SCHWENKFELDER LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTER
105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Phone: 215–679–3103; Fax: 215–679–8175
January 23, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David W. Luz
FIRST NIAGARA SUPPORTS LOCAL HERITAGE PRESENTATION THROUGH LEADING GIFT
First Niagara generously donated a leading gift to Annual Fund 2011/2012, the annual campaign of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg. Their gift of $3,000 funds the general operations of the Heritage Center. A check was presented to Board President Gerald Heebner and Executive Director David Luz by Jonathan Wagner, Branch Manager, Red Hill Branch, First Niagara; Alfred D. Galanti, Investment Portfolio Manager, First Niagara Private Client Services; and J.D. Smith, Wealth Advisor, First Niagara Private Client Services.
"The Annual Fund Campaign represents over 45% of the Heritage Center's annual income," noted Board President Gerald Heebner. "The strong support of First Niagara for this campaign demonstrates their firm commitment to the community, the Heritage Center, and to the preservation and interpretation of the heritage of the Perkiomen Region of southeast Pennsylvania."
"First Niagara recognizes the importance of supporting the neighborhoods and communities where we do business," stated Red Hill Branch Manager Jonathan Wagner. "It is our hope that this gift will not only provide the much needed support for the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, but inspire other businesses and individuals throughout the region to step up and provide the necessary funding for this and similar valued heritage organizations."
The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center was founded in 1884 as an informal collection in a private home to assure the preservation of the Schwenkfelders' cultural identity. Today the Heritage Center, a not-for-profit organization, is still preserving, interpreting, and documenting the history of this German Protestant group along with their Pennsylvania German Heritage. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Thursdays 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The Heritage Center is closed to the public on Mondays. For additional information call 215–679–3103 or visit our website www.schwenkfelder.com
About First Niagara
First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank that currently has approximately $31 billion in assets, $19 billion in deposits, 333 branches and 5,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.firstniagara.com.
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David W. Luz
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073