NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Bank has made several donations recently to support charitable events and nonprofits.
In a release, the bank said it donated $900 to NCM Hub for its broadcasts of Newburyport High School varsity sports games on PortMedia and WJOP 96.3 FM radio.
“Communities get tighter and healthier when they’re connected, and we’re fortunate to have the Greater Newburyport Community Media organization,” said Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., president and CEO of the bank.
“Local programming is more important than ever as it truly focuses on the needs, issues and interests of local residents,” he said. “And in the upcoming months, nothing will be of more interest than the high school’s varsity sports games. We’re proud to be in the stands for them.”
The bank also recently donated $500 in support of the Nichols Village Retirement 101 Workshop. The event was recently held at Nichols Village Community in Groveland.
Nichols Village is an active adult facility and an advocate for the challenges and opportunities of retirement.
The Retirement 101 Workshop was scheduled to provide information for those dealing with aging and all that comes with it. The workshop featured presentations and advice from experts in the field of aging – financial, legal, health and real estate. Their theme is “Knowledge is Power,” and its mission is to help retirees be better prepared for their life changes.
“Aging creates an entirely different challenge than other stages in life, and it’s understandable that it’s confusing to many,” Hamm said in a release. “The workshop brings together a team of experts that are necessary as one’s life changes through retirement. And that’s a giant first step on the new road retirees face.”
In other news, Newburyport Bank donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire’s 10th annual Stiletto Sprint, scheduled in Portsmouth on June 15.
The event is organized by the Young Philanthropists for Mentoring, or YP4M, a Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative that promotes a commitment to philanthropy among the next generation of professionals in the Greater Seacoast.
The bank also demonstrated its support of veterans through a $1,000 donation to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2016’s annual Christmas dinner. Each year, Post 2016 of Amesbury plans a special Christmas dinner to honor veterans.
Newburyport Bank also made a $500 donation in support of the Amesbury Educational Foundation’s Autumn Evening of Giving. That event celebrated the winners of two grants that fund innovative programs in the Amesbury School System, one being a grant for $10,000, and the other, for $5,000. The event supports the mission of the Amesbury Educational Foundation – financial and material support to the Amesbury Public Schools so that all children have the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their hopes and dreams.