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We love to get out and get involved in the vibrant activities happening in and around our neighboring communities. Why? Because we specialize in building relationships with the people who make up our neighborhoods and in supporting those communities.
For some, golf is both a passion and an obsession. For others, it’s an opportunity to enjoy time away from the busyness of life. But on July 30, golfing was a matter of the heart at the 2018 Dime Charitable Golf Outing as 92 registered golfers and 39 companies joined together to help raise $60,000 for charity. The net proceeds from this year's event went entirely to benefit Heart 9/11, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit disaster relief organization committed to a mission of rebuilding communities and rebuilding lives of individuals coping with disasters and related trauma.
“This is our third year involved” noted Bill Keegan, Founder and President, Heart 9/11. “I couldn’t be prouder to accept a check from an organization like Dime, who makes a clear investment in the communities where many of us work and live.”
2018 marked the 7th year of Dime’s annual fundraising golf event at The Village Club at Lake Success. Since 2012, Dime has raised over $460,000 for local community organizations.
This May, over 850 runners and walkers participated in the Dime McCarren 5K for the third consecutive year of Dime’s Title Sponsorship, a commitment Dime made by partnering with St. Nicks Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in North Brooklyn. The event’s proceeds benefit After School and Summer Camp programs for children in the North Brooklyn area. Over the past three years, Dime has helped sponsor over 4,000 children and their participation in summer camps.
“We are honored to have a deeply rooted local community institution like Dime lead our Summer Camp fundraising,” remarked Michael Rochford, St. Nicks Alliance Chief Executive Officer. The 5K race/walk covers a 3.1 mile loop starting and ending at McCarren Park (near Leonard Street and the Ericsson Playground).
A festive atmosphere enveloped the Ericsson Playground, the event’s main staging area. Throughout the day, a local DJ pumped up the crowd with music. Local businesses provided bagels, fruit and water to help everyone stay nourished and hydrated, and St. Nicks Alliance provided a health and fitness awareness focus. As runners crossed the finish line, the energy was palpable.
In October 2017, more than 15,000 Queens residents, businesses, breast cancer survivors and families joined Team Dime to participate in the 2017 "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Queens Walk and help raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer, generating over $439,000 in charitable donations for Making Strides of Queens. An impressive sea of pink T-shirts flowed throughout the park and stood out as a banner of community support for this event.
For Dime and everyone involved in the 2017 Making Strides fundraising campaign, the Queens Walk represented the culmination of a month-long effort of fundraising and many months of planning and preparation. As a result, Team Dime surpassed its goal of $15,000, raising $17,238. Specifically, over $7,200 was raised through Dime branches; $1,600 was raised through Dime HQ, $2,560 was raised through online Team Dime donations; and the balance came from personal checks and corporate sponsorship.
In September, 2017, Dime Community Bank, a long time neighbor and supporter of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint communities, partnered with TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint as a sponsor. For Dime, participating in this annual celebration of North Brooklyn’s flavor, culture and community is consistent with its 153-year legacy of community banking and service. “I can’t think of a more quintessentially Brooklyn brand than Dime, and the same can be said about community organizations such as The Firehouse and the TASTE event,” said Dime President and Chief Executive
Officer Kenneth J. Mahon. “With the diverse mix of small businesses, professionals and ethnicities, Williamsburg and Greenpoint are quintessential Brooklyn neighborhoods, and we’re glad to partner with The Firehouse and TASTE.”
Dime has garnered a notable reputation for helping the communities it serves to flourish. “Dime loves Williamsburg,” Mahon remarked. “For many years, we’ve enjoyed a special relationship with this community and have served our customers through our branches on Havemeyer Street and Manhattan Avenue. We strongly believe consumers and businesses want to “bank local” and with institutions that support their communities.”
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