We are committed to participating in various activities and events to give back to the communities in which we serve.
Fourth Presbyterian Church Annual Fourth Fest Sponsorship
We presented Reverend Burns Stanfield from the Fourth Presbyterian Church in South Boston, with a sponsorship donation. This donation will go towards the church’s Annual Fourth Fest which will be held on May 1st. We would also like to wish Reverend Stanfield’s a happy 25th Anniversary from all of us here at EBSB!
Photo L-R: EBSB Executive Vice President, Edward Merritt and Reverend Burns Stanfield of the Fourth Presbyterian Church
Sponsoring Boston Green Gala
We are proud sponsors of the Boston Green Academy’s 5th Annual Boston Green Gala, which will be held on Thursday, May 5th at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. The Boston Green academy is an in-district Horace Mann charter school ,within the Brighton neighborhood, serving grades 6, 7, and 9-12 in the Boston Public Schools.
Supporting Recovery Thoughts
We presented a donation to a non-profit group called Recovery Thoughts . They are a non-profit organization and their mission is to advocate for those affected with the disease of addiction. Recovery Thoughts provide educational services for middle school and high school aged children. They serve the Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop and East Boston areas.
Supporting Immigrant Student College/Career Resource Expo
Our Codman Square branch hosted a table at first Boston Public Schools "We Dream Together" in Roxbury. This expo is for immigrant students and families. Information to assist them in college and career resources.
Showing our Support to the West Roxbury Shamrock Shootout
The community of West Roxbury held their 9th Annual Shamrock Shootout event on Saturday, April 9th. East Boston Savings Bank is proud to be a lead sponsor for this successful event, for another year in a row. The Shamrock Shootout is an annual street hockey tournament that takes place along Temple Street in West Roxbury. The event was started in 2008 by Dave Tracey, Michael O’Brien and Mark Sanders for neighborhood kids who had school off for Evacuation Day. What began with 100 participants has grown into a 650+ player tournament that stretches nearly 1/3 mile along Temple Street and includes music, food and other activities. Congratulations to all who participated!
Photo: Executive Vice President; Edward Merritt, VP, Branch Manager Katrina Pignone and Assistant Branch Manager Cecelia Salmon-Barnett from the EBSB West Roxbury Branch, presents sponsorship to Shamrock Shootout event manager Michael O’ Brien and local Shamrock shootout participant.
Supporting Wake Up The Earth Celebrations
East Boston Savings Bank presents the Jamaica Plain neighborhood organization, Spontaneous Celebrations, with a sponsorship towards their annual Wake Up The Earth event on Saturday, May 7th . The main mission of Spontaneous Celebrations is to create and sustain a community that unites and empowers people for positive change through the arts; to produce seasonal celebrations in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods; and to maintain a Community Cultural center for all.
Photo L-R: VP, Branch Manager Melvin Tutiven, Spontaneous Celebrations Program Director Maaak Pelletier, Executive Vice President Edward Merritt
Human Resources Supporting Military Job Fair
EBSB recruiter and workforce outreach coordinator attended the Recruit Military Job Fair at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. They met dozens of veteran job seekers looking for a career in banking and networked with several military service organizations. A BIG thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and expressed interest in our job openings.
Photo (L-R): Gorden Souza, Recruitment Officer and Brian Reis, Workforce Outreach Coordinator
Supporting the Bridge Liberia Organization
East Boston Savings Bank presented the Bridge Liberia Organization with a sponsorship basket, towards their 2nd Annual Fundraiser “ Stand With Us In Success” Dinner on April 16th. Bridge Liberia, is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers local youths from the country of Liberia. They provide them with access to health care, scholarships and school supplies.
Photo L-R: Codman Sq. Branch Senior Sales Representative, Kale Akpabie and AVP, Branch Manager Silvia Guerrero
Gallo Awarded Revere Chamber Member of the Year
We are proud to announce that Karen Gallo received Board Member of the Year from the Revere Chamber of Commerce. Karen is Vice President Branch Manager at our Revere Broadway branch and sits on the Executive Board of Directors with the Chamber as Treasurer. The Chamber held it's 3rd Annual Community Awards Reception at Spinelli's in Lynnfield where they also announced East Boston Savings Bank as Business of the Year!
