One of the things I love about living in New Jersey is the diversity of our communities. We believe our company has a responsibility to support those communities, while serving the needs of our clients and taking care of our employees.
Alberto Garofalo | President, Bank of America New Jersey
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New Jersey is your home. It’s ours, too.

We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.

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Taking action to support our communities, clients and teammates

Now as always, our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve is unwavering. We’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to address critical needs, and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with companies and working with skill-building partners to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. And we’re doing our part to help people stay healthy — including investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities.

Alberto Garofalo | President, Bank of America New Jersey

Alberto Garofalo | President, Bank of America New Jersey

Let’s build something together

As President of Bank of America New Jersey, I am proud that we have made a $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by the global pandemic. We will focus on assisting people and communities of color that have experienced the greatest impact from the health crisis. This work builds on economic mobility work Bank of America already supports in New Jersey and our commitment to responsible growth. I oversee the bank’s work connecting individuals, families, and businesses to resources that make their financial lives better from Sussex to Cape May. I’m also charged with helping strengthen economic opportunity and build strong communities through social responsibility efforts, which as we know are absolutely essential to New Jersey at this time.

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Creating Career Opportunities in Tech

The nonprofit organization NPower is devoted to helping veterans and under-resourced young adults break out of low-wage jobs and build meaningful careers in technology. NPower works with employers in seven states to create coursework and training opportunities. Its rigorous Tech Fundamentals program — 16 weeks of classes, paid internships and 120 hours of professional skills development — prepares students for industry-recognized IT certifications. Funding from Bank of America provides NPower’s New Jersey program with operational support that provides real-world experience. The program is open to those with a high school diploma or GED; almost half of those enrolled are military veterans.

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Keeping the family business running

For multi-generational family businesses like Debra Oberg’s, it’s the personal connections with customers that help them thrive. But when the coronavirus hit, she knew they’d have to find some way of recreating the exceptional customer service they were known for, but do it outside the home appliance showroom. With the help of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), she was able to make the necessary adjustments to keep their doors open—virtually.

Find a location

Whether you have everyday financial needs or more complex ones, our experienced specialists can help at locations around your city. Find a location and make an appointment to talk with us.

We remain committed to supporting you with your financial needs during the health crisis. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.

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Enjoy local culture for free

See some of the best museums in your area with our Museums on Us® program. You’ll receive free general admission during the first full weekend of every month with your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.