BUFFALO, N.Y., December 19, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary M. Crosby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He also joins the company’s Board. Mr. Crosby, 60, has served as First Niagara’s interim President and CEO since March 2013.
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First Niagara Names Westchester Native to Serve as Tri-State Regional President
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. named Cathie A. Schaffer to serve as Regional President for the bank’s newly formed Tri-State Region, which includes markets in Lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County, CT and Northern New Jersey.
First Niagara and Larkin Development Provide Funding for Harvest House
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.and Larkin Development are joining together to offer a partnership grant of $50,000 to Harvest House in Buffalo.
First Niagara Helps Host a Community Baby Shower with United Way
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County are hosting a community baby shower to benefit at-risk moms. It is part of a community-wide effort to collect brand new essential baby items to help newborns have a stronger start, giving them the supplies they need for a healthy beginning.
First Niagara helps young entrepreneurs do great things
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) Foundation, Ashoka's Youth Venture, First Niagara Bank and other sponsoring CBA member banks from across the country are proud to announce the regional winners of the annual Banking on Youth Competition.
First Niagara Teaches Financial Literacy to Local Students
The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Ministries are working together to help local students gain financial literacy through a round table discussion. The class will be held on Monday, May 6th at 3:30pm at the Hope Refugee FLY Afterschool Program at 301 14th Street on the West Side of Buffalo.
First Niagara Raises Thousands for Hospice Buffalo
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. and Hospice Buffalo worked together to welcome Spring with the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.
First Niagara Donates $7,500 to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA)
First Niagara today announced its donation of $7,500 to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA). The grant will be used to help NABA continue to offer its teen summer program for legally blind children, ages 13 to 17. The teen summer program has a large pre-vocational component during which teens complete skills interest inventories and visit with blind adult mentors and role models who talk with them about safe meal instruction, orientation and mobility training and recreational, social opportunities.
First Niagara Supports Youth Mentoring Through Big Brothers Big Sisters
First Niagara and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) welcomed more than 250 “Littles” and their “Bigs” on Saturday to monkey around at the Philadelphia Zoo. The event kicked off the Bank’s 2013 Mentoring Matters initiative, through which First Niagara is committing $125,000 to support BBBS throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
First Niagara Names Jeanneen Griffin to Lead Regional Commercial Real Estate Lending Team
NEW HAVEN CT. – May 20, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. named Jeanneen V. Griffin to serve as First Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate Lending for the bank’s New England and Tri-State Regions. Specifically, Griffin will manage a sizable commercial real estate loan portfolio and lead an experienced team of CRE lenders focused on developing business with middle market and institutional owners/developers throughout Connecticut, New York Metro, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey. Target transactions range from $5 million to $100 million for properties including multifamily, office, grocery-anchored and single credit tenant retail, and warehouse/distribution.
First Niagara Announces the Release of Community First
The First Niagara Foundation is releasing Community First, a report highlighting First Niagara’s community commitment and the impact the organization made during 2012.
First Niagara Names Industry Veteran Deb Burgess to Serve as Director of Treasury Management
BUFFALO, N.Y. May 23, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), recently welcomed Deb Burgess as the multi-state bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Management.
First Niagara Recognized for Historic Preservation in Central New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 23, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) was recognized by the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) for its contributions and investments toward restoring the historic legacy of the Central New York region. The multi-state regional bank received PACNY’s Preservation Merit Award for its exceptional achievement in historic preservation.
First Niagara Gives a Helping Hand to Habitat for Humanity
The First Niagara Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will be working together to completely renovate a home located at 64 North Parade Avenue in Buffalo. Employees of the bank will be working at the house throughout the week of June 4th, to help a local family in need make their dream of home ownership a reality.
First Niagara Supports Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.
The First Niagara Foundation is providing financial support for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. and their Community Soup Kitchen as they work to provide food for local families in need.
First Niagara Provides Funding for the Isaiah 61 Project
The First Niagara Foundation and the Isaiah 61 Project (a ministry of Global Outreach Mission, Inc.) are partnering to provide job training and housing rehabilitation services for residents in the City of Niagara Falls.
First Niagara Supports Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation
The First Niagara Foundation and Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation are partnering to provide education and financial support for first time home buyers in Lackawanna.The program will help target a section of the community that the Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation has identified for redevelopment and revitalization. The free home ownership classes will offer education on financial planning for home purchases, credit issues, mortgage applications and foreclosure prevention. The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to fund the program.
First Niagara Helps to “Sweep” City Streets for Clean Sweep Initiative
The First Niagara Foundation, Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Save Our Streets Task Force are working together to make improvements to the City’s Fruit Belt neighborhood. Employees of the bank volunteered their time today as part of the City’s Clean Sweep Initiative, helping Mayor Brown and the Save Our Streets Task Force address quality of life issues in the area.
First Niagara Supports Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services
The First Niagara Foundation and Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services are partnering to build home ownership rates in target neighborhoods and help local families improve their money management skills.
First Niagara Takes Local Kids Out to the Ball Game
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to bring smiles to 100 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo by providing tickets to the Bisons’ game against the Columbus Clippers at Coca-Cola Field on July 25th (1:05 pm.)
First Niagara helps Children and Youth Succeed with $12,500 donation to the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier
The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier is pleased to announce it has received a $12,500 donation from First Niagara to support youth counseling. “We are thrilled to have the support of First Niagara,” said Executive Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center, Marian Towers. “This funding will allow us to continue our work with children and young adults, helping them to reach their full potential.
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