Taking Care of Main Street
Not Wall Street
Crest Savings Bank’s philosophy is to support every aspect of the lives of the residents in Cape May County. Throughout the year numerous requests are considered, the committee does not focus on any one critical need but rather considers all charitable contribution requests and their impact on the betterment of the families and visitors of our county. To this extent the Bank is committed to the education, health, and enrichment of the community. Overall Crest Savings Bank donates approximately 10% of net income and over 1,550 man hours to various worthy causes. The following are only a sample of the non-profit organizations that were beneficiaries of fundraising efforts and contributions:
Financial Literacy Program • Crest Savings Bank is continuing efforts to provide financial literacy programs by partnering with EverFi, Inc., a leading education technology company committed to improving the financial literacy of consumers nationwide. Through our sponsorship, schools across Cape May County have utilized this innovative curriculum in their classroom at no cost. The program provides a tutorial style, computer-based education on personal financial matters over the course of ten 45 minute modules.
Kids Bank Day • Each year, students from the local elementary school, participate in Kids Bank Day. The kids are taken on a tour of our Holly Beach location starting with the operation of our coin machine. They then learn the value of money in our vault and end the field trip with a visit to the presidents office, where he gives each student a $2 bill.
Boardwalk Basketball Classic • For over 27 years, Crest Savings Bank has been proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Boardwalk Basketball Classic. In addition to its annual monetary support, Crest Savings also provides numerous employees to work at the tournament. Each year, over 500 man hours are donated through approximately 40 employees who help at the week-long event. The bank also maintains the organization’s website and social media sites and provides marketing materials. The tournament is the largest co-ed high school basketball tournament in the state of New Jersey. It is a 5 to 6 day tournament held to raise college scholarship money for graduating seniors for the local high schools that help host the tournament.
College Scholarships • Annually one student from each of our four local high schools is awarded a college scholarship that has been created in the memory of a past director of the bank.
Atlantic Cape Community College • This local college is essential to the ongoing need for advanced education in our community. Crest Savings is an advocate for continuing education and contributes to numerous fundraising events throughout the year, including their main fundraisers the Annual Golf Outing Scramble “Fore” Scholarships and the Restaurant Gala. Crest Savings Bank is proud to be one the corporate sponsors of these endeavors. In addition to our contributions, Crest Savings offers a college educational assistance program to employees, where numerous employees have enrolled in courses at ACCC.
Casual 4a Cause • In 2018, a new initiative was created by a group of employees and approved by the bank’s senior management. The initiative is Casual 4 a Cause and allows employees to wear jeans for a small donation. 100% of the proceeds go towards employee recommended foundations that are chosen each quarter.
National Night Out • Children are our future and providing a safe environment to socialize is important. As such, the Bank participates in National Night Out county wide. For each location, employees volunteer their time to work the event. This community police awareness raising event, is for children to have a fun night out with activities, games and free giveaways. At each location, Crest Savings employees hand out various toys and gifts.
Community Foodbank of New Jersey • Along with sponsoring local fundraising events, employees also volunteer their time distributing food at the CFBNJ mobile food delivery sites throughout Cape May County.
Crest Savings Bank is committed to expanding knowledge to future generations, supporting local health and wellness organizations, and helping with the continuance of services and activities by not only giving monetary funding, but also encouraging employee participation.
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