First Niagara Raises Thousands for Hospice Buffalo

Bouquet sale at area branches reaps big rewards

Date Posted: May 07, 2013

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) and Hospice Buffalo worked together to welcome Spring with the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.

In the month of March, 31,000 bouquets were sold overall thanks to more than 500 volunteers and 450 companies and schools. First Niagara is proud to have sold 2,164 bouquets, raising over $19,000.

In Niagara County, the North Tonawanda branch sold 155 bouquets totaling over $1,200. In Erie County, the Kenmore branch on Sheridan Drive sold 106 bouquets totaling over $800. Both branches will celebrate their success with a staff pizza party.

“First Niagara believes in empowering our community to Do Great Things,” said the company’s Senior Vice President of Retail Markets Management Scott Fisher. “Through this partnership, we hope to help Hospice continue their mission to provide the physical, emotional and spiritual support services patients with serious illnesses need during such a difficult time.”

The Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale is the largest community-wide fundraiser for the Hospice Foundation.

About First Niagara

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 430 branches, $37 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 6,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Contacts

Jodi Johnston
Director, Corporate Media Relations

(716) 515-8762

Jodi.johnston@fnfg.com

 

Media Contact

David Lanzillo
1-716-819-5780
david.lanzillo@fnfg.com

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