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Pioneer Bank to Announce the Pioneer Bank Foundation to 'Help Kids Be Kids'

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in Happenings


Pioneer Bank to Launch the Pioneer Bank Foundation to ‘Help Kids Be Kids’

Kickoff press conference will also feature announcement of public ‘Grand Carnival’ fundraising event 


COLONIE, N.Y. — Pioneer Bank on Thursday will launch the Pioneer Bank Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting charitable organizations in the Capital Region that provide important services to children and their families related to education, nutrition, clothing, and housing. 


At the press conference, Pioneer Bank President and CEO Tom Amell will discuss why the Foundation was created and announce a kickoff of a major fundraising effort. Amell will be joined by New York State Sen. Neil Breslin, New York State Assemblymember Phil Steck, Cares of NY Board President Audra Higgins, and Pioneer Bank Senior Vice President Susan Hollister.


The Pioneer Bank Foundation will also announce its first fundraising event, the Pioneer Bank Foundation Grand Carnival, at the press conference.



Tom Amell, Pioneer Bank President and CEO

Neil Breslin, New York State Senator

Phil Steck, New York State Assembly

Audra Higgins, Cares of NY Board President

Susan Hollister, Pioneer Bank Senior Vice President



Pioneer Bank Headquarters

652 Albany Shaker Road

Albany, NY 12211



Thursday, Aug. 9

10 a.m.





About Pioneer Bank Pioneer Bank helps strengthen communities in New York’s Capital Region through the delivery of innovative, world-class financial services, highly personalized customer care and a commitment to be a bank that's easy to do business with. For more than 100 years, the Pioneer philosophy has revolved around conducting business responsibly, investing in employees and giving back to the community. Pioneer offers a variety of financial products and services to its customers, including personal banking, commercial banking, insurance and wealth management. Pioneer manages more than $1 billion in assets and currently operates 22 branches locally. Pioneer Bank also manages and administers the Pioneer Bank Foundation, which provides resources to nonprofit organizations that help improve the quality of life for children in the Capital Region. For more information on Pioneer Bank, please visit 


About Cares of NY — Cares of NY, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing planning and administrative services to communities fighting homelessness. It serves 27 counties in New York State to make sure the residents have access to safe and affordable housing and the support needed to remain housed.




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