Banking for the Community Program 2021

GLOUCESTER, MA, August 31, 2021 – BankGloucester is pleased to announce that voting in their 14th Annual “Banking for the Community” program will begin on September 1st and end on September 30th. Over the past thirteen years, through this program, the Bank has awarded $225,000 to dozens of deserving non-profit and community organizations. This year the Bank will award a total of $25,000 to 21 organizations. Community votes will determine how the funds are allocated. Last year over 9,000 community members participated in the voting process.

The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000. The organization receiving the second most votes will receive $4,000. The organization with the third most votes will receive $3,000. Organizations with fourth and fifth most votes will receive $2,000 each and sixth and seventh will receive $1,000. Fourteen other participating organizations will receive $500 each.

Voting will take place through BankGloucester’s website and ballots will also be available for completion at the Bank’s Gloucester, Essex and Ipswich branches for those without access to a computer. You may vote for up to three organizations on each ballot. One entry per person/email address or one ballot per person. Winners of this program will be announced at a reception at the Bass Rocks Golf Club, where checks will also be presented.

“BankGloucester is fortunate to be part of a great community and we feel it is important to be active in it and give back to it. Our Banking for the Community program is one of the many ways we do this and we are happy to be celebrating the 14th year of this event” stated BankGloucester President and CEO, Patrick Thorpe.

The following organizations are included on this year’s ballot: Action Inc., Backyard Growers, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Veterans, Care Dimensions, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Generous Gardens, Gloucester Education Foundation, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Ipswich Animal Shelter, Ipswich Caring, NAMI, Three Sisters Garden Project, Open Door (the), Rose Baker Senior Center, Essex Senior Center / Council on Aging, Seaside Sustainability, Senior Care and Wellspring. There is also a space where voters may write-in an organization of their own choice. Information about the organizations is available on the Bank’s website and in the Bank’s lobbies located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester, 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich.

BankGloucester, with assets of $330 million, is a state-chartered mutual bank has been serving Gloucester and its neighboring communities since 1887.

BankGloucester is headquartered at 160 Main Street in Gloucester and has a branch at 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich. They are a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF); at BankGloucester, all deposits are insured in full.

For additional information please contact: Kathryn Wall, Marketing Specialist, BankGloucester – 978-675-9903

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