Community Bank NA presents $10,000 to Special Olympics Vermont for 26th annual Penguin Plunge

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Community Bank NA presents $10,000 to Special Olympics Vermont for 26th annual Penguin Plunge

Sat, 04/10/2021 - 4:14am -- tim

Photo (left to right): Kelsey Conway, SOVT Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs; Missy Siner Shea, SOVT President and CEO; Lauren Mauter, SOVT Director of Development; Rally Cat, University of Vermont; Anita Bourgeois, Community Bank, NA., Regional Manager and Erinn Perry, Community Bank Public Relations and Community Outreach Manager.

Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented a $10,000 donation to Special Olympics Vermont (SOVT) as part of its Goals for Good sponsorship with the University of Vermont men’s and women’s ice hockey teams.

At the start of the hockey season, Community Bank N.A. pledged to donate $75 per goal to SOVT. This is the third year in a row the bank has supported this community initiative and this year expanded the partnership to also include the women’s ice hockey team.

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with the University of Vermont men’s and women’s ice hockey teams for its 2020-2021 Goals for Good sponsorship to benefit Special Olympics Vermont,” Community Bank N.A. Regional Manager Anita Bourgeois said. “Special Olympics Vermont is an integral part of our community and we are proud to have expanded this year’s partnership to include the women’s ice hockey team to help further support their mission.”

Community Bank also recently sponsored the 26th Annual Penguin Plunge, and their team of eight raised over $3,200 with support from co-workers, family members and customers.  Their team participated in the virtual plunge in March; playing a game of volleyball in 20 degree weather.

Community Bank N.A. has actively supported Special Olympics Vermont since its acquisition of Merchants Bank in 2017. Since 2017, the bank has donated more than $90,000 to support Special Olympics Vermont through its Penguin Plunge, Holiday Games, Goals for Good, and golf tournaments. In addition, Community Bank team members contributed more than 300 volunteer hours at its various events.

Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement, founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, that works year-round to foster the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase and share their gifts and abilities.

About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 235 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 seventh in 2021. 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 cbna.com or ir.communitybanksystem.com.

Source: Burlington, Vt. — Community Bank NA 4.7.2021