FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Bank Foundation has awarded $5,000 to support the expansion of Read to a Child’s lunchtime reading program to reach kindergarteners at the Brophy Elementary School in Framingham, announced Robert P. Lamprey, chair of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation.
MutualOne Bank has supported Read to a Child annually since 2013.
“We are convinced that the children served by Read to a Child have a better chance of success in life,” said Lamprey. “Expanding the program to an earlier age is an important step in their development.”
The $5,000 grant to Read to a Child 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.
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.
MutualOne Bank’s $5,000 Charitable Foundation grant to Read to a Child is celebrated by (from left): Colm Hamill, manager at MutualOne Bank’s Natick office and Claire Goss, development coordinator at Read to a Child.