Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry was one of several local nonprofit organizations that received a financial award from The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. The foundation, established in 1997 through an initial endowment of $550,000 from The Savings Bank, presented a total of $30,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations during the 19th distribution of funds. Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has made donations in excess of $512,000 to organizations in local communities.
The award was presented by The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation to Doreen McGowan of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.
According to the foundation, 19 organizations in 10 communities presented applications totaling more than $80,000. Awards were granted based on a number of factors, including intended use of the funds by the organization and the organization’s status as a publicly supported charity. Organizations that received an award were located in the areas served by The Savings Bank.
The Savings Bank has eight offices located in the communities of Wakefield, Lynnfield, Andover, Methuen and North Reading.
Further information about The Savings Bank, or The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, can be obtained by contacting the Foundation at 357 Main Street, P.O. Box 30, Wakefield, MA 01880.
In the photo:
Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry representative Doreen McGowan, (third from left) accepts a financial award from The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Directors (from left to right) Bob DiBella, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, The Savings Bank; Raichelle Kallery, Senior Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer, The Savings Bank; Denise Carbone, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, The Savings Bank; and TSB Charitable Foundation Directors Glenn Dolbeare, Susan O’Neill, and Joanne Reilly.