Students from Gloucester’s Veterans Memorial Elementary School gather at the Sawyer Free Library to celebrate the Institution for Savings’ $1 million donation to the Sawyer Free 2025 campaign to renovate and expand Cape Ann’s oldest public library. (front row, l to r) Aurora Puryear, Hannah Loiacono, Emmia Tuinei, Guiseppe Favazza, Jayden Soini and Kaydon Babine; (back row, l to r) Library Assistant Leah Svennson, Library Administrator Lisa Jonas, Sawyer Free 2025 Campaign Manager Sarah Oaks, Library Board of Trustees President Mern Sibley, Sawyer Free 2025 Campaign Chair Barry Weiner, Institution for Savings President/CEO Michael Jones, Library Director Jenny Benedict and library patron Emily Mercurio with daughter, Lucie.

Cape Cod 5

Hyannis-based Cape Cod 5 announced a $50,000 charitable donation to the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative in recognition of Executive Chair Dorothy A. Savarese’s 17 years as CEO.

City Realty

Boston-based City Realty’s City Kids foundation awarded $5,500 in scholarships to 11 young women graduating from the Cape Verdean Association of Boston after-school program.

Institution For Savings

The Newburyport-based Institution For Savings has made a charitable donation of $1 million to Sawyer Free 2025.

Martha’s Vineyard Bank

Edgartown-based Martha’s Vineyard Bank announced the names of six scholarship recipients in the 2022 graduating classes at both Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Falmouth High School. The bank’s scholarships will give each student $3,000 a year for all four years of college.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank

Taunton-based Mechanics Cooperative Bank announce its support of PRIDE Inc. with a $2,500 gift to its pavilion capital campaign.

MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank announced a $10,000 grant, through its foundation, to Hoops and Homework.

Naveo Credit Union

Somerville-based Naveo Credit Union awarded four scholarships totaling $7,500 to local students during a small ceremony.

Community Good Works

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