Giving Back

GRB is proud to support many local organizations through donations, event sponsorships, and volunteering. We focus our efforts on our nonprofit clients, and on those where our employees and board members are involved.

Our board members lead the way in community involvement and charitable contributions, and truly set the tone for GRB. This sense of community spirit is built into our internal culture, the GRB Experience, and employees are motivated to become engaged. A bank-wide Community Involvement Committee (CIC) coordinates volunteer opportunities at several organizations and sponsors a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

GRB employees are encouraged to serve on boards and committees of groups for which they are passionate. This community engagement was one of the factors that led to our designation as both a Society for Human Resource Management “Best Places to Work in New York State” and a Democrat & Chronicle “Top Workplace.”

GRB employees build a Christmas Tree out of canned goods to benefit Foodlink.
GRB Commercial team member Dave Cushman in front of the GRB tent at the Walkin’ on Sunshine event to benefit the Mary Cariola Children’s Center.
Team GRB participates in the Chase Corporate Challenge 2013.

Some of our initiatives and events have included:

  • Canned food drive
  • Thanksgiving baskets
  • Holiday toy drive
  • Sponsor and team for a fundraising walk
  • Community Involvement Committee trivia night fundraiser
  • Building a home 
  • Mortgage drive to raise money for local veterans