In the News
June 19, 2017
BankGloucester names Banking for the Community winners
Nineteen Cape Ann nonprofit organizations have been awarded a ombined total of $20,000 by BankGloucester’s 10th annual “Banking for the Community” program.
At a celebratory reception held at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester on June 6, bank President and CEO Patrick Thorpe announced and presented the winners with checks.
Nearly 6,000 votes were cast by members of the community. Votes were cast through the bank’s website (www.BankGloucester.com) or via paper ballot at the bank’s Gloucester and Essex locations.
There were 18 organizations featured on the ballot, and write-ins were welcomed. The organization receiving the most votes was Cape Ann Animal Aid, which received a check for $5,000. The Open Door food pantry and Rose Baker Senior Center finished second and third, respectively, and each received $3,000. Care Dimensions and Gloucester Education Foundation each received a check for $1,000 for coming in fourth and fifth place. Coming in sixth through 19th, each receiving $500, were,in order of most votes: Grace Center, Wellspring, Cape Ann YMCA, Old Farm Rockport, Action Inc., St. Vincent DePaul, SeniorCare, North Shore Health Project, Essex Senior Center/Council on Aging, PAARI, as well as Day by Day Adult Care and Gloucester Writers Center (both were write-ins), followed by the Educational Foundation for Rockport, and seARTS.