Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, has announced a $5,000 donation to the Natick Center Cultural District. The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s 2018 Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by the Natick Center Cultural District and Downtown Framingham, Inc. for every new personal or business checking account opened during the year.
The Natick Center Cultural District promotes an active and dynamic arts and cultural presence and a vibrant, contemporary fusion of art, culture and business.
According to Natick Center Cultural District Executive Director Athena Pandolf, the funds will support the ongoing Creative Placemaking initiatives that began last year and resulted in the “For the Love of Natick” weekend that added six temporary art projects to the downtown.
“We are looking to expand on that this year, and implement some permanent artwork in Natick Center that will assist people in finding their way around town,” Pandolf stated.
“Checking for Charity gives us the opportunity to welcome new checking account customers by donating to local charities on their behalf,” said Sousa. “We are pleased to partner with our customers in this way to help build a stronger community for all.”
Since its introduction in 2008, Checking for Charity has benefited A Place to Turn, Framingham History Center, Natick Historical Society, Framingham High School, Natick High School, Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Framingham Public Library, Morse Institute Library, Callahan Senior Center, Natick Community-Senior Center, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.