Valley Celebrates 50 years with the Ironbound Community in Newark

News | 11/1/2019

EventOn October 24th, Valley joined Ironbound Community Corporation’s (ICC) 50th Anniversary Gala as a Revitalizer Sponsor. The event also celebrated Joseph Della Fave and his 28 years of service as ICC’s Executive Director. Newark’s Mayor Ras Baraka gave Joe the key to the City, among outpouring of well-earned accolades as he readies for retirement.  

The accomplishments of the ICC in the past fifty years speak to the broad range of services that they have successfully built in Newark. Some of which include: having the first nationally accredited Newark Community preschool which has served 20,000 youngsters ages 0-13, providing 775,000 meals-on-wheels for seniors and delivering $25 million in Earned Income Tax Credits to families in the community. ICC is also a community leader in environmental justice, highlighted through the development of Newark’s Riverbank Park. ICC’s strength in coalition building assures they will continue their impactful work: “Always Uplift and Never Uproot.” Cheers to another 50th years! 

About Ironbound Community Corp (ICC) 
Founded in 1969, ICC’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. ICC is animated by a core group of values: accountability, Mutual Respect, Empathy, Fairness and Transparency, Commitment to Excellence, and Accountability.

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $32 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.