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Monument Bank Kickstarts Makefield Elementary’s Texas Strong Campaign

$500 Donation Will Support Houston Kindergarten Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Makefield Elementary

NEWTOWN, PA – October 10, 2017 – When Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston area schools, the students, families and faculty of Makefield Elementary School in Yardley, PA sprang to action with their Texas Strong campaign. Monument Bank immediately stepped up to support those efforts with a $500 donation, the latest gift of the bank’s 10-month charitable giving initiative.

The check was presented to Principal Donna McCormick-Miller, Gifted Support Teacher and Student Council Advisor Alison Majikas, and Makefield Elementary School Student Council members at Makefield Elementary during the morning broadcast of Kid Witness News, a daily program presented by students, on October 10, 2017. Fourth-grade teacher and Student Council Advisor Amy Gonzales has also been integral to the success of the Texas Strong campaign.

When Hurricane Harvey struck, the Makefield Elementary School Student Council and PTO immediately expressed interest in the “adopt a classroom” program in which schools help individual classrooms restock supplies that were lost in the disaster. When principal McCormick-Miller received an email from Ms. Rachel Ortiz, a kindergarten teacher at Kolter Elementary in Houston, Texas, Makefield Elementary’s Texas Strong campaign quickly kicked into high gear.

“Kolter Elementary is a one-story school building that had three feet of water from Hurricane Harvey,” said Principal McCormick-Miller, affectionately referred to as Mrs. “M&M” by her students. “Ms. Ortiz’s classroom lost everything – books, supplies, technology and furniture. They had to rebuild from the ground up. We were so thrilled when Monument Bank made their donation to help us launch our campaign and build momentum.”

Ms. Ortiz created an Amazon Wish List, and Makefield Elementary requested donations of money and gift cards that would be used to purchase items from the wish list so they could be shipped directly to the school. In addition to the $500 donation from Monument Bank, Makefield Elementary raised $2,200. These funds covered everything on the wish list, plus a color copier.

“The genuine desire of these incredible students to help other children in need is truly inspiring,” said Dalelyn Colquhoun, Newtown Office Branch Manager, Monument Bank. “Makefield Elementary’s Texas Strong campaign personifies Monument Bank’s ‘in the community, for the community’ culture of service. We’re proud to support their efforts and help Houston students get back to school.”

Earlier this year, Monument Bank launched a 10-month charitable giving campaign. The goals are to provide financial support and gifts to organizations in the Bucks County area and draw attention to the valuable work they do in the community and beyond. Previous recipients of gifts include the Wrightstown Food Cupboard, the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, the Newtown Athletic Club Have a Heart Foundation, Shir Ami, and the Newtown Fire Association.

Local residents and business owners are welcome to visit Monument Bank’s Newtown branch at 33 Swamp Road and the Doylestown branch at 465 North Main Street to learn more about their community programs and personal and business banking services. Both branches are open Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.

Makefield Elementary School is a National School of Character, which means the school has demonstrated that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and the school climate. In addition to thriving academically and socially, students are motivated to give back to their communities. Visit the Makefield Elementary website to learn more about their community service programs and fundraising events.


Monument Bank Recognizes the Heroes of the Newtown Fire Association

Volunteer Fire, Rescue and Quick Response Service Organization Receives $500 Donation

Newtown Fire

NEWTOWN, PA – September 26, 2017 – Monument Bank continued its 10-month charitable giving initiative with a $500 donation to the Newtown Fire Association. The gift was received by Glenn Forsyth, Chief of the Newtown Emergency Services Department, and Matthew Gerhard, Chief of the Newtown Fire Association, during a check presentation ceremony on September 26, 2017 at the Newtown branch of Monument Bank.

Founded in 1889, the Newtown Fire Association provides volunteer fire, rescue and quick response services to Newtown and parts of Bucks County, PA. They own firehouses at 14 Liberty Street in Newtown Borough and 55 Municipal Drive in the Newtown Township Municipal Complex. Both facilities are also used by the Newtown Emergency Services Department.

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Newtown Fire Association members will spend the month hosting tours and visiting schools, daycares and other organizations to teach children about fire safety. The donation from Monument Bank will go towards equipment purchases at the end of this year.

“The Newtown Fire Association relies heavily on donations to provide fire and emergency services, and we’re very grateful that Monument Bank stepped up to support our organization,” said Forsyth. “We don’t look at ourselves as heroes. We’re just providing a service the community we love. We find it very rewarding to help people, and this donation will help us continue to do that.”

Reinforcing its culture of “in the community, for the community,” Monument Bank launched a 10-month charitable giving campaign in June to recognize and increase awareness of Bucks County organizations that selflessly and tirelessly support their communities. In the case of the Newtown Fire Association, volunteer firefighters regularly put their lives on the line to save the lives of local residents.

“For 128 years, Newtown and Bucks County citizens have relied on the Newtown Fire Association for help when they need it most,” said Dalelyn Colquhoun, Newtown Office Branch Manager, Monument Bank. “We’re proud to support brave firefighters who put themselves in harm’s way to keep our families, friends and co-workers safe.”

