Community Bank NA donates more than $22,000 in local eatery gift cards to healthcare organizations

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Community Bank NA donates more than $22,000 in local eatery gift cards to healthcare organizations

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For more than 150 years, Community Bank, NA has been dedicated to the communities it serves. From annual celebrations such as Good Neighbor Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day, where the bank gives donations of time and money to members of the community, to annual giving of more than $2.6 million in 2019, the bank continues to give back during this trying time. In April 2020, the bank donated $45,000 to local nonprofits that are continuing to serve its neighbors during this time of need.

To further support the community, the bank has now purchased more than $22,000 in gift cards from local eateries that will be donated to healthcare facilities throughout the bank’s four-state footprint including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts.

“We wanted to show our appreciation for our healthcare professionals working tirelessly to help keep our communities safe,” Mark Tryniski president and CEO said. “We are appreciative of the local restaurants for partnering with us on this initiative.”

Community Bank, N.A., Rutland Branch Manager Michelle LaMoria.

In Vermont, Community Bank donated gift cards from Avellino’s Bakery & Pizza to healthcare workers at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, gift cards from JR’s were donated to the UVM Fanny Allen Campus, Simply Divine Café gift cards were provided to Memory Center at Allen Brook, Downtown Pizzeria gift cards were donated to healthcare workers at Copley Hospital and healthcare workers at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital were provided with meals through the Hospital Meal Train. 

“We’re truly honored to be a part of these wonderful communities and are grateful for the chance to give back,” said Tryniski.

Community Bank operates more than 240 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Throughout its more than 150-year history, the bank has remained committed to a community-focused approach that puts customers first. In 2019, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $2.6 million in sponsorships, donations and grants.

For more information about Community Bank, visit

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 more than $11 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 100 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 began publishing 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. Community Bank System Inc. subsidiaries/business units 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.

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

Source: Rutland, VT. — Community Bank 5.14.2020