Middlesex Savings Bank Donates $100,000 for MassBay’s Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services

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FRAMINGHAM – Middlesex Savings Bank recently presented MassBay Community College President David Podell with a check for $100,000 towards the construction of MassBay’s Center for the Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services.

The donation will provide additional funding for the construction project as well as the Middlesex Savings Bank Student Services Center, which will be a hub for academic, social, career, and financial advising on the new Framingham campus.

“Supporting organizations and projects that help improve the lives of those in our community has long been part of the mission of Middlesex Savings Bank,” said Mike McAuliffe, President and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “The programs at the new Center will provide students with a wide variety of career opportunities that will not only enrich their own lives but also help meet the health, education and human services needs of the community.”

“We are extremely grateful for the steadfast support and the generous donation from Middlesex Saving Bank,” said MassBay President David Podell. “Middlesex Savings Bank was the first corporate institution to contribute to our campus building project, and they have enthusiastically embraced our vision of providing career training to traditionally underserved populations, including communities of color. With their donation, Middlesex Savings Bank has made a firm commitment in support of the training and preparation of the future health care services, human services, and early childhood education professionals of MetroWest. Their dedication to the community and to our students will have a lasting impact for generations to come.”

Construction on the 68,500 square-foot, $58 million project is currently underway at the MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services and is expected to conclude in 2023.

Located at 490 Franklin Street in Framingham, the Center will house MassBay’s signature health care associate degree programs including nursing, surgical technology, and radiological technology, and its one-year and one-semester certificate programs in central processing technology, computed tomography, certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician, medical coding, medical office administrative assistant, paramedicine, phlebotomy, and practical nursing.

In addition, the Center will feature degree programs in early childhood and elementary education, and certificates in substance abuse, human services, direct support, and infant-toddler teacher.

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MassBay Community College President Dr. David Podell (left) accepts a $100,000 donation from Middlesex Savings Bank President and CEO Michael McAuliffe (right), Wellesley Hills, MA, August 2022 (Photo/MassBay Community College).

MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.

Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., is one of the largest mutual banks in Massachusetts with $6 billion in assets. The bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for more than 185 years. The FDIC insured bank has more than 30 offices located in 28 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough and Westford.

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