BELFAST — First National Bank-First National Wealth Management has become the first Bronze Sustaining Sponsor of the Waldo County YMCA.

On hand to present the sponsorship check were Susan Norton, executive vice president and chief administrative officer; Michelle Curtis, vice president and business development officer; Ed Varney, vice president and commercial loan officer; Jennifer Boynton, assistant branch manager; and Samantha Glaude, marketing coordinator, from First National Bank.  Missing was First National Wealth Management Business Development Officer Niki Janczura, who also helped make the sponsorship happen.

Sustaining sponsors help ensure the mission work of the YMCA continues and grows.

First National Bank opened its branch in Belfast in December 2020. Curtis said, “First National is a community bank. We know how important the  Waldo County YMCA is in keeping this community strong. We are proud to make this commitment.”

In a press release announcing the sponsorship, Russell Werkman, CEO of the Waldo County YMCA, praised First National Bank and First National Wealth Management for their commitment to the community, including that “they (also) know the importance of boots on the ground.  We see them at the Y often. They developed and taught a financial literacy module for our Preschool and have served lunch to our Active Older Adults.  FNB is definitely changing lives for the better!”

First National Bank and First National Wealth Management join Viking Lumber and Robbins Lumber Inc. as sustaining sponsors.  Each of these businesses has partnered with the Waldo County YMCA to make community events like Healthy Kids Day and Trunk or Treat available, keep program fees for youth and adult sports leagues affordable, and ensure the WCY can continue to serve our communities with AOA activites and blood and food drives, according to the announcement.

Call Russell Werkman to learn more about becoming a sustaining sponsor.