By PBN Staff
BayCoast Bank recently announced that it will donate $50,000 to Fall Riverâ€™s Henry Lord Middle School in memory of a local mentor and community volunteer.
The grant will honor Susan M. Medeiros, who died in December 2011.
Medeiros, a former vice president and treasurer at BayCoast, volunteered as a mentor for SMILES, a program run by People Inc. She was also a supporter of the Hudner Oncology Center at Saint Anneâ€™s Hospital, a participant of the Pan-Mass Challenge and the creator of BayCoastâ€™s Dress Down for Charity program.
â€śSue was always looking for new ways to give back to the community,â€ť said Nicholas Christ, president and CEO of BayCoast Bank. â€śShe had a passion for helping others and a special fondness for programs that help local students succeed.â€ť
In addition to the bankâ€™s contribution, People Inc. will donate an additional $50,000 and Bristol Community College will donate $32,000.
The funds will assist the school as it transitions into a pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade model and allow for the creation of a school community center to be staffed by People Inc.