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Bristol County Savings Bank Awards Grant for New Bedford’s Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve!

Bristol County Savings Bank President Pat Murray presents a check in the amount of $20,000 to New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell in recognition of the Bank's sponsorship of Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year's Eve!TAUNTON, MA, December 21, 2016 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the City of New Bedford as part of the Bank’s role as overall sponsor of the current Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve! The community has enjoyed several weekends of exciting and engaging programming which all leads up to a host of family fun activities to ring in 2017, including the Toe Jam Puppet Band, Jedlie’s Magic Circus, Face Art by Vera, Living Art, Ice Sculptures, Cirque de Light and a spectacular fireworks display!

“This is the seventh consecutive year that the Bank is sponsoring City Celebrates! and it has been so rewarding to see the event continue to grow and increase in popularity,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President, Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation and President & CEO, Bristol County Savings Bank. “We are excited to continue to be a part of what has become a great New Bedford tradition of engaging programing that helps area families enjoy the holidays and celebrate the New Year.”

Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. Since 2007, the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation has donated more than $4 million to 501©(3) organizations in the Southcoast. The 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, $17.6 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations. In 2015, the Foundation awarded over $1.7 million to various 501©(3) organizations.