The Northfield Bank (NFB) Foundation renewed a major grant in support of 30,000 Degrees: College Readiness for a Stronger Staten Island. This collaboration brings together the borough's three colleges— The College of Staten Island/CUNY, Wagner College, and St. John’s University /Staten Island Campus — to prepare more Staten Islanders to attain a college education. The Northfield Bank Foundation was the initiative's first investor, and has generously awarded 30,000 Degrees with an additional $50,000. This award has been matched over a two year period by the Richmond County Savings Foundation.
Pictured here: Dr. William J. Fritz, president, College of Staten Island/CUNY; Dr. Richard Guarasci, president, Wagner College; Crystal Montalvo, executive director, 30,000 Degrees; Susan Lamberti, chair, Northfield Bank Foundation; Diane Sernerchia, executive director, Northfield Bank Foundation; Dr. James O’Keefe, vice provost, St. John’s University/Staten Island Campus; John Alexander, board president, Northfield Bank Foundation.