Maspeth Federal Savings becomes official bank of St. John’s Athletics

Maspeth Federal Savings is now the official bank of St. John’s University athletics with basketball sponsorships and services geared towards its students. (Courtesy of SJU)

Maspeth Federal Savings is now an official bank of St. John’s University Athletics, strengthening its visibility and connection across the SJU community with basketball game sponsorships and plans to launch an on-campus ATM and co-branded debit card.

The partnership between the Queens institutions began in 2018.

“Many of us at Maspeth Federal Savings are St. Johns alumni, so this initiative is near and dear to our hearts,” Maspeth Federal Savings President and CEO Thomas Rudzewick said. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the next generation as they make plans for tomorrow, be it starting a business, buying a home, planning a trip or pursuing further education.”

Maspeth Federal Savings has several initiatives reflecting the challenges and values that define young New Yorkers, including their interest in entrepreneurship and environmental, social and governance (ESG). Maspeth Federal Savings now features several programs geared toward Gen Z, including financial literacy seminars, summer internships, sustainability initiatives, and a diversity, equity and inclusion committee to effect positive change across the community.

Sponsored games include the 121st meeting between SJU and Georgetown on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Madison Square Garden. An additional sponsored game will be played against Creighton at Carnesecca Arena on the Hillcrest campus on Feb. 18.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Maspeth Federal Savings and further the connection with our campus and fanbase,” said Kevin Waters, St. John’s Sports Properties general manager. “We look forward to working with them on their creative approach to our partnership.”

Launch dates for the debit card and on-campus ATM, located in the Marillac Dining Hall, will be announced in 2023.