MutualOne Bank distributes $2,300 to local charities

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $2,300 to four local charities. The donations were made at the conclusion of the Bank’s renovation celebration at its downtown Natick office.

For each checking account opened during the celebration, MutualOne Bank pledged to give $100 to one of four charities: Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Natick Visiting Nurse Association, Kids Connect, and Natick Community Organic Farm. Those opening accounts selected among the four charities.

“This was an extension of our ongoing Checking for Charity program, which is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, the American Cancer Society, the Callahan Center in Framingham, the Natick Community-Senior Center, Framingham Public Library, and Natick’s Morse Institute Library.

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Natick Organic Farm
(Left-Right) Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank; Jane Harvey, Organic Farm Director of Development; Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president, retail banking; and Organic Farm Flower Grower and Business Manager Deena Kanopkin.

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Natick Visiting Nurse Association
(Left-Right) Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank; Judith Boyko, Natick VNA CEO; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president, retail banking.

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Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
(Left-Right) Donna Gogliormella, MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham Branch Manager; Flutie Foundation Executive Director Lisa Borges: and Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank.

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Kids Connect
Members of the Kids Connect team with Deb Sayre, Kids Connect Director (front right) and Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank. (back right)

 

Morse Institute Library receives $3,800 from MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $3,800 to benefit Natick’s Morse Institute Library. 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 Morse Institute Library and the Framingham Public Library for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

“Thanks to the generosity of MutualOne Bank, more children in Natick will have access to high-quality educational technology in the public library,” stated Morse Institute Library Director Linda Stetson. “Giving children experience with age-appropriate technology opens a world of learning, and we are proud to use our Checking for Charity gift to help build our collection of Launchpad pre-loaded educational tablets.”

Stetson went on to praise MutualOne Bank for its involvement in the community. “We are grateful to have the support of MutualOne Bank. We always appreciate working with community partners who, like us, are committed to creating strong organizations in Natick. The Bank’s ongoing support of the community is evident from the grant to the library, and the many other gifts from MutualOne Bank to organizations in Natick.”

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, the American Cancer Society, the Callahan Center in Framingham, and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

“Checking for Charity is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”

Morse Institute Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank.
There were big smiles all around at the celebration of the Bank’s $3,800 donation to the Morse Institute Library. Pictured are: (l-r) Jane Finlay, library assistant director; Anna Litten, library community relations; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking.

Morse Institute Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank.
There were big smiles all around at the celebration of the Bank’s $3,800 donation to the Morse Institute Library. Pictured are: (l-r) Jane Finlay, library assistant director; Anna Litten, library community relations; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking.

MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign earns $3,800 for Framingham Public Library

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $3,800 to benefit the Framingham Public Library. 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 Public Library and the Morse Institute Library in Natick for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

“The Framingham Public Library once again is the beneficiary of the tremendous community spirit of MutualOne Bank,” stated Framingham Public Library Director Mark Contois. “This gift is especially important at this time as we continue to cope with being displaced from our Main Library building due to an electrical explosion and the many challenges required to bring the building back online. We anticipate returning to the Main Library in early Summer, and will be utilizing the funds from MutualOne to assist with the many activities and programs planned to ‘re-unite’ the citizens of Framingham with their public library. Thanks to the generosity of MutualOne Bank, we will be able to successfully focus our efforts on this important task before us.”

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, the American Cancer Society, the Callahan Center in Framingham, and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

“Checking for Charity is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”

Framingham Public Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank. Framingham Public Library staff and representatives from MutualOne Bank gathered to celebrate the Bank’s donation to the library.

Framingham Public Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank. Framingham Public Library staff and representatives from MutualOne Bank gathered to celebrate the Bank’s donation to the library.

Open a checking account, help the library.

CheckingCharityNewEach year, through our Checking for Charity promotion, MutualOne donates $10 to a designated local charity with the opening of each new personal or business checking account.

In 2015 our Checking for Charity initiative will benefit the Framingham Main Library and Morse Institute Library in Natick.

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society. Click here to find out more about past donations.

