Left to right: Craig Welton, Chief Development Officer, Northeast Arc; Susan Ring Brown, Director of Foundation and Corporate Engagement, Northeast Arc, Kim Rock, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institution for Savings; Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO, Northeast Arc; Michael Jones, President and CEO, Institution for Savings; Heidi Ellard, Vice Chair, Northeast Arc Board of Directors

Institution for Savings has made a $50,000 grant to support Northeast Arc’s Campaign for Linking Lives. Michael Jones, the Bank’s President and CEO, Kim Rock, Executive Vice President and COO, and Mary Anne Clancy, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, announced the gift during a visit to the Center for Linking Lives at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers.

Institution for Savings, with 15 locations on the North Shore, is the largest mutual savings bank on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Through its charitable giving, Institution for Savings lives true to its vision to positively affects the lives of every person, business, and organization within the communities it serves.

“The $50,000 gift from Institution for Savings to support Northeast Arc brings us much closer to our $3 million fundraising goal,” said Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO of Northeast Arc. “The funds will support the Center for Linking Lives at the Liberty Tree Mall which serves as a vibrant gathering place, where individuals with disabilities can reach their full potential, and learn to lead fulfilling lives alongside their peers.”

“We are so impressed with the work that Northeast Arc does every day to improve the lives of those with disabilities by helping them become full participants in our communities,” said Michael Jones. “The Center for Linking Lives provides an inviting and supportive environment where individuals with disabilities can live inclusively alongside their peers. We are honored to support this initiative and hope that others will do the same to help them reach their financial goal.”

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