The following is a press release from MutualOne Bank
FRAMINGHAM – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and Chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation announced a $5,000 grant to the MetroWest ESL Fund. The donation will support Framingham Adult ESL’s remote English language instruction.
According to Judy Salerno, director of Adult ESL, the Fund will purchase Chromebooks which will be lent to students who lack technical resources.
“We are pleased to support MetroWest ESL’s efforts as they shift to online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Haranas.
The $5,000 grant to the MetroWest ESL Fund was among awards totaling $92,000 in the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s most recent round of funding. It is the second grant to the MetroWest ESL Fund this year.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $4.9 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. The Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).