MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity Program Awards Downtown Framingham Inc. $5,000

FRAMINGHAM – Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, has announced a $5,000 donation to Downtown Framingham, Inc.

The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s 2018 Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by Downtown Framingham, Inc. and the Natick Center Cultural District for every new personal or business checking account opened during the year.

Downtown Framingham, Inc. is an independent group dedicated to serving the people and businesses of the City’s downtown environment by actively promoting business, community, and culture. 

Courtney Thraen, executive director at Downtown Framingham, Inc. said the funds will be used to support the business development manager, including small business technical assistance and local policy engagement.

“Through the business development manager, Downtown Framingham, Inc. provides free individual business consultations, facilitates the City of Framingham’s sign and façade subsidy program, and encourages participation in business-based events. The manager also interviews businesses routinely on policy matters affecting downtown, ensuring their voice is heard on issues,” Thraen said in a media release.

“Checking for Charity gives us the opportunity to welcome new checking account customers by donating to local charities on their behalf,” said Sousa. “We are pleased to partner with our customers in this way to help build a stronger community for all.”

Since its introduction in 2008, Checking for Charity has benefited A Place to Turn, Framingham History Center, Natick Historical Society, Framingham High School, Natick High School, Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Framingham Public Library, Morse Institute Library, Callahan Senior Center, Natick Community-Senior Center, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.

MutualOne Bank has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.

The Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Share Insurance Fund (SIF). All deposits are insured in full.

PHOTO Courtesy of MutualOne Bank
Downtown Framingham, Inc. employees and representatives from MutualOne Bank gathered to celebrate the Bank’s donation (l-r): Yasmine Ouweijan, AVP and manager of MutualOne Bank’s Concord Street office; Courtney Thraen, executive director at Downtown Framingham, Inc.; Robert Mitchell, business development manager at Downtown Framingham, Inc.; and Yves Munyankindi retail support & foundation administrator at MutualOne Bank.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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