Women Helping Women: Investors
Bank Female Employees Team Up
with Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity for a
has long supported Habitat for Humanity through grants administered by its
Investors Foundation and Roma Bank Community Foundation. Recently, employees of
Investors Bank branches in Camden and Gloucester counties furthered their
support of the nonprofit by participating in a build in Glassboro, N.J. – and
female employees led the way.
Investors employees – seven of them women – participated in the Women’s Build
with the Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, which helped with the
construction of a home for a single mother in Glassboro. The nonprofit
previously partnered with Lowe’s to invite teams of women to help with builds
in a set timeframe. The positive feedback from each Women’s Build prompted the
nonprofit to make it a reoccurring event.
empowering experience to know that we can use tools and we can help each other,
especially when we come together,” said Cathy Bratek, resource development
director with Habitat for Humanity. “It’s women helping women.”
Bongard, Investors Bank assistant vice president and Sewell branch manager,
organized the Investors team to participate in the Glassboro Women’s Build. She
learned about the opportunity during a check presentation ceremony to deliver
grant funding to the Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity on behalf of the
“We have been
supporting Habitat for Humanity for years through our foundations, but this was
a wonderful opportunity for us to work together to support this great
organization on a different level, and also to support the homeowner, who is a
woman living in a community we serve,” said Bongard.
percent of each home constructed by Habitat for Humanity is done by volunteers,
and most of the materials used are donated. On the Glassboro build, many of the
Investors employees worked on the inside of the house, painting all of the
interior walls. Others put up siding and constructed a deck from start to
giving back, but we also appreciate the opportunity this gives us to build our
team, especially since we had four to five branches represented at this build,”
said Anthony Mannello, senior branch manager for the Pitman and Williamstown
from left to right are Investors Bank employees participating in a Women’s
Build with Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity: Dawn Melchiorre, of
Clayton, N.J., CSA supervisor for Glassboro branch; Anthony
Mannello, of Maple Shade, N.J., senior branch manager for Pitman and
Williamstown branches; Sandy Broughton, of Jackson, N.J, vice
president; Lauren Shields, of Blackwood, N.J., personal banker at
Maple Shade branch; Alicia Noce, Mt. Ephraim, N.J., assistant
branch manager of Maple Shade branch; Ashley Piontek, of Glassboro,
N.J., CSA 1 for Pitman branch; Lauren DiJoseph, of Washington Twp.,
N.J., CSA supervisor for Pitman branch; and Courtney
Bongard, of Sewell, N.J., assistant vice president and manager for Sewell
the Investors Foundation
created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors
Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth
development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The
Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.
Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community
bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $26 billion in
assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers
personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers.
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