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Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Surpasses $20 Million in Total Giving With Awarding of $346,160 in Grants to 43 Area Non-Profits

TAUNTON, MA, June 28, 2019 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, has surpassed $20 million in total charitable giving with the awarding of $346,160 to 43 non-profit organizations in the Taunton-Attleboro, Southcoast and greater Pawtucket, Rhode Island areas during a ceremony at Holiday Inn Taunton yesterday.

The organizations that received grants from the Foundation are as follows:

Taunton-Attleboro area, $154,400 – Amego, Inc. ($25,000); Associates for Human Services ($10,000); Attleboro Area School to Career ($10,000); BETA Community Partnerships, Inc. ($12,500); Catholic SEAL Foundation, Inc. ($5,000); Coyle & Cassidy High School ($10,000); Franklin Food Pantry Incorporated ($5,000); Heidrea for Heroes, Inc. ($5,000); Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts ($10,000); Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. ($6,900); Newman YMCA ($5,000); Old Colony Historical Society ($5,000); Pride, Inc. ($7,500); Taunton Area School to Career ($15,000); The Salvation Army ($7,500); and Triumph, Inc. ($15,000).

Southcoast area, $129,000 – AHA! New Bedford ($2,500); Argosy Collegiate Charter School ($10,000); Camp Ellie Mae ($3,000); Catholic SEAL Foundation, Inc. ($5,000); Superflat New Bedford ($5,000); DATMA ($10,000); Holy Name School ($5,000); Justice Resource Institute, Inc./Children’s Advocacy Center ($15,000); Lloyd Center for the Environment ($2,500); Mastery School of Independent Learning, Inc. ($2,500); Nativity Preparatory School New Bedford ($10,000); New Bedford Star Kids Scholarship Program ($10,000); New Bedford Symphony Orchestra ($5,000); New Bedford Whaling Museum ($10,000); Our Sisters’ School, Inc. ($10,000); The Schwartz Center ($10,000); The Whitney Academy ($6,000); uAspire ($2,500); and YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts ($5,000).

Greater Pawtucket, Rhode Island area, $62,760 – Books Are Wings ($7,500); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket ($15,000); Children’s Friend & Service ($7,500); Housing Network of Rhode Island ($7,500); Junior Achievement of Rhode Island ($2,260); Pawtucket Soup Kitchen ($2,000); The Capital Good Fund ($10,000); The Empowerment Factory ($6,000); and Young Voices ($5,000).

Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB, awarded the grants to the organizations. Also participating were Thomas Hoye, Mayor, City of Taunton; Paul Heroux, Mayor, City of Attleboro; Jasiel Correia, Mayor, City of Fall River; Kristine Arsenault, Assistant Chief of Staff to Jon Mitchell, Mayor, City of New Bedford; and representatives from the BCSCF advisory boards and the Bank’s area branches.

“Reaching $20 million in donations to hundreds of deserving non-profits in the communities we serve is quite a milestone for the Bank and our Foundation and one in which we are extremely proud,” said Murray. “As a mutual community bank, we believe that the neighborhoods we serve are our stakeholders. This allows us to place a premium on being actively involved in the community. In fact, our mission is to support the communities by making them a better place to live and work. Though our community partnerships and volunteer activities, combined with our investments in charitable organizations like the 43 we are assisting at this grant presentation event, we do our best to carry out that pursuit every day.”

Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. 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 Taunton/Attleboro Region, the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth Region, the Fall River Region and the greater 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. In 2018, the Foundation awarded $1.9 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations.