NCB Recognizes Four Employees for Outstanding Community Service

Washington, DC (June 21, 2007) — NCB, known for providing creative financial solutions tailored to meet the needs of low- to moderate-income communities, has proudly named four recipients for its annual NCB Community Service Award. Created in 2004, the award recognizes noteworthy employees of NCB Financial Group for their outstanding community service to mission-related organizations serving low- and moderate-income communities.

“NCB employees are not only dedicated to the jobs they perform on behalf of the bank’s customers, but are equally committed to bettering the communities where they work and reside,” said Charles E. Snyder, president and CEO of NCB. “As a service-oriented organization, it is important to us to recognize, applaud and support the ongoing commitments of our employees who take the time to give to individuals and communities in need.” 

The Bank’s recipients include two first place winners and tworunners-up, whose individual charities were awarded donations to salute these dedicated volunteers. 

The finalists, whose organizations each received a contribution of $1,500, were John Abell, a vice president at NCB’s Hillsboro, Ohio retail branch, and Annie Donovan, chief operating officer of NCB Capital Impact.

Mr. Abell volunteers as a board member for Highland County Community Action, an organization serving low-income families and individuals in Highland County, Ohio.  The organization supports and facilitates a full spectrum of programs to assist lower-income families with early childhood education, housing, nutritional services and transportation assistance.

Ms. Donovan serves on the board of H Street Community Market, a start-up retail food co-op to be located in a low-income area on H Street, Northeast in Washington, DC. The co-op will increase economic viability in the neighborhood by providing jobs and membership to local residents.

The runners-up, whose organizations each received a contribution of $1,000, were Cindy Stewart, business development officer for NCB Capital Impact in Oakland, California, and Mary Alex Dundics, vice president of product and customer segment marketing, who works at the Bank’s Operations Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Ms. Stewart was honored for her work with Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, an organization providing services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia, support for their caregivers, and education and information to the general community on issues related to dementia care. 

Ms. Dundics was recognized for her involvement with Washington Middle School for Girls, an organization providing financial education to girls in the sixth and seventh grades.

NCB means National Consumer Cooperative Bank, its subsidiaries and NCB Capital Impact, an affiliated non-profit corporation. Loans and technical assistance may be provided by NCB, NCB Capital Impact or NCB, FSB, all of which are Equal Housing Lenders. NCB, FSB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCB. Deposit products and services are provided by NCB, FSB, which is FDIC insured. Independent financial advisory services are offered through NCB Financial Advisors. Housing development services are offered through NCB and NCB Capital Impact’s jointly owned subsidiary, NCB Community Works, LLC.


NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, NCB also has offices in Alaska, California, New York and Virginia.  In addition, NCB has a growing community banking network in southwestern Ohio.  To learn more about NCB, visit