Patriot Bank Joins Carver Foundation & Sean “Diddy” Combs for Annual Gala

Patriot Bank helps support Connecticut youth via the Carver Foundation & Sean “Diddy” Combs

Patriot Bank, N.A. headquartered in Stamford, CT is a longtime proud partner and supporter of the Carver Foundation and its numerous youth development programs, supporting local students from kindergarten through 9th grade.

For 16 years, dating back to 2002, Patriot Bank has consistently donated resources and time to Carver to stay true to its mission: to help youth achieve “their greatest potential by providing educational, social, and recreational programs in a positive, safe and fun environment”

This year’s Child of America Gala celebrated Carver’s 80th Anniversary of success and achievement. The gala raised over $1 million to advance the organization’s mission of “building lifetime achievers.”

Patriot leaders joined almost 300 guests at the Shore Haven Country Club in Norwalk where entertainment industry impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs and investment industry guru Ray Dalio, Chairman of Bridgewater Associates were recipients of 2018’s Child of America.

The Carver Foundation has continuously teamed up with Patriot Bank to give back to the Connecticut community through a wide range of career fairs, seminars, conferences and workshops.

Patriot’s Norwalk Branch Manager and Vice President Valerie Watson, who serves on the Carver Foundation board, cited the critical importance of the partnership, after-school programs and mentoring.

“As a community bank, we know it is critical to engage with and support our non-profit partners who are doing such important work to help young people on the path to achieve success and realize their dreams,” said Watson. “The Carver Foundation has delivered real results for young people in Norwalk and throughout the region and I am proud to serve on its board and represent Patriot in its commitment to supporting these vital programs.”