Farm Credit East’s Riverhead Office Donates $11,250 to Local Charities
December 28, 2020
Farm Credit East, a financial cooperative serving the agricultural community, recently announced it has donated $11,250 to several local charities across Long Island’s East End.
A portion of this donation went to the Lyle Wells Passion for Agriculture Fund, a scholarship fund established in 2018 in memory of 11th generation Riverhead farmer, and a former board member of one of Farm Credit East’s predecessor organizations. Funds were also contributed to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Riverhead Rotary, Cornell University and North Shore Youth Council.
The donated funds were raised as part of a virtual customer appreciation meeting held in November. The financial cooperative donated $25 on behalf of each attendee. The attendees’ local branch office then selected the charities to receive the funds. In addition, due to the high number of attendees from the Riverhead office, the branch office received an additional $10,000 to contribute to its local community.
“We’re pleased that many of our customers were able to join us virtually for this year’s meeting, enabling us to contribute to various efforts that support our community,” said Pat Wiles, branch manager of Farm Credit East’s Riverhead office. “We hope these donations help the recipient organizations continue to serve local communities during the holiday season.”
In conjunction with its virtual customer meeting, Farm Credit East’s 20 branch offices donated a total of $45,500 to 38 organizations throughout the Northeast. Recipient organizations included food banks and pantries, community and health support organizations, youth programs, and various other charitable efforts.
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Contact: Kristie Matuszewski