Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that Bethany Hill Place has been awarded the Foundation’s annual $20,000 Robert P. Lamprey Community Grant.
Bethany Hill Place is a living and learning community that combines affordable housing with a range of programs and activities to help families reach their full potential. They work with homeless families to transform their lives, helping them to transcend barriers to self-sufficiency and stability. The Foundation grant will underwrite activities that build financial stability, increase parent knowledge, and support youth through programs that build social, academic and work skills.
“Affordable housing is just the first step in addressing homelessness,” said Haranas. “Our donation will support a program that gives residents a foundation for successful, permanent lives of self-sufficiency. And we are pleased to do it in the name of Bob Lamprey.”
The annual Robert Lamprey Community Grant was established in 2014 to honor Robert “Bob” Lamprey, former chairman of the board of MutualOne Bank and current 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.