National Commercial Bank in Jamaica celebrates 170 years of service

KINGSTON, Jamaica – National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited this year celebrates 170 years of operations in Jamaica, and as such is part of the social and economic matrix of the island, continually contributing to the improvement in the quality of life of all Jamaicans.

In this commemorative year, the Bank has been actively pursuing various initiatives and incentives through its branches and the N.C.B. Foundation. One such initiative has been dubbed the ‘Building A Better Jamaica Donation’, using the Bank’s corporate tagline to highlight the social mission upon which it has based its many philanthropic pursuits.

Team members at NCB branches and subsidiaries island-wide have identified a number of charitable causes within the varying communities which the Bank serves, to benefit from a donation of $170,000 each. The donations are earmarked for one worthy cause in every parish across the island and will be used to provide assistance to primary schools, children’s homes, places of safety and other child-focused institutions.

NCB employees have also volunteered to carry out the work that will be facilitated from the donations, such as the painting of premises and the stocking of libraries with books.

“Nation-building is a major part of the NCB legacy and brand,” said head of NCB’s Group Marketing and Communications Division and CEO of the N.C.B. Foundation, Sheree Martin. “This 170th anniversary donation serves to reinforce NCB’s commitment to doing good while doing well,” she added.

The campaign is an extension of the work being done by the N.C.B. Foundation, which has supported a number of education and community development initiatives across Jamaica, including:

* Upgrading of the Information Technology (IT) Centre at the Stella Maris Foundation in Grants Pen, St. Andrew;

* Supporting island-wide teaching and teacher training programs of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf;

* Providing financing for the Entrepreneurial Training program through the Manchester Chamber of Commerce;

* Disbursements of $15M worth of Hurricane Dean disaster relief assistance to schools in all parishes.

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