BANK GIVES $100K TO STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER
First County Bank, located in Norwalk, has gifted $100,000 through its First County Bank Foundation to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Specifically, the gift is supporting the ongoing educational programs at the center’s new Knobloch Family Farmhouse, which will serve children and adults from Norwalk and throughout Fairfield County for generations to come.
This gift will be paid in $20,000 installments over a five-year period.
“Giving back is part of who we are as an organization and, as education is a key focus of our Foundation activities, we are proud to support nonprofits such as the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, an organization that is a vital cultural and educational resource to us all,” said Reyno A. Giallongo Jr., First County chairman and CEO and president of the First County Bank Foundation.
Since 2001, the First County Bank Foundation has awarded nonprofit organizations individual grants worth more than $8.5 million.
Enrichment programs at the Knobloch Family Farmhouse will be held yearround for school groups, campers and families. The Farmhouse will also provide a teaching environment for the Aligned-With-OurSchools-Program, which has increased by 300 percent, serving 33,350 school-age children.
“What this Farmhouse allows us to do is really transformational both in terms of our campus and the services we can provide,” said Melissa H. Mulrooney, the center’s executive director and CEO. “We are extremely grateful to all our friends at the First County Bank Foundation for taking the opportunity to support this exciting new facility and all of the educational activities that will take place in and around it for years to come.”
Volunteer Ginny Green arranges items for the St. Paul’s on the Green Holiday Market on Wednesday in Norwalk. The market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which is open through Sunday, offers one-of-a-kind gifts from local craftsman as well as other seasonal gift items.