First Niagara Bank
As a community bank, First Niagara believes that making quality educational opportunities affordable to everyone is an investment in our communities and in our future workforce. First Niagara has been a long supporter of Gateway Community College and established a named scholarship program in support of both the college and the students it serves, particularly high performing low-and moderate income students with financial needs.
Our partnership with Gateway extends back to our predecessor banks. When Gateway Community College broke ground on their new state-of-the art campus in downtown New Haven, First Niagara was a major support of Gateway’s capital campaign, and we are honored that Gateway’s Library and Learning Center bears our name in recognition of our partnership. First Niagara holds a seat on the Gateway Community College Foundation board and has supported its annual Hall of Fame fundraising event and the annual scholarship luncheon.
As our bank’ s New England Regional Headquarters, New Haven is an important community to us. In 2015, First Niagara donated more than $1.3 million in charitable funding to New England nonprofits, including $450,000 in New Haven.
The First Niagara Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable entity. Founded in 1998, the First Niagara Foundation is committed to supporting organizations in the communities in which we live and work, with specific focus on Youth and Education, Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization. In 2015, First Niagara contributed more than $10 million in charitable grants and sponsorships to community partners across the bank’s four state footprint. First Niagara Bank NA is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 390 branches, $39 billion in assets, $29 billion in deposits, and approximately 5,400 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.