Bristol County Savings Bank Named a Top Charitable Contributor in Massachusetts by Boston Business Journal

TAUNTON, MA, September 19, 2022 — 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 sixth consecutive year at the publication’s 2022 Corporate Citizenship Awards held Thursday, September 8th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Designed to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities, the Bank climbed five places from the previous year with a ranking of #35 on the BBJ list of 95 companies that granted at least $100,000 to Massachusetts non-profits during the 2021 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.
“This annual recognition of our efforts and those of our Foundation by Boston Business Journal is pretty special 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 helping the non-profit organizations in our community continue to regain the momentum lost during the pandemic.” Murray added that the Foundation has committed more than $27 million to hundreds of different non-profit organizations since its inception in 1996.
“The past couple of years has presented companies and communities with many challenges, and the needs have continued to grow. Our Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts collectively gave $322 million in cash contributions – a true example of the business community coming together to help those in need,” said Carolyn Jones, Market President and Publisher of Boston Business Journal. “We are proud to celebrate these organizations who give both money and time to make a stronger and better place for all.”

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.