As part of an ongoing effort to address the educational and developmental needs of children in the communities where People’s United Bank operates, the People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded $3,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (BBBS) provides one-to-one mentoring relationships to school-aged children. The grant from People’s United Community Foundation will aid in expanding and enhancing the organization’s existing mentoring partnerships with local colleges, universities and corporations, providing college and career-focused mentors.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire is honored to have been chosen, once again, as a recipient of a People's United Community Foundation grant,” said Gregg Burdett, CEO of BBBS. “This generous support allows us to continue serving over 1,000 children throughout the state by providing caring and supportive mentors that change their lives for the better, forever.”
“Just one caring adult can make a significant difference in the life of a child,” said Dianne Mercier, Officer, People’s United Community Foundation and President, People’s United Bank, New Hampshire. “We are honored to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire as they continue to improve the lives of at-risk youth.”
Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include community development, youth development, and affordable housing.