Local residents and business owners are welcome to visit Monument Bank’s Newtown branch at 33 Swamp Road and the Doylestown branch at 465 North Main Street to learn more about their community programs and personal and business banking services. Both branches are open Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.

All members of the Newtown Fire Association are volunteers, including the chief, president, officers and firefighters. In addition to serving Newtown, they assist neighboring fire companies with serious incidents. To learn more about the services and rich history of the Newtown Fire Association, or to donate, visit www.newtownfire.com.


Monument Bank Continues Charitable Giving Campaign with Donation to Shir Ami

Bucks County Reform Jewish Community Is the Latest Recipient of a $500 Donation

 

NEWTOWN, PA – August 22, 2017 – Monument Bank presented Shir Ami with a check for $500 during a special ceremony on August 22, 2017 at the bank’s Newtown branch on Swamp Road. The donation is the latest in Monument Bank’s 10-month initiative to recognize and increase awareness of the great work being done by local organizations in the Bucks County area.

Originally known as the Bucks County Jewish Congregation when it was founded in 1976, Shir Ami was built on the spirit of Tikkun Olam, or “mend the world.” This concept focuses on relieving suffering through acts of kindness, and bringing attention to worthwhile causes.

The Volunteer Committee at Shir Ami coordinates the efforts of hundreds of volunteers in the community, matching individuals with projects that suit their interests and talents. Shir Ami has also developed SIMCHA (Special Individuals Meeting Challenges with Heartwarming Activities), a unique program that supports families with individuals who have special needs.

“Shir Ami is extremely grateful to have received such generous donation from our community partners at Monument Bank,” said Phil Nordlinger, Director of Operations at Shir Ami. “We are thrilled and delighted to know that Monument Bank believes in our mission as an organization and is willing to invest in our future. The funds will enhance our Board Development initiative and help us train the next generation of congregational leaders so they may better serve the local community.”

Monument Bank launched this charitable giving campaign in June to support its core value of “in the community, for the community.” Each month for 10 months, Monument Bank is awarding one local organization with a monetary donation and other forms of support. Previous recipients include the Wrightstown Food Cupboard, the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, and the Newtown Athletic Club Have a Heart Foundation.

“Giving back to the community is engrained in the Monument Bank culture,” said Dalelyn Colquhoun, Newtown Office Branch Manager, Monument Bank. “By recognizing wonderful organizations like Shir Ami, we hope to contribute to the development of a community-wide culture that prioritizes helping those who are facing various challenges in their lives.”

Local residents and business owners are welcome to visit Monument Bank’s Newtown branch at 33 Swamp Road and the Doylestown branch at 465 North Main Street to learn more about their community programs and personal and business banking services. Both branches are open Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.

The Shir Ami organization, which includes the synagogue, religious school, early learning center, the Camp Katan summer pre-school camp, and more, is located at 101 Richboro Road in Newtown, Pa. To learn more about Shir Ami and its community service programs, or to donate, visit www.shiraminow.org.


Monument Bank Supports NAC Have a Heart’s Efforts to Fight ALS

$500 Donation Is Part of Monument Bank’s 10-Month Charitable Giving Campaign

 

Left to right: Tom Maclin (Monument Bank), Dalelyn Colquhoun (Monument Bank), Jim Worthington (Newtown Athletic Club), Jim Miller (Monument Bank)

NEWTOWN, PA – July 18, 2017 – The Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) Have a Heart Foundation is the latest recipient of a $500 donation from Monument Bank as the financial institution’s 10-month charitable giving initiative continues to support local organizations. The check presentation ceremony was held July 18, 2017 at Monument Bank’s Newtown branch. Funds have already been earmarked for Have a Heart’s efforts to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research by participating in the upcoming Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

NAC owner Jim Worthington founded the Have a Heart Foundation as a single advocacy and fundraising organization for the NAC’s many charitable efforts. In addition to fighting ALS, Have a Heart is advocating for the passage of a bill on the national level, the Right to Try Act. The bill would enable people who are terminally ill, including those with ALS, to use experimental drugs that have passed Phase 1 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) trials but have not been approved.

“This is a great example of a local business supporting a local organization,” said Worthington. “After reading about Monument Bank’s campaign in the newspaper, we couldn’t be more thrilled and appreciative to receive this generous donation. Our Newtown Team Quest 4 ALS has set an ambitious goal to raise $500,000 for ALS research in 2017, and this puts us one step closer to the finish line.”

“In the community, for the community” is the core belief of the Monument Bank family and the driving force behind the bank’s ongoing charitable giving campaign. Previous recipients of donations include the Wrightstown Food Cupboard and the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership. Through this campaign, Monument Bank hopes to increase awareness of the work being done by local nonprofits while supporting their efforts financially.

“The NAC Have a Heart Foundation constantly and unselfishly devotes time, resources and manpower to support many worthy causes and plan events in our community and across the country,” said Dalelyn Colquhoun, Newtown Office Branch Manager, Monument Bank. “We at Monument Bank encourage our neighbors in Newtown and throughout Bucks County to join us in supporting the foundation’s efforts.”

