INVESTORS BANK AND FOUNDATION
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Summit, NJ Reeves-Reed Arboretum has long enjoyed the encouragement and support from Investors Bank and, CEO Kevin Cummings. The Arboretum is honored to announce a 5-year commitment from Investors totaling $100,000, in support for the Arboretum's commitment to accessibility, and for building community through membership.
Investors Bank will continue its commitment to underwrite the membership efforts of Reeves-Reed Arboretum by offering all RRA signature events either free or at a nominal fee to all Arboretum members. According to Arboretum Director, Frank Juliano, "when Investors first started underwriting our membership, we saw an immediate 20% increase in enrollment, and that growth continues today!" CEO Cummings and the bank will continue to support these efforts by donating $10,000 annually for the next five years.
The Investors Foundation joins Celgene, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Grassmann Trust, the Kessler Foundation, the Union Foundation, the Manley-Winser Foundation, the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, and the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation, in support of the Arboretum's goal to create safe and welcoming access for all to the gardens and grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. The Arboretum's Accessibility Project is a two-phased endeavor. Phase One has been designed, funded, and built, while construction plans for Phase Two are completed and ready to go. Investors Foundation, again thanks to Mr. Cummings, has committed to $50,000 over a 5-year period, as a matching grant, to ensure that Phase Two of the Arboretum's Accessibility Project can be fully realized.
"The mission of Reeves-Reed Arboretum is to engage, educate, and enrich the lives of all of our constituents, no matter what their abilities. One of the most important and compelling ways that this goal is achieved is through our partnerships with community and state organizations. Ensuring a legacy of service as a hallmark of the Arboretum's future is a collaborative endeavor. It takes many hands to achieve this goal, and Investors Foundation, along with our partners, have demonstrated, repeatedly, that they understand their role in this process. We are wholeheartedly grateful," comments Juliano.
To help support the Arboretum's Accessibility Project or to learn more about the events, programs and workshops at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, please visit our website at www.reeves-reedarboretum.org.
Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum
engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum - a place to grow ... for everyone!