Supporting Lena Park Community Development Corporation
East Boston Savings Bank presented the Lena Park Community Development Corporation with a sponsorship check towards their Annual 2016 Dinner and Awards Gala being held on April 14th. Lena’s main mission is to provide integrated programs, services and access to resources that will help local youth and families in the Lena Park area.
Photo: (back row l-r) Reginald Carter, Recreational Program Manager; Kimberly Simmons, Executive Director; Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of East Boston Savings Bank
(front row l-r) Amy Malkemes, Development Consultant; Kenya Francis, After-school Team Leader; Cheryl Wiggins, After-school Director
Check Presentation for Sabrina Feudo Scholarship Fund
On March 16th, We hosted a check presentation ceremony at our Winthrop branch, on behalf of the Sabrina Feudo Scholarship Fund. Sabrina Feudo is a young child in Winthrop who passed away suddenly last year. In honor of her memory, a scholarship fund was established at East Boston Savings Bank. Among the local scholarship recipients were, Ryan Heraty; the Principal of the Arthur T. Cummings School in Winthrop where a bench was placed in Sabrina's memory.
EBSB Charitable Foundation Sponsors St. Patrick's Day Concert
Irish Spice sang and performed traditional and original tunes for the St. Patrick's Day Concert in Belmont. Jim Jackson, AVP, branch manager at our Belmont branch poses with musicians Shannon Heaton, flute; Ellery Klein, fiddle and Matt Heaton, guitar. Sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.
Human Resources at North Shore LGBTQ Networking Event
Our Human Resources department was a participating vendor at North Shore Pride’s LGBTQ professional networking event at the Danversport Yacht Club. Attorney General Maura Healey spoke about the current state of LGBTQ rights in the Commonwealth. The event was free and open to the public. Big thanks to all the people and local businesses we met and thanks to the North Shore Pride committee for planning such a great event!
Kim Altschul Sworn in as Treasurer for East Boston Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to our Vice President Regional Manager, Kim Altschul for being sworn in as Treasurer to the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. State Representative Adrian Madaro sworn in and awarded Kim her citation.
EBSB Presents Check to the South Boston Boys & Girls Club
East Boston Savings Bank presents the South Boston Boys and Girls Club with a sponsorship check towards their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on March 11th and their Edgerley Family South Boston Club St. Patrick’s Day 5K on March 20th.
Photo L-R: Harry Duvall, Executive Director of South Boston Boys and Girls Club and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB
EBSB Presents Check to the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council
East Boston Savings Bank presents the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council with a sponsorship check towards South Boston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade which will be held on Sunday, March 20th.
Photo L-R: Tim Duross, Parade Organizer; Bill Desmond, The Commander and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB
EBSB Presents Check to the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
East Boston Savings Bank presents the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts with a sponsorship check towards their 340th Birthday Celebration this year. The celebration will include a gala party, talks, exhibitions and much more. The Eliot School was originally founded in 1676 as a grammar school. In the late 19th century, the school’s focus turned towards the manual arts. The school has since then continued to inspire lifelong learnings of craftsmanship and creativity for all students who attend.
Photo L-R: Abigail Norman, Executive Director of the Eliot School and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB
EBSB Presents Check to the League of United Latin American Citizens
On April 22nd LULAC will hold their Annual Scholarship Gala in which we supported by presenting this organization with a sponsorship check. LULAC's mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the U.S. With eighty-seven years of progressive changes, LULAC continues to empower members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most.
