We are committed to participating in various activities and events to give back to the communities in which we serve.
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!