Community Bank NA donates $5,000 to Central Vermont Adult Basic Education

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Community Bank NA donates $5,000 to Central Vermont Adult Basic Education

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 2:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank N.A. recently presented Central Vermont Adult Basic Education Inc. (CVABE) with a $5,000 donation. CVABE is a community-based private nonprofit organization that has provided adult education and literacy services to adults and teens throughout Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties for more than 50 years.

Today, nearly five hundred people ages 16-90+ receive services annually in all of Central Vermont’s 47 towns and cities. Services are free, individualized, confidential, and provided through six learning centers (Barre, Montpelier, Waterbury, Morrisville, Bradford and Randolph) and at job sites, libraries, homes and other locations. Students receive instruction for life and family, employment and further education.

“We’re a proud supporter of CVABE and the meaningful work they’re doing within our community,” Community Bank Senior District Manager Matt Villemaire said. “The education services that CVABE provides throughout Central Vermont directly assist our neighbors in achieving their learning and life goals.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has further brought to light the urgent need for adult education and literacy,” said Carol Shults-Perkins, executive director CVABE. “Those with the lowest literacy and education were most affected by the ‘stay home; stay safe’ order. Once again, with its Platinum Level support of our programs, Community Bank has proven to be a true leader and partner in learning. Their generosity will help us provide hundreds of Central Vermont residents with essential literacy skills, high school credentials, and career and college readiness skills. The bank’s generosity and financial support will help change the lives of individuals and families, and will positively affect the entire community. On behalf of the adults and communities we serve, we are forever grateful.”

Photo caption (from left to right): Community Bank Senior District Manager Matt Villemaire and CVABE Development & Outreach Director Brian Kravitz.

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About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 225 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 or

Source: Barre, VT. — Community Bank N.A. 6.18.2021