The following is a press release
FRAMINGHAM – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and Chair of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest has been awarded a $5,000 Foundation Grant to support their Girls in STEAM E-Mentoring (G.E.M.) program in Framingham and Natick.
According to Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Jeffrey Chin, the program matches at-risk youth with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) women professionals from area corporations, higher education, and the community.
“The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, one-to-one relationships that change lives for better, forever,” said Haranas. “It is with great pleasure that we support their effort to create a new STEAM focused program that supports and empowers young women in our community.”
The $5,000 grant to the Big Brothers Big Sisters was among awards totaling $131,500 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 $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.