Fairfield County Bank Celebrates Five Years of Support with CRA Partners

Fairfield County Bank was recently recognized for five years of support with CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Partners.

Kristine LaVigna, the Northeast Regional Representative for CRA Partners and Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, presented a plaque commemorating the five-year partnership with Fairfield County Bank.

Together with CRA Partners, the Bank is an active participant in their Senior Crimestoppers program, proudly supporting four senior facilities in Fairfield County: two nursing homes and two affordable housing apartments.  During the last five years, the Bank has provided each resident of the facilities with personal lockboxes, as well as education seminars on the prevention of elder abuse and fraud for the residents and facilities staff. Participating facilities have seen all aspects of crime reduced by 94% after joining this program.

“Those who will benefit from the Senior Crimestoppers program are often some of the most vulnerable in our community,” said Daniel Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank. “We are committed to educating and protecting members of our community at every level. Our continued support of this programs is a testament to that.”

CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that offers banks federally mandated CRA credit through the operation of the turnkey Senior Crimestoppers program providing safe and secure living environments for our nation’s low-to-moderate income seniors.

Photographed, from left to right: George Bossis, EVP, Retail Lending, Fairfield County Bank. Kristine LaVigna, Regional Representative, CRA Partners. Irene Ropicki, VP, Retail Lending Operations, Fairfield County Bank. Daniel Berta, President, Fairfield County Bank.


Submitted by Westport, CT

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