Welcomes Three New Corporators

Timothy Brown

First County Bank Welcomes Three New Corporators

STAMFORD, CT, June 16, 2022 First County Bank is pleased to announce three new corporators: Adam Hirsch, Allison Gagliardi, and Kevin McKiernan who were elected at the June 15, 2022 Corporators meeting. A First County Bank corporator is a unique role offered to community representatives and thought leaders, who promote the mission and vision of the bank while supporting the business community and nonprofit development.

The Board of Directors of First County Bank recruits corporators who are successful in their business or profession and have strong knowledge of the communities First County Bank serves. Corporators play a critical role in a mutual community Bank. The role of a Corporator includes assisting the Bank in increasing its visibility and credibility in the community, advising the Bank on community and customer needs, and supporting the Bank’s business development.

“As First County Bank continues the expansion of the Bank’s Corporators, we are excited to welcome our newly elected members. With their extensive background in providing solutions for clients and companies, and navigating risk, their experience will be well valued in the role Corporators provide for the bank,” said Robert Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank.

First County Bank welcomes the following business leaders to the Board of Corporators:

Adam Hirsch

Adam is the co-owner with his father, Harry Hirsch, of Hirsch Law Firm, LLC., a boutique law firm specializing in real estate and estate planning law, complex commercial transactions, and construction litigation primarily doing business in Fairfield County. Adam is a licensed attorney in Connecticut and Massachusetts and has his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. Adam volunteers for the Bridgeport Foreclosure Volunteer Attorney Program as well as volunteering at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. Adam and his wife and son reside in Stamford.

Adam Hirsch

Allison Gagliardi

Allison is the President and owner of Troy Insurance Inc., a local insurance agency serving Stamford and the surrounding communities specializing in Personal and Commercial insurance lines. Allison has been working at Troy Insurance since 1984 and after a 31-year tenure, acquired Troy Insurance in 2015. Allison is an Accredited Advisor in Insurance, a Certified Personal Insurance Agent and a Certified Professional & Chartered Professional Risk and Insurance Advisor. Allison is a current Person to Person Board Member and a past Board Member of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Allison was the co-chairperson for Person to Person’s “Night Under the Stars” event. She is also active on their Development and Events Committees. Allison and her husband reside in Stamford.

Allison Gagliardi

Kevin McKiernan

Kevin is the President of Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Co. Insurance . which offers insurance advice and risk management solutions in Fairfield County and across the United States. Kevin has held this position at this family-owned business since 2014 and has been with the agency for over 30 years. Kevin attended Loyola University of Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Kevin has received several industry designations including Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA). Additionally, Kevin sits on the Board for the Professional Insurance Agents for Connecticut (PIA) and is the only non-attorney to be a Panel Member for the Statewide Grievance Committee. Kevin, his wife and their three sons reside in Wilton.

Kevin McKiernan

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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First County Bank's Board of Directors Welcomes Newest Member - Noah Lapine

Timothy Brown

STAMFORD, CT, June 15, 2022 – First County Bank  is pleased to announce that Noah Lapine, CEO of Lapine Associates, Inc., has been named to First County Bank’s Board of Directors. He was officially appointed to the Board at the June 15th Corporator meeting.  In addition to Lapine’s recent election to the board, he has also served as a Corporator at First County Bank since June, 2018.

“Noah’s strong business experience and knowledge as well as his commitment to giving back to our community mirrors First County Bank’s mission.” said Robert Granata, First County Bank Chairman and CEO. “On behalf of my fellow board members we welcome Noah and look forward to collaborating with him on bank initiatives.”

“Being appointed to First County Bank’s Board of Directors is truly an honor,” said Noah Lapine. “I am excited to collaborate with my fellow board members in making key decisions that will positively impact our customer base and charitable organizations in our area.”

Noah Lapine is the CEO Lapine Associates,Inc., located in Stamford, CT. He has been with the firm since 1996 and recently oversaw their acquisition by the adm Group, a London-based marketing services agency. Lapine holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Rochester.

As a Stamford resident, Lapine is involved in multiple nonprofits throughout Fairfield County, including Fairfield County Business Collaborative for Education Equity, and holds board positions with Mill River Park Collaborative and Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County.

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Stamford Resident is Latest Winner of First County Bank's FirsPrize $avings Account Drawing

Timothy Brown

STAMFORD, Conn., April 21, 2022 – First County Bank awarded Nicholas Ayars and Danette Melchionne of Stamford, $1,000, as they are the latest winners of the FirstPrize $avings account drawing. When Jennifer Lima, the Branch Manager at First County Bank’s Shippan-Stamford branch called Ms. Melchionne to tell her that she had won, “Ms. Melchionne was pleasantly surprised to hear the good news,” said Lima.

“It has been over two years since we had a FirstPrize $avings account winner at my branch and am glad I was able to share the exciting news with one of my customers,” added Lima.

The FirstPrize $avings account, is a savings account with a cash prize drawing element to promote personal savings. With each eligible deposit of $25 or more, the account holder earns an entry into a drawing for a $1,000 prize. The drawing occurs four times a year, with one winner per quarter.

The $1,000 prize is deposited directly into the winner’s FirstPrize $avings account, making the money available immediately. The FirstPrize $avings account is one of our many personal banking accounts that can be opened online.

To learn more about First County Bank’s FirstPrize $avings account, to open this account online, and to view account rules and regulations, please click here.


About First County Bank
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking.  First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.9 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank Foundation Donates $5,000 to the American Red Cross for Ukraine Support Relief Efforts

 

First County Bank Foundation Donates $5,000

to the American Red Cross for Ukraine Support Relief Efforts

 

STAMFORD, CT., March 24, 2022 — First County Bank Foundation announced at its recent March Board meeting that it will donate $5,000 to the American Red Cross in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

“On behalf of First County Bank’s board of directors, corporators and employees, we are proud to provide these funds to the American Red Cross in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. We’re confident that the American Red Cross will direct the funding to those who have the greatest need,” stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation. “We hope this gives some level of comfort to the members of our local community who have relatives and loved ones living in Ukraine,” added Granata.

To learn more about First County Bank Foundation, visit the Bank’s website at https://firstcountybank.com/community

 

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank's FirstPrize $avings Account Drawing Awarded to Bridgeport Resident

Timothy Brown

STAMFORD, Conn., February 17, 2022 – First County Bank awarded Lesly Sosa of Bridgeport, $1,000, as she is the latest winner of the FirstPrize $avings account drawing. Ms. Sosa was skeptical at first, saying, “When I received the call from the branch manager stating that I won $1,000 I thought this can’t be true. The branch manager reassured me that I was in fact a winner and said I could call him back at his branch directly, for further confirmation. It was a very pleasant surprise to hear from First County Bank that I won money.” said Lesly Sosa.

Ben Peter, Branch Manager of First County Bank’s Post Road, Fairfield location, said he was happy to reassure Ms. Sosa that she was the winner.

The FirstPrize $avings account, is a savings account with a cash prize drawing element to promote personal savings. With each eligible deposit of $25 or more, the account holder earns an entry into a drawing for a $1,000 prize. The drawing occurs four times a year, with one winner per quarter.

The $1,000 prize is deposited directly into the winner’s FirstPrize $avings account, making the money available immediately. The FirstPrize $avings account is one of our latest personal banking accounts that can be opened online.

To learn more about First County Bank’s FirstPrize $avings account, to open this account online, and to view account rules and regulations, please click here.


About First County Bank
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking.  First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.9 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank Foundation Accepting Applications for the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award

 

First County Bank Foundation Accepting Applications

for the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award

 

STAMFORD, CT., February 10, 2022 — The First County Bank Foundation is now accepting applications for the annual Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award. High school seniors can apply at https://firstcountybank.com/community/awards-and-scholarships/ .

The Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award rewards high school seniors residing in the towns of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport or Bridgeport, who are well-rounded citizens. Different from many scholarships that are based on top academic achievement or athletic ability, this scholarship is weighted towards those who demonstrate leadership and caring for their community. The criteria for selection are best defined by “CLASS” Citizenship, Leadership, Academics, Service, and Sportsmanship.

Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in our community. The deadline for submitting an application is May 1, 2022. Each recipient will receive a personalized certificate and a check for $5,000 will be sent directly to the college of acceptance. Decisions on scholarship recipients will be made by the end of May.

The award was named in honor of Richard (“Dick”) E. Taber who retired in 2011 as First County Bank’s Chairman and CEO. It was during Dick’s tenure that the First County Bank Foundation was founded in 2001. “Each year, we continue to be amazed by the caliber of the local high school students who apply for the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award. Since 2011, we have recognized countless students and we look forward to receiving this year’s applications.” said Robert J. Granata, president of First County Bank Foundation, chairman and CEO of First County Bank.  “We’re proud to honor Dick’s legacy of volunteerism and community involvement with our scholarship program,” added Granata.  

