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Bristol County Savings Bank Awards $20,000 Grant to Attleboro Public Schools to Support SEL Program

TAUNTON, MA, January 7, 2019 — Bristol County Savings Bank, through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), recently awarded a grant totaling $20,000 to the Attleboro Public Schools to support the development of its Social Emotional Learning (SEL) action plan.

Specifically, the grant will fund professional development for Attleboro’s dedicated educators and staff in order to support student learning and provide coping strategies for behavioral and emotional health. The BCSCF has granted more than $100,000 to support the educational programs at Attleboro Public Schools since 2012 and also has provided $1,500 in scholarships to assist low-to-moderate income students at Attleboro High School each of the last seven years.

Attleboro Public Schools check presentation

Pictured (from left to right) are: Laurie Regan, Assistant Superintendent, Attleboro Public Schools; David Sawyer, Superintendent, Attleboro Public Schools; Stephen Withers, Jr., Chairman of the School Committee, Attleboro Public Schools; and Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank and President of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation.

Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Its purpose is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and the social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Attleboro/Taunton Region, the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth Region, the Fall River Region and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population. Since the Foundation began, close to $20 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations. In 2018, the Foundation awarded $1.9 million to various 501©(3) organizations.