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A Letter to Our Community Partners

R GiallongoDear Community Partner:

Having recently concluded the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Bank’s Foundation, I want to thank you and your organization for all that you do for the local community. The partnerships that you have forged with your peers in the community, with the Bank, our Foundation and most importantly with our employees continue to improve the quality of life in our cities and towns, making Fairfield County a better place to live, work and play.

Having been here for 165 years, all of us at First County Bank dedicate ourselves to improving our community not only through our Foundation giving but in many other ways. Our employees have provided resources to hundreds of first-time homebuyers and have connected local businesses with our expertise helping them to grow and prosper to promote a stronger local economy.

I’m very proud of my colleagues here at the Bank. You see us at any number of Board and Committee meetings of many local nonprofit and service organizations but what you might not see is the incredible generosity demonstrated throughout the year by our employees. We have collected food for the Food Bank; pet supplies for the Shelter; household and baby items for rehabilitation programs and backpacks full of school supplies at each and every Bank-wide meeting. This is over and above the incredible giving of approximately $650,000 in local Foundation grants and scholarships this year… all made possible by our team members.

Through these efforts and over the 1,000+ volunteer hours that our employees participated in throughout the year, we are very proud to be part of your important community mission.

Thank you all for your help and support and I look forward to a great 2017.

Rey Giallongo

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