Provident Bank creating lil’ miracles for kids with a $10,000 donation to the Spring Lake Toys Foundation

Standing left to right: Michael P. Meliti, Esq., SLTF Board of Advisors, Paulette Pera Lauenzi, SLTF Founder and President, Bryce Coughlin, Provident Bank First Vice President & Marketing Manager-Bergen County, Samera Martinez, Provident Bank Senior Vice President & Regional Manager and SLTF Board of Advisors, David Green, SLTF Board of Advisors and Salvatore Frassetto, SLTF Board of Directors.
Seated left to right: Vikram Kumar, SLTF Board of Advisors and Leslie Cook, SLTF Board of Advisors.
Photo Credit: Smalltown Photo.

Paulette Pera Laurenzi, Founder and President of the Spring Lake Toys Foundation was recently honored with a $10,000 donation from Provident Bank—a prominent financial institution, recognized for their charitable work that is looking to make a difference in local communities by helping families of children with rare illnesses receive the support they need.

“For us, it means a lot to get involved with Provident Bank, one of the top financial leaders,” said Paulette Laurenzi at the check presentation ceremony at Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. “To see a well respected organization in the community donate to our ongoing charitable missions is a true inspiration for everyone on our team.”

Aside from putting Provident Bank’s generosity to good use, Spring Lake Toys also recruited Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for the North/Metro Region, Samera Martinez to join their Board of Advisors. With more than three decades of experience in the banking industry, Samera’s outstanding project leadership will prove to be an invaluable asset for Spring Lake Toy Foundation’s charitable initiatives.

Since establishing their charitable foundation in 2003, Provident Bank’s mission has been to provide financial support to notable non-profits in the areas of charities, schools and other initiatives focused on the betterment of communities.

“Being part of a foundation with a superstar like Paulette has honestly been a dream come true for me,” Samera Martinez commented at the ceremony. “I’m in awe of not just what she has accomplished but that Paulette is always looking for like-minded individuals to dive right in to make a difference for these families in need.”

Paulette summed the day up best by saying, “Samera Martinez and the entire Provident family proves that it’s not just money that keeps our charity going, but good people looking to pitch in and do great things.”

About Provident Bank:
Provident Bank,, a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.50 billion as of September 30, 2017. With $6.59 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.


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