Maspeth Federal to sponsor Networking Event at St. John’s University Basketball Game

MFS Logo - Indian Full (Color)Maspeth Federal Saving Bank, a strong community bank with six locations throughout Queens, has announced that they will be a sponsor of the highly anticipated Pre-Game Networking Event hosted by BQE Media (Queens Ledger) & The Queens Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held on St. John’s University Campus on Tuesday, January 30th. Dinner, drinks, and networking with top Queens business people from 6:30-8:30pm, then premium seats at the 8:30pm basketball game at Carnesecca Arena featuring St. John’s vs. Xavier.

Since 1947, Maspeth Federal Savings has played a pivotal role in keeping Queens vitalized through fun community events, employee volunteerism, smart lending practices, and local and personalized banking that have helped customers and small businesses meet their financial goals.


Tom Rudzewick, President & CEO of Maspeth Federal Savings

“Maspeth Federal Savings has been a proud member of the community for over 70 years. Supporting events that foster the development of small businesses is an important part of our mission to give back to the community. With that said, we’re proud to partner with the Queens Chamber & The Queens Ledger and look forward to a great evening,” said Tom Rudzewick, President & CEO of Maspeth Federal.

The Bank also supports many local charities and organizations including being the main sponsor of the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade for over 30 years and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Middle Village since its inception. Community sponsorship doesn’t end there; the Bank also hosts free summer concerts and movie nights to bring the community together in a fun way.

“Maspeth Federal has been helping local businesses grow for a very long time, and when it comes to community involvement, they set the bar high for other banks. The partnership between Maspeth Federal, The Queens Ledger, and the Queens Chamber will make this event a slam dunk,” said John Sanchez, Marketing Director at the Queens Ledger.

You can purchase tickets and read more about the Pre-Game Networking Event here.

If networking and basketball is not your thing, but you are looking for a bank that gives back, check out MFS’ website here.

Distinguished Martin Luther School alum, David Daraio, reflects on his high school experience

unnamedMeet David Daraio, MLS class of ‘94, and current Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Maspeth Federal Savings

David is a Maspeth native and has lived here for 30 years. A successful and passionate MLS grad, he stays in touch with fellow alums on social media and gets together with others regularly. David went from Teller to Senior Vice President & COO starting just 3 weeks after graduating from MLS and while starting college. He visits MLS often and enthusiastically participates in MLS Career Day.


Q: What’s your favorite MLS memory, David?

David: “How the teachers cared about every student and the 1:1 help they gave when they saw a student start to veer off track. The teachers always cared about every student’s progress – always.”

Q: Did you have a favorite teacher?

David: “Definitely Mr. Schultz – creator of the Chess Tournament that he did annually. We had a lot of good times.” [David won several times; the last year he only played the winner instead of going through the whole tournament.]

Q: How about sports at MLS?

David: “I always had a good time with intramural sports” [His class was good at hockey and, in his last year, they started an intramural basketball team]. “Even though we weren’t great, we had a good run at
the faculty,” he quickly added.

Q: Why did you choose MLS, David?

David: “Because of MLS’s small size. The personal touch and bonds of friendship that faculty and students experience, because it’s small and everyone knows each other. This can’t be replicated in other schools. The students’ experience is full because they don’t get lost in the crowd.”

Q: Advice for current MLS students?

David: “High School is some of the most exciting years of your life – a springboard to college and building toward a career, so take every opportunity MLS offers – soak it in!” David said he had a good time at
Martin Luther School, but “I learned a lot. MLS gave me a good sense of what my next steps would be after MLS, ” he emphasized.

Q: Now how about some advice for MLS students applying to college?

David: “Finding what you want to do as a career isn’t easy, so stay flexible. The school gave me good advice and I followed it, because I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to take at first. Looking back, I
wish I stayed flexible in college in picking my major. Make sure the college you choose fits your choice of major.”

Q: Anything else you want to add for a family looking for a new school?

David: “I recommend MLS because the personal touch students and parents get from the staff is better than anywhere else. The small classes enable the faculty to develop each individual student’s skill set

Q: Any parting thoughts?

David: “I am proud to be an MLS Alum. Even though there have been a lot of great changes over the years – some of the most special and amazing things about MLS have stayed the same,” he fondly added.