Northfield Bank Foundation donates to student educational technologies initiative

Northfield Bank Foundation gives $25,000 to fund student educational technologies initiative at St. Peter’s Boys High School

Staten Island, NY (October 11, 2018) – The Northfield Bank Foundation announced today that it has made a grant of $25,000 to support the Enhanced Student Educational Technologies Initiative at St. Peter’s Boys High School. The funds will be used to replace dated smartboards with new generation, fully-interactive 4K touch-screen models in all classrooms, provide iPads to incoming students and purchase and install state-of-the-art robotics and lab diagnostic equipment to support the school’s STEM curriculum.

“We are honored and humbled to have the continued support of the Northfield Bank Foundation,” said John A. Fodera, St. Peter’s president. “The Northfield Bank Foundation is a beacon of leadership constantly demonstrated by its commitment to Staten Island, our children, and education in our community.”

“We thank them for their generous grant which will allow us to provide leading-edge technology in educating the young men of St. Peter’s well into the future.”

The Northfield Bank Foundation was founded in 2007 to support nonprofits groups, institutions, schools and other organizations operating in the communities served by the bank in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Central New Jersey.

The Foundation focuses its efforts on projects to support education, health and human services, youth programs and other types of community organizations or civic-minded projects that improve the quality of life in those communities. To date, the Foundation has given over $7 million in grants.

“Our board felt strongly that St. Peter’s has been a cornerstone of our community for over 100 years,” said Diane Senerchia, executive director of the Foundation. “The school’s intense efforts to provide important educational technologies as part of its advanced STEM curriculum was deserving of our support.”

“At St. Peter’s, we are committed to expanding the use of technology to support both improved student achievement and provide further opportunities for graduates to emerge with the 21st Century skills in information management and evaluation; critical thinking; collaboration; cooperation; and, communication required for success in today’s world,” added Michael Cosentino, the school’s principal.

Northfield visited the St. Peter’s campus on Oct. 12 for a check presentation and to tour the school.