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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards Grants to Twelve Pawtucket Area Non-Profits

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TAUNTON, MA, March 30, 2016 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable arm the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF), awarded grants totaling $80,000 to twelve Pawtucket, Rhode Island area non-profit organizations during a ceremony on Wednesday, March 30th at Pawtucket Country Club.  The Foundation presented checks to the following organizations: Blackstone Valley Community Action Program ($5,000); Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library ($5,000); Housing Network of Rhode Island ($6,000); Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor ($4,900); Leon Mathieu Senior Center c/o Pawtucket’s Business Development Corporation ($2,700); Providence Children’s Museum ($5,000); Reach Out and Read Rhode Island ($2,500); Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School ($25,000); Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School ($2,500); St. Cecilia School ($5,400); The Learning Community Charter School ($6,000); The Pawtucket Foundation ($10,000).

Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB, and Donald Grebien, Mayor of the City of Pawtucket, awarded the grants to the twelve organizations.  Also participating were representatives from the BCSCF-Pawtucket Advisory Board and the Bank’s Pawtucket branch.

“Being a community Bank, one of our core tenants is to invest in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of County Savings Charitable Foundation and President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank.  “We continue to be inspired by all the organizations we are supporting, specifically the good work they are doing in Pawtucket and the surrounding community.”
“I want to thank our valued partners from Bristol County Savings Bank for being great corporate citizens in the Pawtucket Community,” said Mayor Grebien.  “Their commitment to education, literacy, economic development and affordable housing are evident and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the City of Pawtucket.”

Bristol County Savings Bank has always been an active supporter in the communities in which it serves.  The establishment of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation – Pawtucket Advisory Board was announced at the grand opening of the Bank’s Pawtucket office in 2001 in an effort to demonstrate the Bank’s commitment to its new market.  At that time, $1 million was contributed to the Foundation to provide grants to 501C (3) organizations which operate exclusively for charitable purposes within the City of Pawtucket.  The BCSCF has donated over $2.5 million to organizations in the Pawtucket area since its inception.

The BCSCF 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 and the Fall River Region of Massachusetts, as well as 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 $16 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations.  In 2014, the BCSCF awarded $1.7 million to various 501©(3) organizations.