Natick seniors receive $3,500 donation from MutualOne Bank

The Natick Community-Senior Center has received a $3,500 grant from MutualOne Bank as the result of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity campaign, according to Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

An equal amount was donated to benefit the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham, fulfilling the Bank’s pledge to donate $10 to be shared equally by the Centers for every new personal or business checking account opened during the Checking for Charity initiative.

“We are absolutely ecstatic about the donation from MutualOne Bank,” said Susan Ramsey, director of Natick’s Council on Aging, who manages the senior program.

“MutualOne Bank is, and always has been, a great benefactor,” Ramsey added. “Their generosity will help us respond to the unmet needs many of our seniors have because of this harsh winter season, such as emergency fuel and food resources.

“The balance of the grant will allow us to sponsor programs at the Center that will be offered — many at no charge — to meet additional individual and broader needs,” she added.

MutualOne’s Steven Sousa expressed pleasure that the Checking for Charity donations to the local senior centers was well timed, enabling those organizations to provide critical emergency support to assist those in need.

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.

Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $3,500 award to The Natick Community–Senior Center are: (l-r) Jerry Pierce, president, Friends of the Natick Senior Center; Susan Ramsey, director, Council on Aging; Marie Harrington, Natick branch manager, and Doug MacLennan, senior personal banker, MutualOne Bank.

Celebrating MutualOne Bank’s recent $3,500 award to The Natick Community–Senior Center are: (l-r) Jerry Pierce, president, Friends of the Natick Senior Center; Susan Ramsey, director, Council on Aging; Marie Harrington, Natick branch manager, and Doug MacLennan, senior personal banker, MutualOne Bank.

MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign earns $3,500 for Callahan Center

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $3,500 to benefit the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham. 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 senior centers in Framingham and Natick for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

The Callahan Senior Center will use its Checking for Charity gift to purchase new lobby furniture, according to Grace O’Donnell, director of elder services. Expected to arrive in mid-April, the new “comfort height” love seat and four individual chairs will provide easier and more-adaptable seating options for seniors.

“We are all very grateful for MutualOne’s donation to the Friends of the Callahan Senior Center for making this possible,” said O’Donnell. “In my experience, MutualOne Bank lives up to the meaning of the word ‘mutual’: ‘to give and receive in equal measure.’

O’Donnell went on to praise MutualOne Bank for its generosity to the communities in which they do business, and for the Bank’s closeness with its customers. “Mark Goldman, the president of the Friends of Callahan Senior Center, remarked recently that no matter how long it has been between his visits to the branch, he is greeted by name by the staff the next time he visits, and asked how he has been since they last saw him.

“We all feel very positively about MutualOne Bank,” she added.

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.

“Checking for Charity is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”

Friends Of Callahan

Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $3,500 award to The Callahan Senior Center are: (l-r) Mark Goldman, president, Friends of Callahan; James Duane, director, Town of Framingham Parks & Recreation; Donna Gogliormella, Lincoln Street branch manager, MutualOne Bank; Clint Knight, chairman, Council on Aging; Yasmine Ouweijan, Concord Street branch manager, MutualOne Bank; Grace O’Donnell, MS, director of Elder Services.

Checking for Charity at MutualOne Bank supports senior centers in Framingham and Natick

CheckingCharityNewSteven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank’s Checking for Charity initiative will benefit both the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

For every new personal or business checking account opened in 2014, the Bank will donate $10 to be shared equally by the two Centers, said Sousa.

The Checking for Charity campaign gained national attention as an “Impact” category winner in the American Bankers Association’s financial marketing awards competition when it was established in 2008.

Previous Checking for Charity beneficiaries include Framingham High School, Natick High School, the American Cancer Society, Ovations for a Cure, Buddy Dog Humane Society, and the Natick Veterans Relief Fund.

MutualOne Bank’s gift of $4,000 will buy new projector for Framingham High auditorium

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that Framingham High School has been awarded $4,000 as a result of the Bank’s most-recent Checking for Charity initiative.

The Bank announced last spring that it would donate $10 to be shared equally by Natick High School and Framingham High School for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion. Each school received a check for $4,000 in separate presentations earlier this month.

At Framingham High School, the $4,000 Checking for Charity gift will be used to purchase a new high definition projector for the auditorium, according to Principal Michael J. Welch.

