Monson Savings Bank President and now-CEO Dan Moriarty presented a $1,000 donation to Link to Libraries President and CEO Laurie Flynn. The Wilbraham-based organization distributes new books to school and home libraries of children in need. Photo courtesy of Monson Savings Bank

South Boston-based Iron Workers Local 7 held a school supply drive at its union hall, gathering and sorting more than $3,000 worth of supplies for individual families and the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston. Pictured: Local 7 members Jessica Mapplebeck and Cleavon Manor. Photo courtesy of Iron Workers Local 7

Littleton-based Workers Credit Union donated $5,000 to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, and six employees volunteered to complete work on a house in North Billerica, including assistant vice presidents Chayanis Hauswirth (bottom) and Lissette Valdes. Photo courtesy of Workers Credit Union

Staff at Weymouth-based South Shore Bank purchased items handcrafted by students at the Cardinal Cushing Centers MarketPlace in Hanover, which provides employment training opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Left to right: Nicholas Heap, a graduating senior at Cardinal Cushing Center, and Liv O’Connor, marketing specialist at South Shore Bank. Photo courtesy of South Shore Bank

Hanscom Federal Credit Union donated $500 to the spring cleanup of the Major General Harold J. Greene memorial in Natick. Greene once commanded the Natick Soldier Systems Center laboratories and was killed in Afghanistan in 2014. Photo courtesy of Hanscom FCU

Fitchburg-based Rollstone Bank & Trust gave $15,000 to the North Middlesex Regional School District in Townsend to fund a solar-powered scoreboard. Pictured: North Middlesex Regional softball players and coaches with Rollstone Bank & Trust President and CEO Martin Connors Jr., second from right, and Townsend branch manager Kathy Faur. Photo courtesy of Rollstone Bank & Trust

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank gave $10,792.78 to the city’s police department to buy more water-rescue equipment following a wave of drownings that hit Massachusetts during the summer. Photo courtesy of MutualOne Bank

Multifamily developer City Realty Group donated $12,500 to the Oak Square YMCA in Brighton to help fund summer camp and summer school programs. Pictured: Oak Square YMCA Senior Executive Director Thomas Myers (left), City Realty Group Director of Project Development Josh Fetterman and children participating in the Summer Learning Academy. Photo courtesy of City Realty

Chelsea-based design firm The Architectural Team endowed a need-based scholarship at Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology to build a pipeline into professional practice for underrepresented students pursuing degrees in Wentworth’s School of Architecture & Design. Pictured: TAT designer Nina Babbit (left) works with an unidentified Wentworth student. Photo courtesy of Wentworth Institute of Technology

Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings gave $20 million to Beverly’s Endicott College to build a new school of nursing. Left to right: Endicott College presidential ambassador Sydney Merlin, board of trustees chair Melissa Hempstead, Cummings Foundation co-founders Bill and Joyce Cummings, Endicott College president Steven DiSalvo and provost Beth Schwartz pose during the ground-breaking ceremony. Photo courtesy of Cummings

The Massachusetts Building Trades Council raised nearly $40,000 for the Helmets to Hardhats program, which connects military veterans with careers in the union building trades. Pictured: Mark Jaramillo, a program participant from Sheet Metal Workers Local 7, shakes hands with MBTC President Frank Callahan at a fundraising event. Photo courtesy of MBTC

Beverly-based North Shore Bank made a $30,000 contribution to Harborlight Community Partners, which provides affordable housing with supportive services for low- and moderate-income families, seniors, and individuals. Left to right: North Shore Bank CEO Kevin M. Tierney Sr. and HCP Executive Director Andrew DeFranza. Photo courtesy of North Shore Bank

2021: The Year in Giving

by Diane McLaughlin time to read: 3 min