Photo L-R: Melvin Tutiven, VP Branch Officer at EBSB; Regla Gonzalez, LULAC Chair, Scholarship Committee; Toula Politis, LULAC Council Member and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB
EBSB Presents Check to the Annual Charles Yancey Book Fair
The Charles Yancey Book Fair event will be held on March 6th at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center in Roxbury. This year, Former Boston City Councilor Charles C. Yancey along with his wife Marzetta Yancey, will be celebrating "30 years of Promoted Literacy" and encouragement for the love of reading amongst local youths within the community. Since the programs commencement in 1987, over 6000,000 books have been distributed to over 25,000 families. As proud supporters of this event, we encourage many to attend in support of this progressive and beneficial initiative.
Photo L-R: Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of East Boston Savings Bank; Lynnette Frazier, Book Fair Event Coordinator and Charles C. Yancey, Former Boston City Councilor
EBSB Supporting Dorian Murray
When 8-year-old Dorian Murray learned last month that his terminal cancer was no longer treatable, he decided he wanted to become famous all over the world. Here at EBSB, we wanted to help Dorian obtain his goal and support him.
Dorian has rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric cancer that was diagnosed when he was 4. In December, after a checkup indicated cancer cells were in his spinal fluid, Dorian and his family made the decision to stop treatment just after the new year. In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.
EBSB Supporting Allston Brighton Soccer Association
On January 8th, East Boston Savings Bank donated $500.00 to the Allston Brighton Soccer Association. The Allston Brighton Soccer Association is a comprehensive and socio-economically diverse soccer organization whose main purpose is to nurture the physical, mental, emotional development and growth of Allston and Brighton neighborhood residents, particularly its youth, by means of soccer. They are committed to strengthening the community through the development of its youth, teens and adults by teaching them how to be positive and healthy members of the Allston-Brighton Community.
Photo L-R: State Representative Kevin Honan, City Councilor Mark Ciommon, Tatiana Bougdaeva - VP, Branch Manager for EBSB, Osmin Alberto Montero - Chairman of ABSA, Nelson Torre - Senior Sales Representative for EBSB, Joana Angel - Assistant Branch Manager for EBSB, Chonguen Chung- Teller for EBSB.
EBSB Sponsored the 11th Annual East Boston High School Winter Classic Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament
East Boston Savings Bank sponsored the 11th Annual East Boston Savings Bank Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament, which took place on December 26th and 27th at the Porrazo Rink in East Boston. The tournament featured local schools such as East Boston, Revere, Salem and Ashland High Schools. The tournament was a huge success, and in keeping with the tradition, EBSB VP, Branch Manager Felicia Puopolo, and AVP, Branch Manager Adnai Mendez participated in ceremonial puck dropping at the tournament, on behalf of the bank. The event was a huge success and all proceeds benefited the Boston Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. We look forward to participating again next year!
Photo L-R: EBSB AVP, Branch Manager Adnai Mendez and VP, Branch Manager Felicia Puopolo
EBSB Presents Gift Cards to St. Brendan Parish
On Wednesday, December 16th, East Boston Savings Bank donated $400 in Target gift cards to the St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester, MA. The gift cards will be used towards their fundraising efforts to assist local families in need throughout the holiday season. The staff from the St. Brendan Parish were very grateful to receive the donation presented by the EBSB Gallivan Blvd. branch employees.
Photo L-R: Gallivan Blvd. Branch Sales and Service Representative, Steve Robitaille; Finance and Operations Manager at the St. Brendan Parish, Nancy Lafoe and Gallivan Blvd. Branch Senior Teller, Terry Meneely.
EBSB Presents Gift Cards to East Boston Boys & Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County has100 in-need Club members. These family members have been selected to take part in this holiday program. Each family provides what their children have on their holiday wish lists. That information is put into a shopping list for Adopt-A-Family sponsors. The gifts are dropped off at the Seaside Clubhouse where they are wrapped with love by volunteers in Santa’s Workshop and given to families in time for the holidays.
