A Bright Future for the Hospital as Scotiabank celebrates 50 years in Grenada
At Scotiabank’s gala dinner on Saturday, 13 July, to celebrate 50 years of service in Grenada, the financial institution made a significant gift to the country and people of Grenada through a donation of $50,000 to the St. George’s Hospital.
The event was the culmination of 50 days of celebrations, which included special rates, customer appreciation days, and financial clinics. At the gala dinner, Scotiabank hosted officials, longstanding customers and staffmembers. During the evening’s official speeches, Country Head, Elie Bendaly offered a heartfelt expression of gratitude to staff, the government and people of Grenada, and “loyal Scotiabank customers whom we count as family members,” he said.
Mr. Bendaly alluded to Scotiabank’s vision of serving the communities in which it operates, through the bank’s Bright Future programme: “To be a valued corporate citizen in the communities where we live and work, contributing to improvement of the social, economic and overall wellbeing of the communities we have the privilege to serve.’
In its 50 years in Grenada, and in other markets of the Caribbean, Scotiabank has been an avid supporter of the local communities, championing causes related to youth, health, sport and culture, most visibly through its support of Kiddy Cricket and Regional Testing Day for the fight against HIV/AIDS. In this spirit, Scotiabank marked its 50th anniversary in Grenada with a donation of $50,000 to the Ministry of Health, to be allocated specifically to the St George’s Hospital as follows: $35,000 for the renovation of the laundry unit and $15,000 for equipment and medication for the children ward. As he made the announcement at the gala, Mr. Bendaly noted that the gift was presented on behalf of the Managing Director of Caribbean East, Mr. Sean Albert, Corporate Scotiabank and the staff of Scotiabank Grenada.