“The auditorium/theater is used constantly by many different groups for the school and the entire community,” Welch said. ”Our original projector gave out over a year ago, and the current replacement was borrowed from another part of the building. The purchase of a new HD projector will be a welcome addition to this beautiful space.

“On behalf of the Framingham High School community, we would like to express our sincere gratitude,” he added.

Previous MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity beneficiaries include Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.

The Checking for Charity promotion now underway at MutualOne Bank will benefit both Framingham’s Callahan Senior Center and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

FRAMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL Principal Michael Welch helps hold a check representing the recent $4,000 gift to the school from MutualOne Bank as part of its Checking for Charity promotion. With him in the school’s auditorium, for which the gift will help purchase a new projector, are (from left) Rachel Stewart, MutualOne Bank Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer; Alyse Lepkowski, Framingham High School Department Head, School Counseling; and Yasmine Ouweijan, MutualOne Bank Assistant Vice President and Concord Street, Framingham office Branch Manager.

FRAMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL Principal Michael Welch helps hold a check representing the recent $4,000 gift to the school from MutualOne Bank as part of its Checking for Charity promotion. With him in the school’s auditorium, for which the gift will help purchase a new projector, are (from left) Rachel Stewart, MutualOne Bank Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer; Alyse Lepkowski, Framingham High School Department Head, School Counseling; and Yasmine Ouweijan, MutualOne Bank Assistant Vice President and Concord Street, Framingham office Branch Manager.

MutualOne Bank’s gift of $4,000 will buy iPads for Natick High music students

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that Natick High School has been awarded $4,000 as a result of the Bank’s most-recent Checking for Charity initiative.

The Bank announced last spring that it would donate $10 to be shared equally by Natick High School and Framingham High School for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion. Each school received a check for $4,000 in separate presentations earlier this month.

At Natick High School, the $4,000 Checking for Charity gift will be used to purchase iPads for classroom use by music students, according to Principal Rose Bertucci.

“This was a great way for us to thank our new checking account customers in both Natick and Framingham, and for them to support their local high school at the same time,” said Sousa.

Previous MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity beneficiaries include Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.

The Checking for Charity promotion now underway at MutualOne Bank will benefit both Framingham’s Callahan Senior Center and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

NATICK HIGH SCHOOL students (center, l to r) Jacob Rosen, Connor Shea, Veronica Ordway and Halle George display a check representing the recent $4,000 gift to the school from MutualOne Bank as part of its Checking for Charity promotion. With them are (from left) Tyler Turner, music teacher; Steve Miller, Director of Fine Performing and Media Arts; Marie Harrington, MutualOne Bank Natick Branch Manager; Rose Bertucci, M.ED., Natick High Principal; and Rachel Stewart, MutualOne Bank Assistant Vice President and Business Development Officer. MutualOne’s gift will be used to purchase iPads for classroom use by the school’s music students.

NATICK HIGH SCHOOL students (center, l to r) Jacob Rosen, Connor Shea, Veronica Ordway and Halle George display a check representing the recent $4,000 gift to the school from MutualOne Bank as part of its Checking for Charity promotion. With them are (from left) Tyler Turner, music teacher; Steve Miller, Director of Fine Performing and Media Arts; Marie Harrington, MutualOne Bank Natick Branch Manager; Rose Bertucci, M.ED., Natick High Principal; and Rachel Stewart, MutualOne Bank Assistant Vice President and Business Development Officer. MutualOne’s gift will be used to purchase iPads for classroom use by the school’s music students.

Checking for Charity at MutualOne Bank supports Framingham High School, Natick High School

CheckingCharityNewSteven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank’s Checking for Charity initiative will benefit both Framingham High School and Natick High School.

For every new personal or business checking account opened during 2013, the Bank will donate $10 to be shared equally by the two schools, said Sousa.

The Checking for Charity campaign gained national attention as an “Impact” category winner in the American Bankers Association’s financial marketing awards competition when it was established in 2008. Previous Checking for Charity beneficiaries include the American Cancer Society, Ovations for a Cure, Buddy Dog Humane Society, and the Natick Veterans Relief Fund.