Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the MetroWest ESL Fund has been awarded the Foundation’s annual $20,000 Robert P. Lamprey Community Grant.
The Foundation’s donation will support new computer hardware and instructor hours needed to enhance instruction for students at Framingham Adult ESL Plus to develop the computer skills needed to be part of the MetroWest workforce and economy, according to the ESL Funds’ grant application.
“There is no question that this program is of great value to those in our community who want to strengthen their chances for a brighter future,” said Haranas. “We are pleased to help the MetroWest ESL Fund infuse technology into the curriculum, and enable students to leave the program better equipped to fuel economic growth in the area. And, we are pleased to honor Bob Lamprey for his devotion to helping others.”
The annual Robert Lamprey Community Grant was established in 2014 to honor Robert “Bob” Lamprey, the present chairman of the board of MutualOne Bank and chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, for his longstanding commitment, concern, and caring for those in need in our community.
The annual Lamprey Grant is restricted to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused primarily on the towns of Framingham and/or Natick, and must benefit a low-income or less-advantaged and/or under-served population.