Community Involvement

Since 1820, the Institution for Savings has played an integral role in supporting the communities we serve. Our vision as an organization is simple, yet daunting: to positively affect every person, business, and organization within the communities we serve.

As a mutual savings bank, our true commitment to our communities extends far beyond profits. From our Trustees and Officers to our Employees, we are all committed to constantly do what we can to improve the lives of those around us.

Charitable Giving

In recent years, the Institution for Savings, through its Charitable Foundation, has donated and pledged millions of dollars to hundreds of local non-profit organizations on the North Shore. Please click here for more information.

 

Coins for a C.A.U.S.E

Coins for Cause

UPDATE:  All Bank lobbies are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 so our Coins program is temporarily suspended.  We look forward to starting it up again as soon as our offices open for business. At that time we will post an updated schedule.

In addition to the Charitable Foundation giving, the Institution for Savings last year distributed more than $30,000 to local area elementary schools through its Coins for a CAUSE (Coins Add Up to Support Education) initiative. Under this program, the public pays a 5% fee to use the coin machines in any Institution for Savings office. The Bank then donates 100% of fees collected during the month to an area elementary parent-teacher organization.

Region 1: Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Rowley

January

Pine Grove Elementary School

February

Amesbury Elementary School

March

Cashman Elementary School

April

Dr. John Page Elementary School

May

Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School

June

Immaculate Conception School

July

Newbury Elementary School

August

River Valley Charter School

September

Salisbury Elementary School

October

Pine Grove Elementary School

November

Amesbury Elementary School

December

Cashman Elementary School

 

Region 2: Boxford, Ipswich, Middleton, Topsfield

January

Harry Lee Cole Elementary School

February

Paul F. Doyon Memorial Elementary School

March

Proctor Elementary School

April

Spofford Pond Elementary School

May

Steward Elementary School

June

Winthrop Elementary School

July

Fuller Meadow Elementary School

August

Howe Manning Elementary School

September

Harry Lee Cole Elementary School

October

Paul F. Doyon Memorial Elementary School

November

Proctor Elementary School

December

Spofford Pond Elementary School


Region 3: Gloucester, Hamilton, Rockport, South Hamilton, Wenham

January

Beeman Memorial Elementary School

February

East Gloucester Elementary School

March

Plum Cove Elementary School

April

Rockport Elementary School

May

Veterans Memorial Elementary School

June

West Parish Elementary School

July

Cutler Elementary School

August

The Bessie Buker Elementary School

September

Winthrop Elementary School

October

Beeman Memorial Elementary School

November

East Gloucester Elementary School

December

Plum Cove Elementary School

 

Region 4: Beverly, Salem

January

Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School

February

Bates Elementary School

March

Carlton Innovation School

April

Centerville Elementary School

May

Cove Elementary School

June

Hannah Elementary School

July

North Beverly Elementary School

August

Saltonstall School

September

Witchcraft Heights

October

Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School

November

Bates Elementary School

December

Carlton Innovation School

Sponsorship and Volunteerism

The Bank is a regular sponser of more than 100 events annually within our communities, including the Institution for Savings Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Walk Against Violence, the High Street Mile, the Rockport Illuminations, the Gloucester Schooner Festival, Middle Family Festival and so many other community events that make our communities such great places to live and work.

Additionally, we give of our personal time. Our management staff and employees participate in dozens of community organizations and events annually. Whether it's serving on not-for-profit boards and commissions like Anna Jaques Hospital or the North Shore YWCA, raising funds for needy causes such as the Jeanne Crisis Center, coaching youth sports, volunteering in our schools, or more, our Trustees, Officers and Employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time and talents in ways that truly strengthen and enhance our communities.

 

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