Local residents and business owners are welcome to visit Monument Bank’s Newtown branch at 33 Swamp Road and the Doylestown branch at 465 North Main Street to learn more about their community programs and personal and business banking services. Both branches are open Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.

The NAC Have a Heart Foundation operates within the NAC family fitness center at 120 Pheasant Run in Newtown, Pa. To learn more about the foundation’s fundraising programs and its advocacy for Right to Try legislation, or to donate, visit www.nachaveaheart.org.


Monument Bank Continues to Support Community Organizations with Donation to BCHIP

$500 Donation Will Help BCHIP Provide Basic Health Services to Uninsured Bucks County Residents

 

Left to right: Eric Stark (BCHIP), Chris Nardo (Monument Bank), Dalelyn Colquhoun (Monument Bank)

NEWTOWN, PA – June 22, 2017 – Monument Bank’s 10-month charitable giving campaign continued with a $500 donation to the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership (BCHIP). The check presentation ceremony was held June 22, 2017 at Monument Bank’s Newtown branch.

BCHIP has been providing low-income, uninsured Bucks County residents with access to basic health services for more than two decades. The BCHIP Adult Health Clinic offers medical care for acute and chronic illness, routine physical exams and more. Other BCHIP services include the Children’s Dental Program, Quit Smoking Programs, Opioid Overdose Survivors Programs, Advance Care Planning Assistance, and Wellness Partnership Initiatives.

“We’re very grateful and honored to receive this donation from Monument Bank, which has always been such a strong supporter of BCHIP events and programs,” said Eric Stark, BCHIP Executive Director. “Our Adult Health Clinic has become the primary healthcare office for more than 1,000 patients, many of whom would otherwise go to the emergency room or go without care. Monument Bank’s support will help us continue to provide free services that save lives in our community.”

This is the second of 10 monthly donations to local organizations that personify Monument Bank’s “in the community, for the community” culture. The first donation was awarded to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard. In addition to offering monetary support, Monument Bank hopes to increase awareness of the valuable services these organizations provide and inspire others to get involved.

“Every day, we meet people who don’t have access to the most basic health services that many people take for granted,” said Dalelyn Colquhoun, Newtown Office Branch Manager, Monument Bank. “We at Monument Bank are happy to do our part in supporting BCHIP’s mission to provide these services, at no charge, to those who need it.”

Local residents and business owners are welcome to visit Monument Bank’s Newtown branch at 33 Swamp Road and the Doylestown branch at 465 North Main Street to learn more about their community programs and personal and business banking services. Both branches are open Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.

The Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership administrative office is located at 41 University Drive in Newtown, Pa., and the Adult Health Clinic is located at 2546B Knights Road in Bensalem, Pa. To learn more about BCHIP services and programs and how you can help, visit their website at www.bchip.org.


Monument Bank Kicks Off Charitable Giving Campaign with Donation to Wrightstown Food Cupboard

Monetary and Food Donations Will Help the Penns Park-Based Organization Feed Local Residents

NEWTOWN, PA – June 13, 2017 – Monument Bank launched its 10-month charitable giving initiative by presenting the Wrightstown Food Cupboard with a check for $500 and a non-perishable food donation. The presentation ceremony was held June 1, 2017 at Monument Bank’s Newtown branch.

The Wrightstown Food Cupboard, which operates year-round at Penns Park United Methodist Church in Penns Park, PA, provides food to local residents in need. The church’s pastor, Reverend Ginny Miles, graciously accepted the donation from Monument Bank

This is the first of 10 monthly donations from Monument Bank to local organizations that go above and beyond to make a difference in the community. The goal of this charitable giving campaign is to not only offer financial support, but increase awareness of the wonderful work being done in the communities that Monument Bank serves.

“As summer approaches and the school year ends, many children are not guaranteed lunch every day,” said Dalelyn Colquhoun, Newtown Office Branch Manager, Monument Bank. “My hope is that Monument Bank’s donation will mean fewer children will go without lunch.”

Local residents and business owners are welcome to visit Monument Bank’s Newtown branch at 33 Swamp Road and the Doylestown branch at 465 North Main Street to learn more about their community programs and personal and business banking services. Both branches are open Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.

“Giving back to our community is engrained in our company culture at every level,” said Chris Nardo, President and CEO, Monument Bank. “It’s an important part of who we are as a local business and as individuals. We’re thrilled to be able to support the Wrightstown Food Cupboard and other organizations who share our desire to strengthen our community.”


Monument Bank recently donated $2,500 to Doylestown Historical Society to sponsor the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Maplewood Community of Doylestown. The community was initiated by the VFW to provide affordable housing for returning veterans of WWII. It was reported to be the only community of its kind in the nation at the time of its founding.

Pictured from the left are, Ben Crowley, Retail Banking Director of Monument Bank, Stu Abramson, President of Doylestown Historical Society and Tom Maclin, Business Development manager of Monument Bank.


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For several years now, Monument Bank has proudly been the executive director of Film Fest.   Please follow the links below to view some of the cool videos / ads / movie trailers we have used as our sponsorship videos.

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