Empire State Bank Charitable Trust Fund Awards Grant to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Empire State Bank Charitable Trust, with offices in Newburgh, New Paltz, and Staten Island, recently awarded $500 in quarterly grants to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The agency’s mission is to protect rights of children, particularly those who are disabled, chronically ill, homeless, or innocent victims of eviction, foreclosure or domestic violence.

Empire State Bank established the Empire State Bank, NA Charitable Trust Fund so that it could actively give back to the communities it serves. According to Anthony P. Costa, Chairman & CO-CEO, “As a community bank we need to provide outstanding service but also to help insure, through giving, that this is a great place to live and work.  Funding charitable and cultural endeavors in our communities is part of our commitment to the people and businesses we serve.”

The Empire State Bank Charitable Trust Fund is facilitated through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a 501(c)(3) public charity that was created to help individuals, organizations, and businesses establish charitable endowments within their community. The Community Foundation administers over 165 charitable funds with assets of over $10.6 million. To create your own charitable endowment or to make a contribution to a named fund, please visit www.cfoc-ny.org or contact Karen VanHouten Minogue, President and CEO at (845) 769-9393 or e-mail karen@cfoc-ny.org.