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October 14, 2015

BankGloucester awards $20K to local organizations in eighth annual 'Banking for the Community'

Cape Ann Beacon

BankGloucester President and CEO Patrick Thorpe announced the winners of the bank’s eighth annual “Banking for the Community” program and presented them with checks during a celebratory reception.

The eighth annual “Banking for the Community” giveaway brought in more than 6,000 votes cast by the public. The program awarded 19 organizations a combined total of $20,000.

There were 18 organizations featured on the ballot, with write-ins welcomed. The organization receiving the most votes was Cape Ann Animal Aid, which received a check for $5,000. Open Door Food Pantry and Care Dimensions finished second and third respectively and received $3,000 each. Rose Baker Senior Center and Cape Ann YMCA each received a check for $1,000 for coming in fourth and fifth place respectively. This year, one write-in organization, Beeman PTO, received a $500 prize.

The following 13 other organizations also received $500 each: HAWC, Gloucester Education Foundation, the Educational Foundation for Rockport, Action Inc., NAMI, Art Haven, The Brain Candy Project, St. Vincent de Paul, Grace Center, Old Farm Rockport, Manchester Essex Education Fund, North Shore Health Project and The Gloucester Fund.

BankGloucester, a $210 million state-chartered mutual bank, was established in 1887. The bank is headquartered at 160 Main St., Gloucester, with a branch at 15 Martin St., Essex.


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