TAUNTON, MA, September 13, 2021 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), headquartered in Taunton, Massachusetts, announces that it was named one of the Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts by Boston Business Journal for the fifth consecutive year at the publication’s 2021 Corporate Citizenship Awards held virtually last Thursday, September 9th.  Designed to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities, the Bank was ranked #40 on the BBJ list of a record 98 companies that granted at least $100,000 to Massachusetts non-profits during the 2020 calendar year.  Bristol County Savings Bank, through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, awarded more than $1.9 million to various Massachusetts 501(c)(3) organizations last year.

“We are so proud to be recognized once again by Boston Business Journal for our efforts and those of our Foundation as we are a community mutual bank and believe that the neighborhoods we serve are our stakeholders,” said Patrick Murray, President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank and President of Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation.  “This allows us to place a premium on being actively involved in the community, especially throughout these challenging times due to the pandemic.”  Murray added that the Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary of serving the community, having committed a total of more than $25 million to hundreds of different non-profit organizations since its inception in 1996.

“During a year filled with unprecedented events and change, it’s incredible to think that so many companies, as represented by those on the Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Charitable Contributors list, still gave so generously to charities in Massachusetts.  These companies give back at least $100,000 to the local community, and now we are in a time when giving back and helping one another is more important than ever,” said Carolyn Jones, Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher.  “The philanthropic companies prioritize the welfare of our communities, and we are excited to be able to honor them.”

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation’s 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 Northern 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 2020, the Foundation added an additional area of focus supporting organizations that are on the frontlines of the pandemic or experiencing hardship as a result.