Bristol County Savings Bank named a top charitable contributor in Massachusetts by Boston Business Journal

TAUNTON, MA, September 16, 2020 — 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 fourth consecutive year at the publication’s 2020 Corporate Citizenship Awards held virtually last Thursday.  Designed to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities, the Bank was ranked #43 on the BBJ list of a record 107 companies that granted at least $100,000 to Massachusetts non-profits during the 2019 calendar year.  Bristol County Savings Bank awarded more than $1.9 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations last year.

“This annual recognition of our efforts and those of our Foundation 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 being actively involved in the community, especially during these uncertain times.”  Murray added that the Foundation has committed a total of more than $22 million to hundreds of different non-profit organizations since its inception more than 20 years ago.

Carolyn Jones, Market President and Publisher of Boston Business Journal, said, “We are in a time when giving back and helping one another is more important than ever.  These philanthropic companies prioritized the welfare of our communities, and we are excited to be able to honor them.”  The honorees this year include companies from health care, technology, financial and professional services, retail, professional sports and more.

The Bristol County Savings Charitable 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 Rhode Island Region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population.