"The Aquarium's waterfront campus is educational and it's accessible to everyone. That's big. That's what convinced me that [supporting it] is the right thing to do." - Jack Dwyer, founder, CFG Bank
CFG Bank is the lead funder of the National Aquarium's waterfront campus project, which will turn the waterfront surrounding the Aquarium into a living laboratory that promotes healthy water, attracts native species and teaches students and other Inner Harbor visitors about wetland ecosystems.
As part of the project, the Aquarium installed a prototype floating wetland in the harbor between Piers 3 and 4 in August 2017. Since then, the prototype has provided microhabitats for an increasing number of species, including turtles, fishes and birds.
CFG Bank and the Aquarium announced the gift at a joint event in November 2019.
CFG Bank is locally owned and operated with headquarters in northern Baltimore and branches in downtown Baltimore and Lutherville. The company prides itself on offering the same products and level of expertise as larger banks coupled with relationship-driven service, for everything from personal checking and savings accounts to commercial business and real estate loans.
Jack Dwyer, the founder of CFG Bank, believes in giving back to the community the bank serves. He and the team at CFG Bank are committed to fostering a bright future for Baltimore as an engaged philanthropic partner and a business lender, providing economic empowerment to businesses looking to invest in the city.