- Big Brothers Big Sisters Bucks County, Jamison, PA
- Bridges of Hope, New Haven, CT
- The Garage Community and Youth Center, Kennett Square, PA
- Northtowns Boys and Girls Club, Buffalo, NY
- Raw Artworks, Boston, MA
- Ring of Hope Boxing Club, Schenectady, NY
Individuals whose lives have been impacted by mentoring were asked to create and submit a short video about their mentoring experience and nominate a not-for-profit organization that offers mentoring services in the four-state footprint that First Niagara serves. The bank then asked members of the community to vote for their favorite of the eight finalists on Facebook throughout the month of January.Since launching Mentoring Matters in 2007, First Niagara has provided more than $8 million to mentoring programs. To learn more about how you can make a difference as a mentor, visit www.mentoring.org About The First Niagara Foundation The First Niagara Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable entity. Founded in 1998, the First Niagara Foundation is committed to supporting organizations in the communities in which we live and work, with specific focus on Youth and Education, Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization. In 2015, First Niagara contributed nearly $6 million in charitable grants and sponsorships to community partners across the bank's four-state footprint. For additional information on First Niagara, visit us at www.firstniagara.com, follow us on Twitter @FirstNiagara, or like us on Facebook at FirstNiagaraBank.
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