MutualOne Foundation grants $10K for ACCEPT Learning Center play area

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $10,000 to ACCEPT Education Collaborative, a nonprofit educational organization that serves students with disabilities from a number of MetroWest school districts including Natick and Framingham.

The grant will provide for a universally accessible poured rubber surface to create an outdoor play environment at the new ACCEPT Learning Center to be located at 4 Tech Circle in Natick. The play space will provide safe access for wheelchairs and children with physical challenges.

“We support the ACCEPT goal of allowing students to maximize opportunities and minimize disabilities at the new Learning Center,” said Sousa. “The new outdoor play space will be accessible to children of all abilities, and the Foundation is pleased to help make that happen.”

ACCEPT Education Collaborative check presentation

Celebrating MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $10,000 grant to ACCEPT Education Collaborative are Executive Director Marcia Berkowitz and Mobolaji Omisore, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Natick office.

MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign earns $4,200 for Natick Historical Society

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $4,200 to benefit the Natick Historical Society. The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by the Natick Historical Society and the Framingham History Center for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

“I would like to extend my warmest thanks to MutualOne Bank for their support of our operations this year,” stated Executive Director Aaron M. Dougherty. “This donation helps us to welcome Natick 3rd Grade classrooms for their annual field trip to our museum, organize public programming that explores our past and present, and assist guests in researching their community, homes, and family. MutualOne’s Checking for Charity campaign will enable us to continue carrying out our mission in 2017, making sure that Natick residents are reminded of what a special place Natick really is.”

Shown holding the ceremonial check for MutualOne Bank’s donation to the Natick Historical Society are (l/r) Aaron M. Dougherty, executive director of Natick Historical Society and Mobolaji Omisore, MutualOne Bank’s Natick branch manager.

MutualOne Bank participates in Framingham High School Reality Fair

We were proud to participate in the most recent Reality Fair at Framingham High School. Designed to give students a glimpse at what’s to come, participants pretending they were 25 years old tackled real life scenarios – work, car, housing, bills – as well as unexpected events.

As volunteers, members of our team worked with the students, reviewing activity tracking sheets and helping them understand how to ensure their expenses didn’t exceed the income.

 


Golden Tones awarded $3K grant from MutualOne Foundation

Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, has announced a $3,000 Foundation grant to the Golden Tones chorus. Now in its 28th season, Golden Tones chorus provides engaging musical entertainment at senior citizen facilities, schools, faith communities, and public events throughout the MetroWest area.

“The entertainers and audiences alike are enlivened by these performances,” said Lamprey. “We are pleased to help bring this enriching entertainment to as many audiences as possible.”

MutualOne Foundation to sponsor SPARK Kindness ‘Resiliency’ program

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded a $9,500 grant to SPARK Kindness in Natick as the Premier Corporate Sponsor of the nonprofit’s 2017-18 “Resilient Parent, Resilient Child” speaker series. The program is designed to empower and assist community members by supporting their social and emotional needs and fostering resilience and connection.

This is the third consecutive year the Foundation has provided funding to help ensure the ongoing success of the program.

“The increasing popularity of the speaker series presented by SPARK Kindness indicates how extremely beneficial the program is for families from a broad range of MetroWest communities,” said Robert P. Lamprey, who chairs the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased to support such an impactful program.”

Employees of the month

Congratulations to Senior Personal Banker Anthony Sturniolo at our Concord Street, Framingham office and Information & Risk Analyst Julie Morin on their selection as this month’s Employees of the Month.

Anthony was selected for his leadership and team spirit. Julie was selected for her role in creating a new department within the Bank.

Anthony Sturniolo (left) and Julie Morin

MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign earns $4,200 for Framingham History Center

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $4,200 to benefit the Framingham History Center. The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by the Framingham History Center and the Natick Historical Society for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

“MutualOne Bank’s support of the Framingham History Center over the years has been so important to our continued efforts to preserve and share our town’s rich history” said Executive Director Annie Murphy. “This grant will underwrite our interactive tours for over 700 Framingham 3rd graders in May. We are so thankful to be able to continue this important tradition of introducing young students to their local history and the wider community.”

Shown holding the ceremonial check for MutualOne Bank’s donation to the Framingham History Center are (l/r) Nancy Devine, Framingham History Center vice president and MutualOne Bank vice president; Laura Stagliola, Framingham History Center Museum assistant/ education coordinator; Yasmine Ouweijan, MutualOne Bank’s Concord Street, Framingham branch manager; and Annie Murphy executive director at Framingham History Center.