EAC was one of the many recipients of the Astoria Federal Savings Kids Tools for School collection drive. Throughout Astoria Federal’s branch network in Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester, generous customers and employees dropped off supplies or made cash donations.

Village Office Supply, a partner in the drive, graciously offered their services to pick up the supplies from Astoria Federal Savings locations and then turned their warehouse into a distribution center. Girl Scouts from Nassau and Suffolk counties assisted in sorting and helped to pack cars and vans.

 “Once again our friends from Astoria Federal Savings put smiles on the faces of hundreds of children,” stated Lance W. Elder, President & CEO of EAC. “Our kids face so many challenges and starting school with a full backpack of supplies gives them a feeling of belonging.”

Pictured (l-r), Rebecca Chan (Asst. Mgr. Community Relations), Patricia Gabberty (1st VP/Director of Marketing and Public Relations), Bill Entwistle, Hilary Hartung, EAC (AVP/Marketing and PR),Wendy O’Neill (AVP/Senior Manager Public Relations), Susan Febbraro (Seaford Branch Manager) and Irene Ferrall (VP for Marketing Communications).

 About Astoria Federal Savings:

Astoria Financial Corporation, with assets of $17.6 billion, is the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association.  Established in 1888, Astoria Federal, with deposits in New York totaling $10.7 billion, is the largest thrift depository in New York and embraces its philosophy of “Putting people first” by providing the customers and local communities it serves with quality financial products and services through 85 convenient banking office locations and multiple delivery channels, including its enhanced website,  Astoria Federal commands the fourth largest deposit market share in the attractive Long Island market, which includes Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties with a population exceeding that of 38 individual states.  Astoria Federal originates mortgage loans through its banking and loan production offices in New York, an extensive broker network covering fourteen states, primarily along the East Coast, and the District of Columbia, and through correspondent relationships covering fifteen states and the District of Columbia.

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