Giving Back

GRB Camp Good Days volunteering
Some of the GRB team members volunteering at Camp Good Day & Special Times

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 Wellness Committee coordinates volunteer opportunities 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 President and CEO Philip Pecora hones his landscaping skills during the United Way Day of Caring.
Bringing the holiday spirit and our gift-wrapping skills to Mary Cariola Children’s Center.
Volunteering at the Homesteads for Hope Community Farm.

Some of our initiatives and events have included:

  • Canned food drive
  • Thanksgiving baskets
  • Pajama drive
  • Holiday toy drive
  • Sponsor and team for a fundraising walk
  • Building a home 
  • Mortgage drive to raise money for local veterans