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MountainOne Nominates Berkshire Immigrant Center for MBA Charitable Foundation Grant

Pictured: Melissa Canavan, Executive Director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center and Robert Fraser, President & CEO of MountainOne and Chair of the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation, with the grant check.

MountainOne’s executive leadership team recently attended the Massachusetts Bankers’ Association Regional Meeting, held at the Pittsfield Country Club. At the December meeting, the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation awarded several large grants to local non-profits who were nominated by member banks.

MountainOne nominated the Berkshire Immigrant Center to receive one of these 2023 Community Grants, and presented the non-profit organization with the check for $5,000 at the luncheon.

Robert Fraser, President & CEO, of MountainOne, and Chair of the MBA Charitable Foundation, commented, “MountainOne chose Berkshire Immigrant Center as its nominee because of the important work they do in our community assisting immigrant families to obtain citizenship, while also providing the legal services, local resources and educational opportunities to help them thrive.”

Pictured (L to R): Kathleen Murphy, President & CEO of Massachusetts Bankers Association; Jill Amato, SVP, Marketing and Community Banking Officer, MountainOne; Steven Owen, Executive VP, CFO, COO & CIO, MountainOne; Melissa Canavan, Executive Director, Berkshire Immigrant Center; Linda Levesque, SVP, Risk Management & CRA Officer, MountainOne; Robert Fraser, President & CEO of MountainOne and Chair of the MBA Charitable Foundation; Jennifer Meehan, VP, Community Engagement Officer, MountainOne; also pictured are a few of our community banking neighbors.

About Mass Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation

Since its founding in 1996, the MBA Charitable Foundation has provided gifts totaling approximately $3.23 million to 737 recipients, which is symbolic of the more than $106 million in individual donations banks make on an annual basis to charitable non-profits and social agencies in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

About Berkshire Immigrant Center

Founded in 1997, the mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to advocate for the rights of all immigrants through affordable legal services, local resources, and education.

About MountainOne Bank

MountainOne is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank provides a complete array of personal and business banking and electronic services. MountainOne Bank is a Member FDIC, Member DIF, Equal Housing Lender. Products and services are offered at offices in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, North Adams, Williamstown) and on Boston’s South Shore (Quincy, Rockland, Scituate).

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