Fidelity Bank donates $400,000 in 2022 through its LifeDesign Community Dividend
(Leominster, Mass.) – The Fidelity Bank 2022 LifeDesign Community Dividend finished the year with over $400,000 donated to more than 275 worthy organizations, events, and causes throughout the communities the Bank serves in central and eastern Massachusetts.
The LifeDesign Community Dividend provides funding to support local non-profit organizations that directly impact and benefit the communities in the Fidelity Bank service areas. Eligible programs include those that support inclusion and diversity, culture and arts, senior citizens, and youth programming, among others.
“As our unique LifeDesign banking brand promise focuses on care, clarity and confidence, our Community Dividend provides the opportunity for us to care for our communities by improving the quality of life for all,” said Ed Manzi, Jr., CEO and Chairman, Fidelity Bank. “We can support the communities who support us, while also providing funding to ensure organizations continue providing important services needed to help our communities thrive.”
Some organizations receiving contributions in 2022 included The Shine Initiative, American Heart Association, Groton Hill Music, Johnny Appleseed Festival, NewVue Communities, North Star Family Services, She’s Local, Storytime Crafts, Worcester Tercentennial Celebration, and the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, as well as several causes promoted through Fidelity Bank’s Feature Fridays and Random Acts of Care programs.
The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc., a leader in providing information and resources to older adults and caregivers in the 61 cities and towns in central Massachusetts, received a 2022 LifeDesign Community Dividend to support its important mission.
“Our seniors are very important to us and with the support of Fidelity Bank, we have the opportunity to provide the support our seniors need,” said Moses S. Dixon, Ph.D., President and CEO, Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc. “With this support, we will expand the reach of our mission to ensure our seniors have the ability to care for their grandchildren through our Grandparents Raising Grandkids program.”
Fidelity Bank has given out approximately $3.1 million since the program was renamed in 2013.
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About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the strongest independent community banks in central and eastern Massachusetts. Celebrating its 20 year anniversary as the brand promise to the community, Fidelity Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach to banking provides the care and clarity needed to make informed decisions with confidence. The Bank offers a range of personal and business banking solutions to clients in 13 full-service banking centers in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton, and Winchendon. The Bank has consistently earned a “5 Star” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. Fidelity Bank was the only bank in Central and Western Massachusetts recognized as one of Forbes “America’s Best Banks in Each State 2022,” in addition to being voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Financial Services in Central Massachusetts and placing on the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list six times. As of June 30, 2022, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.3 billion. For more information, visit fidelitybankonline.com.