Sudbury Education Resource Fund (SERF) Receives $50,000 from Middlesex Savings Bank to support educational grants to SPS and LSRHS
Sudbury, Mass., January 25, 2018 – Sudbury Education Resource Fund (SERF) today announced it received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow SERF to continue its mission of funding grants initiated by Sudbury Public Schools (SPS) and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (LSRHS) teachers, administrators and specialists who seek to make enhancements to students’ learning experiences.
“Middlesex has been a longtime supporter of SERF but we are extremely excited about this very large and generous gift,” said Kim Kelly, SERF co-president. “It will afford our teachers the opportunity to find creative and innovative ways to enhance their curriculum and make a tremendous impact on our Sudbury classrooms, kindergarten through 12th grade. Thank you, Middlesex!”
SERF is dedicated to enriching, enhancing, and supporting public education in Sudbury by providing educational grants to our schools. At a time when public funds are scarce and resources are increasingly limited, SERF’s grants for innovation in the classrooms provide an important outlet for teachers, parents and students to learn, experiment, and improve. Prior grants have funded a wide variety of initiatives across SPS and at LSRHS, recently including flexible seating options for a 4th grade classroom at Loring Elementary, a makerspace in the library at Haynes Elementary, an expanded engineering technology classroom for Curtis Middle School, and an artist-in-residence program with the LSRHS Math Department culminating in a large scale mobile installation in the school.
“Middlesex Savings Bank has great respect for the education foundations in our community,” said Michael McAuliffe, President and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “They work hard to support projects and programs that foster learning and creativity. We hope these donations will make their jobs easier this year and are excited to see their existing academic programs flourish or new ones come to life.”
Established in 1991, the Sudbury Education Resource Fund, Inc. (SERF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching, enhancing and supporting public education in Sudbury by providing educational grants to our schools. SERF grants promote innovation and enrichment in classrooms in grades K-12. SERF funds leading-edge projects in all areas of the curriculum, including math, science and engineering, literacy and English language arts, social studies and history, global languages, performing and visual arts, emerging technologies, social development and wellness, professional development for teachers, and more. Learn more at www.serfsudbury.org
About Middlesex Savings Bank
Founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., Middlesex Savings Bank has been right there with its community for nearly 200 years. The Bank takes a customer-first focus when it comes to offering products, technology, and an unparalleled level of customer service. Middlesex Savings Bank provides funds to local nonprofits and organizations through corporate giving and community sponsorship, as well as through its philanthropic arm – the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 30 branch offices located in 25 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford. For more information, please visit www.middlesexbank.com, www.facebook.com/connectwithmsb and www.twitter.com/middlesexbank.
Published in the Sudbury Town Crier, February 1 2018