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Easthampton, Massachusetts – Matthew S. Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB, announced that the bank has donated a total of $25,000 to help fund three capital campaigns designed to improve public facilities in the town of Hadley.

Among the contributions was a $10,000 donation to the Hadley Library Fund, which will provide funding for the town’s new 11,805-square-foot library to be located at the site of the former Hooker School. The new one-story library will include a multi-purpose room for community meetings, a children’s room, and modern amenities including computers, Wi-Fi, and USB charging stations. The bank’s funding will help offset some of the unexpected expenses involved with the new construction.

The bank also provided $10,000 to help build the Hopkins Athletic Complex, a new recreational facility that includes five multi-use sporting fields. The new complex will feature state-of-the-art equipment, ADA compliant facilities, a community walking track, and expanded bleacher seating.  

Finally, as part of bankESB’s commitment to senior care, the bank donated $5,000 to fund the new senior center. Slated to open in April 2020, the new 10,000-plus-square-foot center will provide activities, support groups, and meals in a safe and convenient environment.  

“bankESB believes that as a community bank, it’s our responsibility to meet the changing needs of the cities and towns we serve,” said Sosik. “Our contributions to the library, fields, and senior center will help accommodate Hadley’s growing needs and make this great community an even better place to live.”

In the Photo

Left to Right: Linda Sanderson, Treasurer, Town of Hadley; Erik Sudnick, Director of Athletics, Hopkins Academy; Hayley Wood, Director, Friends of the Hadley Council on Aging; Christian Stanley, Select Board Chair, Town of Hadley; Dr. Anne McKenzie, Superintendent, Hadley Public Schools; Jane Nevinsmith, President, Friends of the Hadley Council on Aging; Paul Mokrzecki, Senior Vice President of Government Banking, bankESB; Amy Fyden, Assistance Vice President and Branch Officer, bankESB; Patrick Borezo, Director, Hadley Goodwin Memorial Library; and David Nixon, Town Administrator, Town of Hadley.

About bankESB

Founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank, bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and operates 11 branches throughout western Massachusetts. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Charitable Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties. In 2018, the bank and foundation donated more than $300,000 to 150 organizations. In the last five years, the program has donated more than $1.1 million. For more information, visit bankESB.com.


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