Victor Taliaferrow, branch manager, applied the golden scissors to the ribbon along with Michael Pugh, president of Carver Bank; invited guests including Stepanie Wilchfort, chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Childrens’ Museum; elected officials Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D–Crown Heights) and Sen. Jesse Hamilton (D–Crown Heights); staff, and members of the community in attendance.
After opening the doors to the newly remodeled branch, invited guests were treated to a cocktail party and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Completing the festivities, Taliaferrow, on behalf of the bank, presented a $20,000 check to Wilchfort to benefit the Childrens’ Museum.
Carver Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank. Carver was founded in 1948 to serve African-American communities whose residents, businesses, and institutions had limited access to mainstream financial services. Carver is the largest African- and Caribbean-American managed bank in the United States, with nine full-service branches in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.
Carver Federal Savings Bank Crown Heights Branch [1009 Nostrand Ave. at Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, (718) 230–2900].