FRAMINGHAM – Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, has announced a $5,000 Foundation grant to OUT MetroWest in support of that organization’s Framingham drop-in program for LGBTQ+ youth.
“We appreciate the opportunity to assist OUT MetroWest as it strengthens its outreach efforts,” said Sousa. “The organization’s goal of ensuring that our communities are welcoming to LGBTQ+ individuals and families is important to us.”
OUT MetroWest Executive Director Sawyer Bethel, LICSW stated that MutualOne Bank’s dedication to supporting disadvantaged residents of Framingham and Natick over the past year and a half has been invaluable.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Framingham, OUT MetroWest serves middle and high school youth in grades six to 12 through scheduled meetings, programmed events, and drop-in activities. Adult facilitators are versed in areas including counseling, education, cultural diversity, and adolescent mental health.
The $5,000 grant supporting OUT MetroWest was among awards totaling $59,500 in the 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 $4.5 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
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Celebrating MutualOne Bank’s $5,000 Charitable Foundation grant to OUT MetroWest are (from left): Sawyer Bethel, OUT MetroWest executive director; Jannette Rivera, MutualOne Bank personal banker II; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank senior vice president.