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NYCB Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for the "Unmask the Masquerade" Gala to Help Women and Children Coming Out of Domestic Violence

August 29, 2017
Woman removing masquerade mask

​New York Community Bank (NYCB) is proud to sign on as the presenting sponsor of the “Unmask the Masquerade” Gala to be held on October 21, 2017 at the Weston Hills Country Club. The Gala will be hosted jointly by the Girlfriends 4 Girlfriends and Cover Girls focus groups of the Broward Outreach Centers, a Division of the Miami Rescue Mission.

The Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers (MRM-BOC) provide comprehensive residential programs and services to women and families who have faced issues of domestic violence, sexual abuse and otherwise compromising situations that led them to flee their circumstances to seek hope, help and an opportunity for a transformed life and for safe and affordable housing. Girlfriends 4 Girlfriends and Cover Girls serve as mentors and advocates, empowering and promoting safe and affordable housing to those currently participating in the residential housing program provided by the Mission and Outreach Centers.

The “Unmask the Masquerade” Gala will honor and support women who have taken off the mask of abuse. Some will share their story of empowerment, hope, happiness and finding a home through the support of Girlfriends 4 Girlfriends & Cover Girls.

NYCB and its AmTrust Bank division are strong supporters of the MRM-BOC, including their annual Christmas, Good Friday, and Christmas in July outreach events. Along with monetary donations and sponsorships, the Bank also holds regular campaigns to collect Easter Baskets, Toys, School Supplies and Sneakers for children and families who rely services provided by the Mission. Additionally, NYCB was an initial supporter of CARE Elementary School (The Christian Academy for Reaching Excellence), a small, private school affiliated with the Miami Rescue Mission.

“We are proud to support the work that the Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers are doing for the women and families in the community,” says Barbara Tosi-Renna, NYCB Executive Vice President, Assistant Chief Operating Officer, and board member of the Miami Rescue Mission. “The Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers offer programs to give men and women the skills necessary to succeed. Furthermore, the Mission provides affordable housing to those who have completed the program offering them a period of transition as they break free from the circumstances that first led them to the mission.”

Proceeds from the “Unmask the Masquerade” Gala will help fund the top to bottom renovation of an acquired property in Pompano Beach, FL. Upon completion, the facility will provide affordable housing for up to four families.

For more information regarding the “Unmask the Masquerade” Gala, please contact Gussie Flynn, Chief Development Officer of the Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers at gflynn@caringplace.org.

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Queens County Savings Bank​

Established on April 14, 1859 in the village of Flushing, Queens County Savings Bank was the first savings bank chartered by the State of New York in the New York City borough of Queens. Until then, local residents would need to travel to Manhattan to do their banking; the opening of the borough’s first local bank was accordingly met with elation and relief.

While the bank expanded here and there over the course of the next 14 decades, its greatest growth occurred in just the last 15 years. In anticipation of expanding its franchise through the first of several mergers, the Bank changed its name to New York Community Bank on November 21, 2000. By the end of that year, NYCB had grown from 14 to 86 branches; today, it has more than 220 branches in five states.

In deference to its heritage as a Queens-based institution, the Community Bank operates each of its 38 branches in the county under its original name, Queens County Savings Bank.

Roslyn Savings Bank

Established in 1875, The Roslyn Savings Bank was the first financial institution headquartered in Nassau County, one of two counties--with Suffolk--that constitute Long Island, New York. Its founders wanted to build a bank that would provide the Island’s residents with a safe place for their savings, as well as the financial assistance they’d need to build or purchase homes.

A member of the NYCB Family of Bank since October 31, 2003, Roslyn Savings Bank today serves the Island’s businesses and consumers through 42 conveniently placed branch offices.

Richmond County Savings Bank

A member of the NYCB Family of Banks since July 31, 2001, Richmond County Savings Bank is the third oldest of our divisions, with roots that go back to October 30, 1886. It was then that the bank was established to serve those who lived and worked on Staten Island, and it was less than one year later that it made its first mortgage loan.

Today, nearly every street on the Island has at least one home that was financed by Richmond County Savings Bank.

Originally located in the Odd Fellows Building at the corner of Richmond Terrace and Broadway, the Bank today has 20 convenient banking locations in all.

Roosevelt Savings Bank

Roosevelt Savings Bank was established in 1895 on the corner of Gates Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn under the name “Eastern District Savings Bank.” In 1920, the bank changed its name to honor the memory of the nation’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt.

In February 1999, Roosevelt Savings Bank merged with and into Roslyn Bancorp, which merged with and into New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in October 2003.  Today, Roosevelt Savings Bank serves its customers through seven branches in Brooklyn as a member of the NYCB Family of Banks.

Garden State Community Bank

Garden State Community Bank has been a member of the NYCB Family of Banks since March 2008, when we combined all the branches of four smaller New Jersey-based divisions--First Savings Bank of New Jersey, Ironbound Bank, Penn Federal Savings Bank, and Synergy Bank—into a single division with a highly relatable name.

While Penn Federal Savings Bank and Synergy Bank were directly acquired in 2007, First Savings Bank of New Jersey and Ironbound Bank were acquired in 1999 by Richmond County Financial Corp., which subsequently merged with NYCB.

By combining the strengths of these four local banks with the strengths of our institution, we established a Garden State community bank that offers more products and services, and more convenient locations, than any one of these banks provided on its own.

Today, we serve our customers through 43 branches in Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties, most of which first opened their doors nearly 14 decades ago.

AmTrust Bank

AmTrust Bank is one of the more recent additions to a respected banking family that has been serving customers and communities for more than 156 years.

The first branch of AmTrust Bank opened its doors in the late 1980s, when Ohio Savings Bank opened the first of its branches in south coastal Florida under the “AmTrust Bank” name. Eleven years later, it expanded again--this time to Arizona--and on December 4, 2009, it joined the NYCB Family of Banks. With our acquisition of Desert Hills Bank less than four months later, we further expanded our franchise in the Grand Canyon State.

Currently in its seventh year as an NYCB division, AmTrust Bank serves its customers through 41 convenient branches: 14 in central Arizona and 27 in Florida.

Ohio Savings Bank

Ohio Savings Bank is one of the more recent additions to a respected banking family that has been serving customers and communities for more than 156 years.

Established in 1889 as the Ohio Savings Home Loan and Building Co., the bank’s initial expansion was limited to Ohio until it opened its first Florida branch in 1989. Eleven years later, it expanded again, this time to Arizona. And seven years later, it changed its name to AmTrust Bank.

On December 4, 2009, AmTrust Bank became the newest member of our banking family, the first of our divisions to serve customers in non-contiguous states. Four months later, we elected to pay tribute to its forebear, by operating our 28 branches in Ohio under a more suitable name: Ohio Savings Bank.

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