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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Announces $50,000 Grant to Bishop Connolly High School

2016 Bishop Connolly Check Presentation of $50,000 Grant

(Pictured L-R) Joan Medeiros, VP-Commercial Lending, BCSB; Patrick Murray, President/CEO, BCSB; Christopher Myron, President, Bishop Connolly High School; and Michele Roberts, EVP-Community Relations Officer, BCSB.

TAUNTON, MA, June 29, 2016 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, recently announced a $50,000 grant to Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Massachusetts in support of its capital campaign, “The Advancement Initiative for Bishop Connolly High School”. The grant will be awarded in the amount of $10,000 each year over the next five years.

Since 2007, the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation has donated more than $3.8 million to 501©(3) organizations in the Southcoast.“More than half the Foundation’s grants each year go towards supporting education and literacy in the communities the Bank serves so directing funds for the Advancement Initiative was a natural fit as we understand the vital role Bishop Connolly plays in the education of our young people and the future of the greater Fall River and Rhode Island areas,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank and President of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation.

In order to maintain the high quality learning environment and inclusive, safe, Christian atmosphere for which Bishop Connolly is known, a number of areas in need of attention were identified to prepare the school for the future. Specifically, the Advancement Initiative will support and strengthen five areas: Student and Family Outreach, Science, Math and Technology; The Athletic and Theater Complex; The Student Center and Cafeteria; and The Building and Grounds.

“We are proud to celebrate all that Bishop Connolly has accomplished in its first 50 years of serving the communities of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island,” said Christopher Myron, President, Bishop Connolly High School. “We are especially proud to be partnering with the Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation in its support and validation of our mission and vision to offer the very best in secondary education to the young men and women in the communities we jointly serve.”