Photo L-R: Father John Nazzaro and Arlene Brink from the East Boston Salesian Boys and Girls Clubs
EBSB Presents Check to Julie's Family Learning Program
East Boston Savings Bank presented a sponsorship check to the Julie’s Family Learning Program towards their continued efforts to educate and support families in developing strong and healthy family functioning environments in their homes. Julie’s was founded in 1974 and since then has grown to become a tremendous staple within the South Boston community. The organization offers programs that provide services to enable poor, at –risk mothers and their children to transform their lives and become successful and economically self-sufficient members of their communities. EBSB is proud to give back to the community and provide support to a such a positive and prosperous organization.
Photo L-R: Bob Monahan, Executive Director of Julie’s Family Learning Program and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of East Boston Savings Bank
EBSB Donates to McCarthy School Community Drive
On Monday, December 14th, East Boston Savings Bank proudly donated a collection of clothing, toys, coloring books and a $100 in gift cards towards the community donation drive held by the McCarthy Elementary School in Peabody, MA. The staff at the school were very grateful for the donation presented by VP, Branch Officer Anna Kulakowski and VP, Regional Retail Manager Maureen Gillis, on behalf of the bank.
Photo: McCarthy Elementary School- Principal, Ray Smoyer; Guidance Counselor, Karen Grenier; Second Grade School Teacher Amy Emery, EBSB- VP, Branch Officer Anna Kulakowski ; VP, Regional Retail Manager Maureen Gillis
EBSB Celebrates 20 Years in the Revere Neighborhood
On Thursday, December 10th we celebrated 20 years within the Revere Neighborhood. The anniversary celebration was held at our Revere Broadway Branch on 575 Broadway. Many local customers and businesses were in attendance to honor the Bank's growth and success throughout the years. Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, along with Revere City Councilors Arthur Guinasso and Anthony Zambuto attended to the event and presented EBSB Chairman, CEO and President Richard J. Gavegnano along with Vice President, Branch Manager Karen Gallo, with awarded citations in appreciation for the years of dedicated service, support and generosity that EBSB has given to the community. "All acknowledgment and thanks is given to the employees of the Bank who work hard day in and day out to provide outstanding service and support to the communities that we serve in. As a bank, we are very grateful for the successes that we've had over the years due to the diligent efforts of our employees. We have grown to establish strong roots in Revere through our continued commitment and dedication in providing quality products and service to our customers," said Gavegnano. A special thank you to the Revere community for celebrating this anniversary with us!
Photo L-R: EVP & Chief Operations Officer- John Carroll, VP Regional Retail Manager- Kim Altschul, VP Branch Manager- Karen Gallo, Assistant Branch Manager- Kim Corliss, Squire Rd. Assistant Branch Manager- Susan Lacroix, Senior Teller- Lizette Castellanos, Teller- Erin Sullivan, Senior Teller- Maria Ventura, Sales & Service Representative- Angelina Barletta, Sales & Service Representative- Lisa Bray, Senior Teller- Lisa Ferrera, Sales & Service Representative- Christine Gillis, Teller Supervisor- Eden Smith, Chairman, CEO & President- Richard J. Gavegnano.
EBSB Celebrates 40 Years in the Orient Heights Neighborhood
On Friday, November 20th we celebrated 40 years within the Orient Heights Neighborhood. The anniversary celebration was held at our Orient Heights Branch in East Boston. Local businesses and customers of the Bank were invited to join in on the festivities between 11am and 2pm. Guests also had the chance to meet and speak with EBSB's Chairman, CEO and President, Richard J. Gavegnano. "We are more than happy to be celebrating our 40th anniversary with the Orient Heights neighborhood. As a bank, we have established strong roots in this neighborhood through our continued commitment and dedication in providing quality products and service to our customers. In result, we can celebrate this anniversary with customers who have remained committed to East Boston Savings Bank, and for that we are very grateful," said Gavegnano. Vice President Regional Manager, Kim Altschul, Vice President Branch Manager, Felicia Puopolo and staff greeted guests with giveaways and treated them to an array of food some in which were donated by local businesses in the area. State Representative, Adrian Madaro, along with Officers from the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, attended the celebration and presented the Bank with citations for our continued success and commitment within Orient Heights. A special thank you to the Orient Heights community for celebrating this anniversary with us!