More than 150 years ago, NYCB was established to meet the financial needs of those who lived and worked in New York City, Queens County. Since then, NYCB has become part of the local landscape not just in its original location, but in hundreds of communities throughout five states. As a community bank committed to being a good corporate neighbor, NYCB not only demonstrates its commitment by engaging in sound and ethical business practices, but also by giving back in various ways. In addition to sponsoring special events and financial literacy programs, they contribute funds, volunteer time, and engage in community outreach all to the betterment of the communities they serve. By partnering with the people, businesses, and organizations that make each community special, they have a positive impact on the communities where their customers and employees live and work. Because NYCB believes so strongly in the value of service, it is a component of their overall mission: To Excel in All They Do for All They Serve. While excelling in all they do for all they serve means something different to their customers, to their shareholders, and to their employees, to their communities it means, simply this: NYCB is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities they serve by contributing time, talent, and funding to worthy organizations engaged in the promotion of affordable housing, education, health care, science, civic responsibility, and the arts.