Community Bank NA donates $5,000 to Burlington City Arts Scholarship Fund

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Community Bank NA donates $5,000 to Burlington City Arts Scholarship Fund

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 3:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Recently, the Community Bank NA New England branches matched each dollar-for-dollar donation to the Burlington City Arts (BCA) up to $5,000 to support its educational programming and scholarship fund during its spring fundraising campaign, which ran through June 30.

BCA has served the cultural and artistic needs of the Greater Burlington area for more than 30 years. Its vision is to fuse a dynamic relationship between the arts and community, to nurture creativity and imagination, and to ignite a passion for learning through the arts. BCA runs a range of arts programs from The BCA Center and throughout the city, and have established The BCA Center as one of the few exhibition spaces in the state dedicated to showcasing contemporary art. Coupled with its commitment to accessibility, The BCA Center and BCA Studios enable the organization to present an integrated series of art experiences that help set it apart from other art centers across the country and cement Burlington’s reputation as one of America’s most livable cities for the arts.

“We are proud to support the Burlington City Arts—a very deserving organization that has served the cultural and artistic needs of the Greater Burlington area for more than 30 years,” said Community Bank N.A. Regional Manager Anita Bourgeois. “Community Bank is dedicated to helping our community through these challenging times and we are pleased to match donations in support of BCA’s scholarship fund.”

“A key part of our COVID-19 recovery work is ensuring that our arts programs continue to be accessible to children and families and we are thrilled that Community Bank stepped up to the plate to support our educational programming and scholarship fund,” said Burlington City Arts Executive Director Doreen Kraft.  “Thank you to our friends at Community Bank for matching each donation —helping even more children, families, and community members create, learn, and build community through the arts.”

Photo: Burlington City Arts Executive Director Doreen Kraft. Photo credit: Luke Awtry Photography

About Community Bank System, Inc.

Community Bank System, Inc. operates more than 240 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. and has been serving its communities for more than 150 years. With over $13 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 125 largest financial institutions. Community Bank N.A.  has consistently been ranked among the top 12 best banks in America by Forbes Magazine since the list was first published in 2009, and was most recently ranked tenth in 2020. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the Company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services through its subsidiaries/business units that include: OneGroup NY Inc., which provides risk management and commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal lines insurance; Community Bank Wealth Management, which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well as personal, business and nonprofit portfolio design; and Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc., which provides actuarial, retirement and VEBA/HRA plan administration, and collective investment fund, employee benefit trust and transfer agency services on a national scale.

Community Bank System, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol “CBU.” For more information about Community Bank, visit or

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