, Gloucester, MA


August 27, 2012

Business briefcase

Bank to donate $15K to Cape Ann groups

Supporting organizations that are important to the residents of Cape Ann is one way that BankGloucester gives back to the community.

Over the past four years BankGloucester has given $60,000 to nonprofit and community organizations through its “Banking for the Community” Program.

This year, the bank’s 125th anniversary, it will again award a combined $15,000 to 15 organizations. The money will be distributed based on the number of votes received. The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000; the group receiving the second most votes will receive $3,000; the organization with the third most votes will receive $1,000; and the remaining 12 will each receive $500.

Winners are chosen by the votes cast by community members.

Anyone can now stop by BankGloucester at 160 Main St., Gloucester, for a ballot or may complete a ballot online at One entry per person or email address only. Voting closes Sept. 28.

Winners will be announced at a reception at the bank on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m.

Voters may select up to three organizations.

Organizations on this year’s ballot are Action Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann YMCA, Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Gloucester Education Foundation, Healing Abuse/Working for Change (HAWC), Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, Open Door Food Pantry, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Rose Baker Senior Center, Senior Care Inc., The Gloucester Fund, and Wellspring Inc .

There is also a space where voters may write-in an organization of their own choice.

“Serving the Cape Ann community since 1887, BankGloucester prides itself on giving back to the community and this program is one way we do that,” said BankGloucester President and CEO

Patrick Thorpe in a statement. “We are happy to support local nonprofit organizations and community causes.”

Information about the organizations is available on the bank’s website and in the lobby.

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