Carver Federal Savings Bank (“Carver”), which marks its 70th anniversary this year, recently hosted a grand re-opening ceremony to celebrate the successful renovation of its Crown Heights branch and Carver’s continued commitment to the diverse neighborhoods and small business entrepreneurs it serves across Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. The day’s events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Crown Heights branch with customers, local residents, elected officials and community partners.
“Since first opening our Crown Heights branch nearly 45 years ago, Carver has remained steadfast in its commitment to this wonderful Brooklyn neighborhood with programs geared toward financial education, small business entrepreneurship and individual empowerment,” remarked Michael T. Pugh, Carver’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to stand here today, alongside our dedicated community partners, to welcome our customers and local residents to our new and fully modernized Crown Heights branch that will serve the banking needs of the community for many years to come.”
As part of the celebration, Carver’s President and CEO Michael T. Pugh presented a check to Brooklyn Children’s Museum for $20,000 to support its ongoing commitment to inspiring curiosity, creativity and lifelong learning among children and families in the Greater New York Cityarea.
Mr. Pugh added, “Founded in 1899, Brooklyn Children’s Museum has inspired lifelong learning among generations of children and families in Brooklyn and in the Greater New York City area—all the while sparking the creation of 300 similar museums located around the world. We are proud to support Brooklyn Children’s Museum and all of the terrific work it is doing to support children and families in the community.”
“On behalf of the entire staff and Board of Trustees at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, I want to thank Carver Federal Savings Bank for its generous donation of $20,000, which will support arts and science education for families in Brooklyn and beyond,” remarked Stephanie Wilchfort, Brooklyn Children’s Museum President & CEO. “Carver is a community bank that understands the importance of investing in both people and local neighborhoods such as Crown Heights—we are fortunate that they are our incredible partner.”
About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) was founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, and is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families. The Museum’s mission is to provide first cultural experiences for children and families that inspire curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. Proudly based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 275,000 children and caregivers annually with programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures. Learn more about Brooklyn Children’s Museum at www.brooklynkids.org.