Gregory Kennedy of Goffstown, NH has joined MutualOne Bank as vice president, retail banking. He brings with him over 16 years of industry experience, most recently with Northway Bank of Berlin, NH where he was vice president/regional market manager.
Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from LeMoyne College and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix Online. He is a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Manchester, NH and teaches financial literacy at many non-profit organizations.
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $3,000 to Natick’s Morse Institute Library to increase the number of educational technology tools available to local youth, according to Foundation Chairman Robert P. Lamprey.
The Library hopes to grow its collection of technology-based materials for children, including educational tablets and audiobooks, in order to expand its offerings to a larger youth audience, particularly those youngsters with limited access to such resources.
“MutualOne is pleased to help the library enhance its technology offerings so that all children, regardless of their means, can have access to this vital learning experience,” said Lamprey.
$3,000 Grant Benefits Morse Institute Library
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $3,000 grant to the Morse Institute Library are: (l-r) Jane Finlay, assistant director; Anna Litten, community relations coordinator; and Dale Smith, children’s department supervisor from the Morse Institute Library; Marie Harrington, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Natick office; and Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank’s learning and development coordinator.
Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, has announced a $5,000 Foundation award to the Natick Service Council’s Healthy Eating, Chronic Disease Management and Food Rescue program.
According to Greg Tutuny, executive director, NSC’s initiative is designed to improve the health status of elders through individual chronic disease management plans that include increased access to nutritious food and literacy programs.
“MutualOne is pleased to support the Natick Service Council’s efforts to improve the overall health of the elder residents they serve through this program,” said Sousa.
$5,000 Grant Benefits Natick Service Council.
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 Grant to the Natick Service Council are: (l-r) Marie Harrington, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Natick office; Greg Tutuny, Natick Service Council executive director; Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank’s learning and development coordinator; and Lauren Mann, Director of Development & Outreach at the Natick Service Council.
The Board of Directors of MutualOne Bank has elected three employees to new officer positions, according to an announcement today by Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO.
Kimberly Sambuchi of Framingham was elected first vice president and Carmela Canal of Hopkinton was elected vice president. Kimberly Cohen of Natick was elected assistant vice president and assistant controller.
Kimberly Sambuchi, who previously served as vice president of operations, is now responsible for all information management. She joined the Bank in 2002 and has held positions with increasing responsibility in the retail and client service areas.
Sambuchi is a graduate of Framingham High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University and a master’s degree in business administration from Framingham State University. She is also a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies.
Carmela Canal, who previously served as branch administrator, will oversee operations and data processing. She has been with MutualOne Bank since 1988 and has served in a variety of retail management roles during her career.
Canal, a Framingham South High School graduate, earned a degree in business management at Newbury College. She also graduated from the New England School for Financial Studies.
Kimberly Cohen, who joined the Bank in 2014, will coordinate internal Bank controls and provide support for other departments within the Bank.
A graduate of Natick High School, Cohen has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Assumption College and a master’s degree in business from Framingham State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant with previous experience at Middlesex Savings Bank and Gerald T. Reilly & Co.
Resiliency for Life (RFL), a successful drop-out prevention program at Framingham High School, has received a $10,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. 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.
According to Jug Chokshi, Executive Director, RFL strategies include intense academic monitoring, advocacy with teachers and administrators, strict program rules and clear expectations, development of personal responsibility, and prep classes for the MCAS and SAT tests. In the last three years, every single RFL student has graduated, and graduated on time. Last year, RFL launched a middle school program at the Cameron, with the goal of serving all three Framingham middle schools within 3 years.
“This program has an excellent track record of keeping students who are at academic risk from dropping out of school and failing to graduate,” said Sousa. “MutualOne is pleased to support the goals and values of Resiliency for Life, realizing the significant positive impact this program can have on the future of our community.”
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.