Elant Foundation Teams with Walden Savings Bank for January 2013 Fundraising Campaign

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Jan. 2, 2013) – The Elant Foundation has announced a collaboration with Walden Savings Bank to launch its annual fundraising initiative. Both customers and employees will have the opportunity to make donations to the Elant Foundation’s annual campaign in each of Walden Savings Bank’s 11 branch locations.


Proceeds will benefit “The New Elant Dining Experience,” which will revolutionize the residential dining experience at all Elant locations. Improvements will include increased menu selection, personalized tableside care and a new, restaurant-style environment where residents can share their dining experience with family and friends.

“Elant is grateful to have such generous community partners, such as Walden Savings Bank” said Melissa McCoy, Director of Corporate Initiatives for the Elant Foundation. “The donations from both Walden Savings Bank employees and customers will be a tremendous aid in enhancing quality of life for residents throughout Elant’s three-county system.


The month-long fundraising event is part of Walden Savings Bank’s Casual for a Cause initiative, which offers a monthly dress-down day for employees and aims to raise funds for various non-profits throughout Orange and Ulster counties. In addition to this effort, Walden Savings Bank employees volunteered their time to decorate Elant’s Meadow Hill campus for the holiday season.


“Walden Savings Bank is committed to supporting the great number of nonprofits who do so much good for our communities, and our partnership with the Elant Foundation is a prime example of that,” said President and CEO, Derrik Wynkoop. “This fundraiser will enhance the quality of life for Elant residents and is a great cause that we are pleased to stand behind."


For more information on Elant’s fundraising initiative with Walden Savings Bank, or for details on how to make a donation, contact Melissa McCoy, Director of Corporate Initiatives for Elant Foundation, at (845) 360-1261 or mmccoy@elant.org.


About Walden Savings Bank


Walden Savings Bank, established in 1872, is a federal chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Montgomery, New York. With a total of 11 full-service branches serving Orange and Ulster Counties, the bank’s progressive style of community banking provides products that cater to both the individual and the growing mid-size business. In addition, Walden Investment Services, located at Walden Savings Bank, offers personalized advice for financial planning. To learn more about the Bank and its products and services, visit their website at www.waldensavingsbank.com