NATICK – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a Charitable Foundation trustee, has announced a $5,000 grant to support Natick Historical Society’s “On This Land” program.
According to Niki Lefebvre, Natick Historical Society director, “On this land: Algonquian and English People in Early Natick” will highlight diversity and create meaningful engagement with the past to help young people feel, no matter their background, they belong in our local communities.
“We are pleased to support the Natick Historical Society’s mission to conserve, interpret, and share historic elements of our past,” said Haranas. “This new program will be presented to all third-grade students in Natick public schools at no cost to the town.”
The $5,000 grant to Natick Historical Society was among awards totaling $109,020 in the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $4.4 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, 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.