A Richmond Pillar

Franklin Federal branch staff, Kristen Fers, Brenda Taylor and Alicia Matonis present the Pillars of Our Community donation to Miracle League athletes, family members and the organization's Richmond President, Karen R Pusey.

Franklin Federal branch staff, Kristen Fers, Brenda Taylor and Alicia Matonis present the Pillars of Our Community donation to Miracle League athletes, family members and the organization’s Richmond President, Karen R Pusey.

To celebrate our 80th birthday, we recently launched a new community initiative called Pillars of Our Community, which allocates $40,000 each year to deserving area non-profits.  The program enables each branch location to partner with a local or neighborhood charity of their choosing each year.  The program is funded out of the Franklin Federal Foundation which is budgeted to contribute approximately $600,000 to area non-profits this year.

Each partnership includes a $5,000 donation, as well as volunteer support and distribution of the organizations’ information for a calendar year.   Branches kicked off each partnership with a check presentation honoring the selected non-profit and the broader initiative.

“We wanted to create a program that truly connected each branch with their neighbors.   Although our Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to area non-profits, we don’t always witness the benefits first hand,” said Cindy Womack, Senior Vice President for Branch Operations. “We’re looking forward to a productive and rewarding year.”

Check out this year’s partnerships, along with a few photos from the events.

2014 POOC Partners One Pager