Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Foundation has granted a $4,626 request from Programs For People in Framingham for the purchase of equipment and supplies to enhance the organization’s ability to provide the best possible services to adults who are recovering from serious mental illness.
The majority of the items are needed for the organization’s employment services, according to Iris Carroll, MPH, Programs For People director. Additional purchases will be made for “The Lunch Box,” the program’s onsite pre-vocational food service program for clients preparing to eventually work in the community.
“As a self-supporting organization, Programs For People relies on the community as a whole in order to continue its work,” said Haranas. “The MutualOne Charitable Foundation is pleased to help by providing for the purchase of items that will bring added value to the program.”
Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $3,000 to Danforth Art Museum\School in Framingham to support the Drop Into Art program offering free admission for children and their accompanying adults to exhibitions, gallery experiences, and hands-on art-making on the first Sunday of each month, from 2-4 pm, October – May.
“We are always pleased to support educational and cultural opportunities in our community,” said Lamprey. “Drop Into Art is a prime example of opening the door to new and enlightening experiences for many of our residents.”
With its recent Charitable Foundation award of $5,000, MutualOne Bank will be the sole sponsor of the 2016 World Music Series at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. Announcement of the award was made today by
Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and COO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee.
According to Amazing Things Executive Director Ellen Sturgis, the funding will increase the frequency of, and attendance at, shows featuring high quality music from around the globe. Plans for the six-session World Music Series will expand past cultural offerings with the addition of performances featuring Indian, Celtic, and Klezmer music, and more, all reflecting the diversity of the MetroWest area.
“We live in a truly diverse cultural area,” said Sousa. “The MutualOne Charitable Foundation is pleased to help Amazing Things reach out to a broader audience with its World Music Series in 2016.”
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s grant to Amazing Things Arts Center are from left Donna Gogliormella, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham office; Alice DiPace, Amazing Things IT Coordinator; Ellen Sturgis, Amazing Things Executive Director; Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; and Joe Fredette, Amazing Things Board Chair.
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $5,000 to help advance the “iPads on a Cart” program introduced last year at Marian High School in Framingham.
The Foundation’s gift will help purchase up to 10 additional classroom Apple iPads to be used by faculty and students for specifically designed lessons and projects as the program enters phase two this year.
“We’re happy to support Marian High School’s efforts to enhance its technology capabilities,” said Haranas. “There’s no question that it is a definite plus for today’s students.”
Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and COO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $1,000 to American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 79 in Natick for its new 9-11 Memorial. The funds will provide for the addition of seven lights in memory of the seven T.J. Maxx employees who died on 9-11 and a bell to honor the 343 firefighters lost in the tragedy.
“We were proud to support the Post’s 9-11 Memorial plans,” said Sousa. “September 11th is a date that will always resonate in our minds and in our hearts, no matter how much time passes.”
REMEMBERING 9-11. A recent $1,000 gift to AMVETS Post 79, Natick from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation helped add new tributes to the Post’s 9-11 Memorial. Shown with a ceremonial Foundation check are, from left: Paul Carew, Director of Veterans Services; Kenneth Gidney, Post Adjutant; William Verner, Executive Board, AMVETS Post 79; Rachel Stewart, Foundation Administrative Director; William Callahan, Retired Army Colonel; John Clancy, Provost Marshal; and Chaplain Carolyn Love Scalise, Founder-Director of Victory Promise: A Village of Hope for Veterans.
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $2,000 to support special needs programs provided by Camp Arrowhead, the Natick Recreation and Parks Department, and Parents Association of the Handicapped (PATH).
The Foundation grant will provide seven one-week camperships to special needs families requiring financial assistance with program tuition.
“Camping programs such as these are a rewarding experience for individuals with special needs, their families, the sponsoring organizations, and all of the professionals and trained volunteers who come together to make it happen,” said Haranas. “We are pleased to sponsor camperships for special needs individuals who might otherwise miss that opportunity.”
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent grant to Camp Arrowhead and Parents Association of the Handicapped (PATH) are (l-r) Marie Harrington, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Natick office; Andrew Lydon, Camp Arrowhead active games specialist; Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; Melissa Carter, director of Camp Arrowhead and Special Needs Coordinator for the Natick Recreation and Parks Department; and Allie Jennett, Camp Arrowhead waterfront director
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced that Mathew Cepero of East Bridgewater has joined the Bank as a business banking specialist.
Cepero will be responsible for service and support of commercial banking relationships throughout the organization. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran and worked most recently as a Corporate Sales Trainer and Licensed Banker at Citizens Bank.
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 to support programs provided by the Framingham Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. Announcement of the grant was made today by Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee.
The Framingham Clubhouse has over 900 registered members. An average of 260 youngsters between the ages of 6 and 18 participate each day in out-of-school programs at the Pearl Street location.
According to Sousa, the award will help support the Club’s “Youth Development Strategy,” which fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and positive and responsible behavior, as well as healthy attitudes and lifestyles.
“The success of the programs and activities offered by the Pearl Street Clubhouse is important to our whole community, now and in the future,” Sousa said. “We are proud to lend our support, and to help ensure continued success as the program grows.”
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest are (Rear l-r) Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; Francis X Hurley, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest president; and Donna Gogliormella, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham office together with program participants.
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced the promotion of Lynnette A. Maloney of Blackstone to assistant vice president, commercial lending.
Maloney supervises commercial lending support personnel, and is responsible for managing the Bank’s lending documentation. She joined MutualOne Bank in 2012 from Bank of America, where she served as a portfolio monitoring officer.
Maloney holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
A $2,500 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will help fund the Framingham Police Department’s National Night Out on August 4 from 4pm to 7pm.
National Night Out is a community-police awareness event held annually across the country since 1984. Locally, it brings Framingham families and seniors together with Framingham police and fire personnel for an evening of free barbecue served by the Framingham Housing Authority staff, music, tours of fire engines and squad cars, ice cream, and more.