GSB team members at 2023 Habitat for Humanity build

GSB Support and Volunteerism in the Community in 2023

March 20, 2024

In 2023, GSB took strides in reinforcing our dedication to the communities we serve, marking a year of amplified engagement and support. GSB’s commitment manifested through the continuous investment of time and talent by our employees, who actively participated in volunteerism and served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, showcasing the deep roots GSB has cultivated.

Throughout the year, GSB employees could be found at the heart of community events and initiatives, coordinating essential activities such as blood drives in partnership with the American Red Cross, serving hot chocolate at Old Saybrook’s Chili Fest, and swinging hammers for Raise the Roof/Habitat for Humanity projects. These actions exemplify GSB’s ethos of being more than just a financial institution; but a pillar of support for our nonprofit organizations.

The spirit of volunteerism extended beyond single events, as GSB team members played crucial roles in serving on auction teams for fundraisers, providing invaluable service that significantly alleviated the operational burdens faced by these non-profits. This support enabled the events to run more efficiently, enhancing their success and impact. Organizations such as Friends of Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Martin de Porres, Demand Zero, Women & Family Life Center, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Columbus House, Sarah Foundation Inc., Melissa Maritolli Hogan Foundation, and The Arthritis Foundation Inc., among others, benefited from GSB’s volunteer participation.

In addition to direct support for non-profit events and initiatives, GSB continued its partnerships with community foundations in Branford, Guilford, Madison, and Middlesex County. These partnerships have been instrumental in extending GSB’s reach and impact, allowing the bank to further its positive influence on non-profits.

GSB’s efforts in 2023 are a testament to our unwavering commitment to serve and uplift the communities where we live and work. By investing in local non-profits and participating actively in community events, GSB inspires a culture of giving back and making a difference. As GSB looks to the future, we remain dedicated to deepening our community engagement and continuing to support the vibrant tapestry of non-profits in Connecticut.