Jo Ann Short, President/CEO of the YMCA of Montclair, and Alicia Robinson, Montclair Branch Manager of Investors Bank, have announced Investors Bank as the lead sponsor of the YMCA of Montclair’s 1891 Community Gala. The event occurs on Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Valley Regency in Clifton.
“Like the YMCA of Montclair, Investors Bank is committed to serving the community,” said Short. “They have supported our Gala since its inception and we are thrilled that they are returning this year as our lead sponsor. They have also given generously to our annual Montclair Run and capital projects.”
“Investors Bank is proud to be the lead sponsor of the YMCA of Montclair’s 1891 Community Gala,” said Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank. “Since its founding in 1844, the YMCA has been committed to ‘creating programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.’ To all of us at Investors Bank, this means the Y works to build healthy individuals, and, in turn, healthy families and communities—a cause always worth supporting.”
This year’s gala honors community leaders Sean and Sue Cullinan for their continued support of the YMCA. Event co-chairs are Heidi Daus of Heidi Daus Designs and Michael Turgeon, Treasurer of the YMCA of Montclair Board of Directors.
Over the last two years, the gala has raised nearly $300,000. Every dollar raised goes toward the Y’s Financial Assistance Program, which provides scholarships to families and individuals with demonstrated need from our community. Last year, scholarships allowed over 300 children to attend YMCA summer camps; 400 individuals to become members; and over 200 children to get safe after school care.
About the YMCA of Montclair
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, the Y seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA of Montclair offers programs to help achieve greater health and well-being, nurture youth and inspire individuals to give back to better their community.
About Investors Bank
With over a hundred branches in New Jersey and New York, Investors Bank and the Investors Foundation support over a thousand local organizations through employee volunteerism and financial support totaling well over $10 million. The projects they have supported include providing building supplies to those affected by Superstorm Sandy to funding the construction of a new children’s play area at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.