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Champlain National Bank Makes $10,000 Gift to Benefit Local Students

 

    Champlain National Bank has awarded a gift of $10,000 to College for Every Student (CFES) to help fund students from Clinton and Essex Counties become college ready.

     Joseph P Shaw, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank said the Bank is proud to support CFES, because of how this gift will be used to help local students reach their college goals.  “Being based in Willsboro, NY and having branches located in Clinton and Essex counties, it makes us unique in that we want to focus our community support on the area where the majority of our customers work and live,” Shaw said, “We want to see local kids succeed in college, and CFES is a great resource in our backyard to make that happen.”    

     “During the past year, Champlain National Bank has shown a commitment to helping students in the North Country with several large grants and pledges.  Helping our community is part of who we are,” added Jacqueline Hallock, AVP and Director of Marketing for the Bank.    

     Shaw added, “CFES also provides us with a unique opportunity to support both education and economic development, as the organization recently moved its headquarters to Essex, NY, and is employing local people.  We want to welcome them to our community.”     

     “We are the only national nonprofit organization that serves rural students,” said CFES President & CEO Rick Dalton.  “Champlain National Bank recognizes our commitment to the North Country and we are extremely grateful for their contribution that will help us serve a larger number of Adirondack schools and students.”

     Champlain National Bank is a full-service financial institution with branches in Willsboro, Westport, Elizabethtown, Crown Point, Keene, Plattsburgh, Champlain and Lake Placid.

     CFES is a national nonprofit that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college.  Locally, it has programs in schools throughout the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks including Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Peru, Willsboro, Northern Adirondack in Ellenburg, Northeastern Clinton in Champlain, and Plattsburgh.  Over the last 22 years, CFES has helped 75,000 low-income youth take steps toward college success.  Currently, the organization works with 20,000 students in 200 schools across 24 states.

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