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  • Community Bank N.A. 2019 Donations Total More Than $2.6 Million

    Wilkes Barre, Pa. Throughout its more than 150-year history, Community Bank N.A has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves. In 2019, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $2.6 million in sponsorships, donations and grants, with its branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts donating to more than 2,500 local organizations.
     
    “Going the extra mile for our neighbors is a fundamental part of our values,” Community Bank N.A. Pennsylvania President Barbara Maculloch said. “As our name suggests, one of the important missions of our bank is to support the well-being of the communities we serve and where we work and live. We’re more than just your local teller or banker — we’re your neighbors, friends, maybe even family. We want to help give our region a better tomorrow.”
     
    Each individual branch follows the passions of its employees and customers to support causes that are important to its community. In addition to awarding corporate donations, branches often host fundraisers and collection drives as a way for employees, customers and community members to participate in the charitable giving. 
     
    In Northeast Pennsylvania, Community Bank N.A. supported a variety of organizations, including Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center, CASA of Luzerne County and St. Joseph’s Center.
     
    “We’re extremely proud to have been able to help so many organizations last year,” Maculloch said. “We’re honored to serve Northeast Pennsylvania and be a part of this community. With 2020 underway, we’re looking forward to continuing our tradition of giving back.”
     
    On top of its charitable giving, Community Bank N.A. employees also volunteer their time to local nonprofits and charities in need. In 2019, team members committed more than 10,000 hours to giving back.
     
    Community Bank N.A. operates more than 240 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts and has been serving its communities for more than 150 years. It has been ranked among the top 12 best banks in America by Forbes magazine since the list began publishing in 2009, and was most recently ranked tenth in 2020. For more information on the bank, visit cbnanews.com.
     
    CASA (left to right): Community Bank N.A. Community Relations Manager Alison Zurawski, CASA Program Coordinator Sarah Mule, Community Bank N.A. Pennsylvania President Barbara Maculloch and CASA Executive Director John Aciukewicz.
     
    Community Bank N.A. is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
     
    About Community Bank System Inc.
    Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 240 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 more than $11 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 100 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 began publishing in 2009, and was most recently ranked tenth in 2020. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services. Community Bank System Inc. subsidiaries/business units 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.
     
    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.

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