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  |  New Jersey Market President
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New Jersey is your home. It’s ours, too.

We are committed to partnering to address the local issues that matter most, advancing racial equality and economic opportunity, and helping our community thrive.

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Our unwavering commitment to communities

We believe we are stronger when we work together. That’s why our commitment to help strengthen our communities remains steadfast. To support the safety and health of those most at-risk, we’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to distribute millions of PPE masks. And we’re investing $1 billion over four years to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, building on work we’ve had underway for many years.

Our commitment supports partners and organizations that make an impact in communities of color. We’re partnering with local healthcare systems and nonprofits to increase access to healthcare services and healthy food. We’re accelerating our investment in affordable housing development in neighborhoods of color, working side-by-side with nonprofits and community leaders to help revitalize neighborhoods. We’re connecting workers to new skills to create pathways to better jobs. And we’re continuing to help power small businesses through access to capital and support for programs that drive minority entrepreneurship.

New Jersey Local Market President Alberto Garofalo

New Jersey Market President Alberto Garofalo

Let’s build something together

As New Jersey’s local market president for Bank of America, 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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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.

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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.