Simsbury Bank is pleased to announce that it is a $1,000 “Swarm Sponsor” of the Granby Education Foundation’s 16th annual Gran-Bee event.  The Gran-Bee is the Foundation’s annual fund raising trivia contest which will be held this year on Friday, May 3rd at 6:30pm at the Granby Memorial High School auditorium.

Bernadeta Eichner, Senior Relationship Manager of the Granby branch, said, “We’re very proud this year to again support this important and fun fundraising activity for the Foundation. The funds that the GEF raises from this major event are critical to continuing to support excellent educational opportunities and programs for Granby and area residents.”

“We thank Simsbury Bank which has been a consistent sponsor of this event for many years, as well as the other generous sponsors who provide support to this, our main fundraising event, of each year,” said Kim Becker, Board Chairman of the Granby Education Foundation.  “The Gran-Bee is a fun and family-friendly evening that contributes significantly to the GEF’s ability to sponsor innovative and meaningful education opportunities for students and all residents of Granby.”

In addition to sponsoring the event, Simsbury Bank will field a trivia team.

The Granby Education Foundation (GEF) is a nonprofit organization that nourishes educational excellence by raising private funds in support of innovative educational initiatives for people of all ages in Granby and surrounding towns. The GEF is directed by an all-volunteer board and supported by contributions from residents, businesses, and other charitable organizations.

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Pictured (L to R): Michelle DeGange, GEF Board Member and GranBee Committee Chair; Kim Becker, GEF Board Chair; Bernadeta Eichner, AVP Sr. Relationship Manager, Granby Office, Simsbury Bank; Alfred Wilke, GEF Board Member.

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