A special thank you for generous donations from our members, the Overseas Lodge in Warwick and the Daylight Lodge in Cranston for helping to make our Giving Tree a succuess! Over $2,000 was raised for holiday food and gifts for 8 local veterans' familes.
Wave participated in this great program to help brighten the holidays for service people and their families. Employees and members donated over $1,000 of "Wish List" supplies to be distributed to troops serving away from home.
Left to Right: Branch Manager, Marie Morrell; Teller, Andrea DeMoranville; MSR, Lynne Greene; and Director of Retail Services & Marketing, Wanda Grillo display supplies donated by members and employees being sent to troops serving away from home in support of Operation Holiday Cheer.
This year Wave awarded scholarships in two categories...our regular scholarship category and a business scholarship category. The business scholarship program recognized two Toll Gate (Warwick, RI) high school seniors, Kayla Lopes and Colin Stamps, pursuing business degrees and who participated as part of Wave's yearlong CU4 Reality Financial Literacy Program and Fair.
(Front row, left to right) Paul Archambault, Personal Finance Teacher William Aquilante, Kayla Lopes, Branch Manager Gail Tattersall. (Back row, left to right) Colin Stamps, Personal Finance Teacher Laurie Mockler, Department Chair Kenneth Castellone, Toll Gate Principal Stephen Chrabaszez and Branch Manager Carol A. Felingiere.
The regular scholarship program selection process considered financial need, grades, a personal essay plus extracurricular/community activities. The business scholarships were awarded at a special event held at Toll Gate High School while the regular scholarships were presented at a ceremony held at Wave's headquarters.
Shown from left to right: Matthew Hermenau, Paul Archambault, Brooke Amerantes and Jacob Dinerman. Other winners were Matthew Morris and Mariely Jimenez.
For the second year in a row, students from Warwick, RI's Toll Gate High School participated in a CU4 Reality Financial Literacy Fair sponsored by Wave and held at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport. During the Fair, students interacted with Wave representatives and area businesses as consumers with a career and monthly salary. The Fair allowed students to apply the knowledge they gained during the school year on managing their personal finances and budgeting. They experienced firsthand the realities of making ends meet monthly for expenses such as food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation and other consumer temptations. As a result they gained a better understanding of the importance of making wise financial decisions.
Also at the fair, Warwick, RI Mayor Scott Avidesian presented a proclamation to Wave and Toll Gate High school celebrating Toll Gate High School Financial Literacy Day in Warwick.
Wave was a participant at the recent Rhode to Success Summit which brought together nearly 600 real estate agents from around the Ocean State and throughout Southern New England for a day filled with valuable content, practical information and useful marketing insights.