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News – Country Bank Honored with Prestigious 2018 Burke Award

Country Bank was bestowed with the highest honor by the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s board of trustees at the 23rd Annual Burke Award Dinner. The award was presented on Thursday, June 7th at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York.

From left: Joseph M. Murphy Jr.- President and CEO of Country Bank, and Carolyn T. Murphy- Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Country Bank present Jeffrey Menkes, President and Chief Executive Officer at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, with a $30,000 donation along with JoAnn M. Murphy- Vice Chair of Country Bank and Joseph M. Murphy- Chairman of Country Bank, at the annual Burke Award Dinner on June 7th. The event also honored the Murphy family for their long term support of the hospital.  

The Burke Award Dinner recognizes individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation, either through personal achievements, the development of research or the establishment of programs and facilities to assist individuals with disabilities.

Since Country Bank’s founding in 1988, the Murphy family has ingrained their culture of philanthropy into the business. With Joseph Murphy, Jr. serving as President and CEO, Country Bank’s charitable efforts can be seen throughout the New York communities they serve.

Several members of the Country Bank family have turned to Burke to meet their rehabilitative needs. Their positive experiences are the driving force behind their continued support of Burke’s mission.

The Burke Award Dinner is the hospital’s largest fundraiser of the year. Country Bank served as the Diamond Sponsor of the evening, helping to raise thousands of dollars for Burke’s new Marsal Caregiver Center, the first on-site caregiver center at a rehabilitation hospital in the country. Jeff Menkes, President and CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, acknowledged the timeliness of the award as Country Bank celebrates its 30th anniversary.

“It is a distinct pleasure to celebrate these extraordinary people at our dinner,” said Jeffrey Menkes, President and Chief Executive Officer at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “Our honorees this year demonstrate the very essence of the Burke Award. They have made significant contributions to the hospital by their example, advocacy and financial support.”

“Throughout Country Bank’s existence, our core mission has remained the same – to be a community bank in every sense and a model for corporate citizenship,” said Murphy. “It is our privilege to serve and support local nonprofit organizations. We are humbly honored by this recognition.”

Since opening the bank’s first New York City branch at Woodlawn, Country Bank added locations in Riverdale, Scarsdale, Second Avenue and the Flagship branch located on Third Avenue. To mark their anniversary milestone, the bank unveiled a fresh identity, including a new message inspired by the local connections the bank has with New Yorkers, which reads, “Here You are Family.” The bank has also offered special promotions and events throughout the year, in appreciation of its loyal customers and business partners.

“The Murphy family and Country Bank’s spirit of generosity helped to make the Burke Award Dinner once again, a tremendous success,” said Menkes. “The funds raised will help us continue to position Burke as a leader in rehabilitative medicine.”

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