Candidate Criteria

The recipient of this award must be a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university.  The recipient will be selected without regard to race, sex, religion or creed.  Each candidate must:

  • Be a current resident of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport or surrounding areas of Bridgeport, and be a graduating high school senior
  • Hold a “B” average or higher during their junior and senior years in high school
  • Provide an admission acceptance document from a two or four-year college or university
  • Be involved in the community
  • Provide reference letters from two individuals not related to the candidate. One letter from each of the following is preferred:
    • High school teacher or counselor
    • Community leader/volunteer program counselor
  • Provide a high school transcript
  • Complete a brief essay (not to exceed 1,000 words) describing how the candidate best fits into the definition of “CLASS” Citizenship, Leadership, Academics, Service, Sportsmanship
  • Complete the online application, available at https://firstcountybank.com/community/awards-and-scholarships/

 

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Richard Muskus headshot

First County Bank Welcomes New Chief Lending Officer

Richard Muskus headshot

Timothy Brown

STAMFORD, CT, February 2, 2022 – First County Bank welcomes Richard Muskus Jr., as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Director of Business Banking. Muskus will be taking over for Sara Tucker, who has been transitioning her responsibilities over to him, in preparation of her retirement at the end of March.

Muskus has over 30 years of community banking experience working throughout Southern Connecticut and the New York metro area. Muskus, who joins First County Bank from Carver Federal Savings Bank where he served as Chief Revenue Officer, previously held roles as President and Chief Lending Officer of Patriot Bank. At First County Bank, he will be responsible for business development, loan production and portfolio management, and provide support for small businesses seeking community development opportunities. As a member of the bank’s Senior Management Team, Muskus’s position will report directly to Robert Granata, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First County Bank.

“I am thrilled to have Richard join First County Bank and lead our Business Banking Division. With his extensive background in the financial industry, I am confident that he will support the strategic initiatives set forth for this division, while effectively managing our current client portfolio,” said Robert Granata, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First County Bank.

“First County Bank has been a cornerstone in serving the local business community for over 170 years. I look forward to directing the strong and established Business Banking division, while supporting our clients with customized solutions to meet their goals as the Bank expands its market presence and community impact,” said Richard Muskus Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Director of Business Banking.

Muskus received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University, is a Greenwich resident where he lives with his wife and three children, and is actively involved in local nonprofit organizations, holding several board positions. 

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Anderson R. Livingston headshot

Anderson R. Livingston Joins First County Bank's Board of Directors

Anderson R. Livingston headshot

Timothy Brown

STAMFORD, CT, January 27, 2022 –  First County Bank  is pleased to announce that Anderson R. Livingston, managing partner of the private equity firm Armondale Ventures, LLC, has been named to First County Bank’s Board of Directors. He was officially appointed to the Board at the January 19th Corporator meeting.  In addition to Livingston’s election to the board, he has also served as a Corporator at First County Bank since June 2021.

“Anderson brings substantial community knowledge and expertise to our board. His business and leadership experience, coupled with his community involvement makes him an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors,” said Robert Granata, First County Bank Chairman and CEO.

“I am thrilled of my recent appointment to First County Bank’s Board of Directors,” said Anderson Livingston. “I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Board Members and providing extensive insight on ways First County Bank can not only better support the needs of our customers, but also the needs of the communities we serve as a whole” added Livingston.

Anderson R. Livingston is the managing partner of the private equity firm Armondale Ventures LLC, located in Greenwich, CT. He has been with the organization for several years and previously held senior Risk Management roles for American Express. Livingston holds an MBA from Cornell University Johnson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College.

 

 

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


First County Bank Foundation Now Accepting Annual CommunityFirst Grant Applications Online Deadline March 31, 2022

STAMFORD, CT, January 06, 2022 — First County Bank Foundation announces that applications for the Annual CommunityFirst grant program are now being accepted. Eligible nonprofit organizations must submit their application online by the deadline of March 31, 2022.

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must serve the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and neighboring communities in Bridgeport, and have nonprofit tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

“During these challenging times, we appreciate the good work of our local community-based organizations and recognize the critical role they play in our community. We understand that needs are great and each year, we welcome the opportunity to accept and review grant applications from our local Fairfield County nonprofits,” stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation. “The Bank’s Board of Directors, Corporators and employees take great pride in distributing annual grants to help ensure that local needs are met,” added Granata.

To view examples of past grant recipients and to complete an online grant application, visit the Bank’s website at https://firstcountybank.com/community/grant-applications/.


About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.