August 15, 2014 – Bank grants Boys and Girls Clubs with $20,000 for various programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse is pleased to announce that it has been selected by First Niagara to receive a grant for $20,000. The funding will help the organization continue its mission to inspire and enable all young people in the Syracuse area to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. “We are proud to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse,” said senior vice president, and market executive David Kavney. “This organization is instrumental in helping young adults with critical issues such as educational and career development, and health and life skills.”
Since 1892, Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse has provided our community’s youth with ongoing, caring relationships with adult professionals. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse are built for and geared specifically to boys and girls ages 6-19, offering them a safe environment. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse implements a national program with a proven track record, serving more than 4,000 youth annually at four Club locations (East Fayette Street, Shonnard Street, Hamilton Street, and Central Village) and three school with programs proven to have a positive impact on their lives.

About First Niagara: First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 410 branches, $38 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 5,800 employee. It provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.firstniagara.com. For more information, contact Helen Tederous, Corporate Communications at (716) 697-2335 or at Helen.Tederous@fnfg.com.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse is a youth development agency that inspires and enables all young people in the Syracuse area, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults. For more information, visit www.bgcsyracuse.org or contact Tina Dee at (315) 472-6714 or tdee@bgcsyracuse.org.