NEWS RELEASES

13 May 2011

IC Savings sponsors concert at Sony Centre to celebrate Italian unity

ICSavingsIn celebration of the first Italian Heritage Month in Ontario, and the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification, IC Savings is presenting La Scala Chamber Orchestra live in Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on June 20th, 2011. The event is brought to you in cooperation with the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association, National Congress of Italian Canadians, Famee Furlane Toronto, Villa Charities, Comites and Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana. The proceeds from the concert will go to the IC Savings Foundation, to help support important causes in the community.

La Scala Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of classical musicians selected from Milan’s legendary La Scala Orchestra’s. It performed in prestigious theatres and concert halls around the world and collaborated with internationally known conductors and soloists. There will also be an invite only VIP reception that precedes the concert that will be held in honour of foundation supporters Luigi and Sergina Gambin, who recently passed away.

Before the big event, IC Savings will also be having their grand opening celebration for the newest branch located at 637 College St. on June 8th, 2011, in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood. The opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and appearances by local politicians. Visitors have an opportunity to fill in a ballot to win a new limited edition Fiat 500, the iconic Cinquecento, currently on display at the branch.

As an active supporter of community development, IC Savings launched the IC Savings Foundation in 2009, a volunteer based organization that lends support to diverse charitable initiatives. It donates a percentage of its profits to the Foundation, which independently evaluates and underwrites requests for funding.

To date, IC Savings Foundation has funded over $600,000 to charitable initiatives in support of long term care facilities, seniors homes, community living organizations, art and cultural groups, and educational scholarship programs. The Foundation particularly has a special interest in funding special projects. Donated time and money has gone to numerous worthy causes, including the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, Canada’s Immigration Museum Pier 21, COSTI Immigrant Services, Villa Colombo Vaughan, Villa Leonardo Gambin, York University Endowment Fund, University of Toronto, the Abruzzo Earthquake Relief Fund, Opera York, Vita Community Living Services and Mens Sana Families for Mental Health.

For its third season, the IC Savings Foundation brings Festa in Piazza to Toronto. It is an annual fundraising event in support of various causes and will be held on May 27th, 2011 at the Famee Furlane located at 7065 Islington Ave. The event will include food stations, a casual dinner, performances and entertainment.

Celebrating 10 years of economic and social achievement, IC Savings’ success is based on two core values: Better Banking and a strong commitment to the community. The financial institution is entirely built on its relationship with its people and it prides itself on good old fashioned personal service. After a decade in operation, with five branches and a total of 50 employees, the credit union offers a full range of banking services including mortgages, chequing and savings accounts, retirement and investment products. Established in 2000, IC Savings opened its first branch in Woodbridge with a focus on personal service, the hallmark of co-operative banking.


Quotes

IC Savings is thrilled to take part in an event featuring such esteemed musicians. It’s an enriching and entertaining way to celebrate Italian heritage in Canada.”

-Fausto Gaudio, President & CEO, IC Savings


Related Information

For more information, please visit: www.icsavings.ca

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