Community Involvement Plays Major Role for DC Chartered Bank
Washington, DC - October 2, 2006 - Making loans, depositing money and assisting clients with financial needs are some of the day-to-day activities that most banks perform. Bank of Georgetown takes banking a step further. The second D.C.-chartered bank regards community involvement as a corporate philosophy and obligation.
"You can tell that our employees care by the types of outside associations and groups that they are involved with", says Bank of Georgetown President & CEO, Michael Fitzgerald. Catholic Charities, Starlight Starbright Foundation, and Georgetown Business & Professional Association are just a few groups that are represented by some of the employees.
For the second year the bank is a Gold Sponsor in the 13th annual Taste of Georgetown (www.tasteofgeorgetown.com) to benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC). GMC offers a safe haven from the streets for the homeless by offering counseling from psychiatrists, transitional and permanent housing services and a supportive environment to foster self-supported living. "We are proud to assist the Georgetown Ministry Center in their effort to continue their strong history of performing such valuable work", says Curt Winsor who serves as Chairman for Bank of Georgetown.
The bank opened for business on May 13, 2005 with the belief that Washington, DC is in need of a locally owned community bank. Visit www.bankofgeorgetown.com for a complete list of organizations the bank and its employee's support.