Greenfield Cooperative Bank Holds Productive Annual Meeting, Highlighting Commitment to Community

Greenfield Cooperative Bank announced a productive and informative annual meeting held on Tuesday, June 18, where the theme focused on the bank’s unwavering commitment to its communities. The meeting celebrated a year of strong financial performance, highlighting the Bank’s strong capital, liquidity, and profitability metrics, while showcasing the numerous ways Greenfield Co-op invests in the well-being and growth of the regions it serves.

“This year’s annual meeting theme, ‘Rooted in the Community,’ perfectly embodies our core values,” said Tony Worden, President and CEO at GCB. “Our success is fundamentally tied to the success of the communities we serve. By investing in local initiatives, supporting small businesses, and empowering the community, we’re not just giving back, we’re building a stronger foundation for everyone.”

Highlights from Greenfield Co-op’s Community Efforts:

  • Giving Back: Contributed a total of $353,000+ in donations and sponsorships to local organizations.
  • Empowering Our Neighbors: Joined the American Banker Association’s #BanksNeverAskThat campaign, equipping staff with branded tees, partnering with senior centers, and displaying informative posters in branches to educate customers on phishing scams.
  • Community Development: Partnered with local non-profits on initiatives such as Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Holyoke Farmers Market, Rachel’s Table, and Community Action of Pioneer Valley’s VITA Program.

“VITA provides free tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income residents, ensuring they receive the tax credits and deductions they deserve,” said Worden. “In addition to our monetary support of the program, we’re proud to have had employees take time to volunteer to help out with tax prep.”

Employee Involvement Makes a Difference: Beyond financial contributions, the dedication of our employees is a cornerstone of our community focus. In the past year, GCB employees volunteered at 115 organizations across our service areas.

Additionally, the Annual Meeting successfully concluded with the election of several corporators and directors, further strengthening the bank’s leadership for years to come. Those elected include:

Christine Eugin
Elizabeth Fisk
William Pratt
Arjen Vriend
New candidates:
Jodi Falk
Anthony Gleason
Susan Stark

Robert Underhill
Michael Tucker, Esq.
William Dufraine
Anthony Worden
New candidate:
Dr. Khama Ennis

The Annual Meeting wrapped up on a high note, fostering a sense of shared purpose and excitement for the future of Greenfield Cooperative Bank.