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Customers Bank Donates $15,000 to Council Rock Education Foundation

Wyomissing, PA (March 19, 2019) – Customers Bank, a leading super-community bank with operations in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and New England, announced it has donated $15,000 to the Council Rock Education Foundation (CREF) on February 22, 2019. The donation was part of Customers Bank’s continued effort to support community, nonprofit and educational organizations throughout Bucks County that provide important programs to enhance community members’ lives.

“We are very proud to partner with Council Rock Education Foundation and support the organization’s mission,” said Richard Ehst, President and Chief Operating Officer of Customers Bank. “Providing a strong educational foundation for children is a very important piece in building thriving communities.”

The donation from Customers Bank supports CREF’s kindergarten through 12th grade districtwide Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) initiatives that are not covered by the annual school budget. The donation will fund innovative projects that help Council Rock students strengthen S.T.E.A.M.-based skills and knowledge, such as the districtwide 4th Grade Embryology Project.

The donation was presented to CREF by Jonathan Klass, SVP and relationship manager for Customers Bank’s Bucks County Commercial Lending team.

Customers Bank is also supporting CREF as the presenting sponsor for “The Duel,” CREF’s annual signature fundraiser on March 15, 2019, as well as the Council Rock Golf Classic at the Philmont Country Club scheduled for June 3, 2019.

About Council Rock Education Foundation

The Council Rock Education Foundation (CREF), a 501c(3) non-profit organization, that provides access to quality, innovative S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning opportunities for more than 11,000 Council Rock students. Since 2007, CREF has supported the unmet needs of K-12 classrooms in the Council Rock District by awarding 111 teacher classroom grants, that enhance the current curriculum, for more than $250,000. Projects like Physics in Flight, Girls Coding Club, One Book One School, NASA Hunch, just to name a few, help engage young minds, develop critical thinking skills and nourish their curiosities to become lifelong learners. In addition, CREF awards districtwide grade level projects, special education projects, and educational community forums which impact thousands of students and families annually.

To learn more about the Council Rock Education Foundation, please visit or contact Gail Acosta at 215-944-1023.

About Customers Bank

Customers Bank is a super-community bank with $9.8 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018, offering commercial and consumer banking services along the I-95 corridor from Washington, DC to Boston; and in Chicago. Commercial products include cash management; commercial and industrial loans; small business loans; SBA government-guaranteed loans; commercial and multi-family real estate loans; and financing for leasing businesses and residential developers.

Customers Bank provides consumer banking services including savings, checking, and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; residential mortgages; and consumer loans. Additional consumer products are marketed by BankMobile, BankMobile Vibe, and Ascent.

Customers Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Customers Bank is an equal opportunity lender. Customers Bank takes pride in delivering extremely high levels of customer service while charging comparatively very low fees; service that makes our clients say, "Wow."

Commercial clients enjoy Single Point of Contact service with one team to handle all banking needs. Some retail bank clients are afforded Concierge Banking® Services that brings banking to them, when and where they need it. Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company with its headquarters located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The voting common shares of Customers Bancorp, Inc. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CUBI.

Customers Bank
1015 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Richard Ehst
President & COO