Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to The Friendship Center

The Friendship Center Receives $5,000

Photo Caption:Woodforest Branch Managers joined Dr. David Gottlieb of Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Vicki Richmond of Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Nancy Harrington, President of The Friendship Center and Kim Marling, Executive Director of Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (December, 2009) - Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $5,000 to The Friendship Center.

Established in 1973, The Friendship Center is the only non-profit organization specifically dedicated to serving the needs and enriching the lives of seniors throughout Montgomery County, Texas.

The mission of The Friendship Center is to provide support, advocacy and services to senior adults in Montgomery County so that they may remain independent and vital members of our community.  The Center offers a variety of programs that seek to meet the social, physical and emotional needs of seniors 60 years and older.  These services include entertainment, meals and fellowship at several centers, hot meals delivered to their homes, pet food assistance, access to safe and reliable transportation, outings and more. The intangible benefits include rewarding social interaction, a sense of belonging, and the comfort of knowing there's an organization to turn to for help.  “The Friendship Center offers six activity centers in our community, where seniors can gather for fun, games and educational programming while sharing fellowship with their peers,” said Nancy Harrington, President of The Friendship Center. “        Through Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s help, we are able to serve the seniors of Mongtomery County.  Thank you for your continued support of our organization.”

For more information about The Friendship Center, please call (936) 756-5828 or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities. For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at

Celebrating 30 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.2 billion and services more than 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 throughout fifteen states: Texas, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at