Wyomissing, PA, (Sep 25, 2013) – Customers Bank is donating $100,000 to support the Children’s Home of Reading and its commitment to caring for the needs of children and families in crisis and preparing them for success in life.
The contribution, which will be allotted over the next five years, was announced by Richard Ehst, President and Chief Operating Officer at Customers Bank and a long-time advocate on small business, job creation and educational opportunities for children and young people
“By supporting organizations such as the Children’s Home, which does so much to uplift children and families that are faced with serious challenges, we hope to contribute to a stronger community and business environment in the long-term,” said Ehst. We believe it is our responsibility to support small business and job creation. We also want the children at the Home to know that people do care. We always try to give these kids something to look forward to.”
Ehst added that he is hopeful that the Customer Bank commitment will encourage these young people to pursue their dreams and play a positive role in the continued growth and success of their community.”
About The Children’s Home of Reading
The Children's Home of Reading is a leading provider of high quality treatment to children and families in crisis. The Children’s Home maintains a philosophy of acting in the best interest of children and families in need, one that focuses on the strengths of the children and families we serve. It was established in 1884 as a day nursery, and through the years has evolved into a treatment-oriented facility. A private nonprofit organization, the Children's Home has more than 125 years of experience in providing care to boys and girls from the Berks County community and, more recently, throughout Pennsylvania.
About Customers Bank
Customers Bank is a community-based, full-service bank headquartered in Phoenixville, Pa., with assets of approximately $3.8 billion. A member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), Customers Bank is an equal housing lender that provides a full range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families through offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Committed to fostering customer loyalty, Customers Bank uses a High Tech/High Touch strategy that includes use of industry-leading technology to provide customers better access to their money, as well as a continually expanding portfolio of loans to small businesses, multi-family projects, mortgage companies and consumers. Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company based in Wyomissing, Pa. For more information, visit www.customersbank.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/@CustomersBank
Accepting a $100,000 donation from Customers Bank, and joined by a group of appreciative staff members and supporters from The Children’s Home of Reading, are, front row, left to right:
• Richard Ehst, President and Chief Operating Officer, Customers Bank;
• Deborah Hartranft, Vice President of Marketing and Development, The Children’s Home of Reading;
• Dr. Vincent J. LaSorsa, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Children’s Home of Reading; and
• Angie Lattanzio, Vice President and Wyomissing Branch Manager, Customers Bank.