Bank of the Finger Lakes Makes Annual Donation to the Smith Opera House

Bank of the Finger Lakes President and CEO Mike Briggs, second from right, presents a $2,500 Annual Fund donation to Smith Center for the Arts Executive Director Susie Monagan, right, at the Smith Opera House in Geneva in December. Also pictured are the bank’s Marketing Specialist Ashley Sindoni, left, and Smith Board of Directors Vice Chair Vinny Aliperti. Photo by Neil Sjoblom Photography.

Bank of the Finger Lakes recently made a $2,500 Annual Fund donation to the Smith Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit organization that runs the historic Smith Opera House. The funds will be allocated to The Smith’s operating fund to help cover expenses tied to maintaining the 123-year-old building and supporting arts and educational programming.

Generations of Genevans have cared for this cultural anchor and maintained it as a community gathering space. With this generous contribution, Bank of the Finger Lakes has stepped up to do its part to ensure that this building and its dynamic programming are available for generations to come,” said The Smith’s Executive Director Susie Monagan.
We’re pleased to support the Smith Center for the Arts. They bring many great programs and films to our community. The Smith Opera House is a tremendous facility, plus it’s a tribute to the gentlemen who originally saved the building and those key supporters who have dedicated the last 30-plus years to restoring this very important part of downtown Geneva,” said Bank President and CEO Mike Briggs.
Bank of the Finger Lakes is a unit of USNY Bank, which is an independently-owned, commercial bank chartered by New York State and headquartered in Geneva, NY.
The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Box Office hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 315-781-5483 or visit

Media contact: Susie Monagan, 315-781-5483,


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