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One of the recipients of donations from the Kearny Bank Sweepstakes was the Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Women. From left are Lynette Barbieri, co-founder of ETT Women; Allison Wilson, vice president, Small Business Banker, Kearny Bank and sweepstakes winner Vanessa Coppes, co-founder of ETT Women.

Kearny Bank Donates to 3 Charities in Culmination of Sweepstakes

Kearny Bank recently made $1,000 donations to three New Jersey-based charities, as the culmination of a recent sweepstakes featuring online submission of photos showing people clad in their ugliest sweaters.

“This sweepstakes was open to New Jersey residents and was devised as a fun way to help several of our State’s deserving charitable organizations,” said Eric Kesselman, 1st Vice President and Director of Marketing. “Participants simply posted their photos to Kearny Bank’s Facebook page, then tagged the charity they wanted to help. We selected three winners at random and their prizes were financial support for organizations that are near-and-dear to their hearts.”

Winner Vanessa Coppes, co-founder of Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Women (ETT Women), chose that organization to receive her donation. ETT Women’s mission is helping members connect and then network with like-minded women, with a goal of mutually supporting personal and professional growth.

Betty Garger, another winner, is CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and chose that organization to receive her donation. The Girl Scouts emphasize helping girls experience new adventures, while forming lifelong friendships.

Winner Terry Givens asked that her donation be provided to Seer Farm. Since this charity provides care for animals during times of family crisis, she selected it based on its work helping pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy.