Donation to Fund Purchase of Laptops

Pictured from left: Dennis Leahy, executive vice president, treasurer and CFO of BCSB, and treasurer of BCSCF; Dr. Jean MacCormack, chair of the Southcoast Advisory Board, BCSCF; Robert Beatty, executive director of Atlantis Charter School; George Jacome, development director of the Atlantis Educational Foundation; and Patrick Murray, president and CEO of BCSB, and president of BCSCF

The Arts, Culture and Design Academy will be getting some shiny new apples  – Apple laptops that is.

Atlantis received a $5,000 donation from Bristol County Savings Bank through its charitable foundation (BCSCF).  The money will go toward the purchase of new laptops for graphic arts and music production.

Robert Beatty, Executive Director of Atlantis, and George Jacome, the Development Director of the Atlantis Educational Foundation, traveled to Westport last month for a check presentation at White’s of Westport.

“Atlantis is thrilled and thankful to receive this gift,” Beatty said. “Bristol County Savings Bank supports a diverse group of people and institutions in our community, particularly in the areas of education and literacy. Thanks to this donation, Atlantis will be able to provide our students with the same tools professionals are using in the workplace, further setting them up for success after graduation.”

The Atlantis Educational Foundation is one of 43 non-profit organizations in the Taunton-Attleboro, Southcoast and Rhode Island areas to receive grants totaling $344,300.

“We look at these charitable organizations as 43 beacons of light in our community and it is our hope that these grants will help make those lights shine as brightly as possible,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB. “As a community bank, a core principle of ours is to support the neighborhoods where our customers live and work. So, we look forward to seeing firsthand the positive impact these organizations make throughout the local area.”

Bristol County Savings Bank formed its charitable foundation in 1996 and since then has awarded close to $20 million to hundreds of different non-profits.  Last year, the Atlantis Educational Foundation received a $7,500 grant to fund the purchase of new technology for the school’s Arts, Culture & Design Academy.

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