Vice president and market manager Betty Spiropoulos, third from left, of Investors Bank in Short Hills, presents a $2,500 grant from the Investors Foundation to HAPI Foundation executive director Lori Robinson, second from left. Investors Bank representatives also include, from left, Joana Mendonca, Sonia Tomaz and Angelica Nagiewicz. Credits: HAPI Foundation
Foundation Grant to Help Foster Children Find Permanent Homes
Thursday, August 9, 2012 • 1:53pm
The Investors Foundation in Short Hills, which provides funding to support programs and services that enrich the communities served by Investors Bank, has awarded a $2,500 grant to HAPI Foundation.
The foundation’s grant will support HAPI’s partnership with Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus. The agencies are working together to help teenaged children in foster care find permanent homes with adoptive parents.
"Many of these children have spent years in foster programs and are struggling with medical or behavioral issues," said Lori Robinson, executive director of HAPI Foundation. "Thanks to the compassion of organizations like Children’s Aid and Family Services, and the outstanding generosity of organizations like the Investors Foundation, we’re able to help these vulnerable, hard-to-place young people find homes in the loving, supportive family environments that they deserve."
"The Investors Foundation is glad to continue its support of the HAPI Foundation, which continues to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families throughout the region," added Investors Bank president and chief executive officer Kevin Cummings.