From left: Judy Farmer, Bank of Canton’s community relations liaison, and Stephen P. Costello, president and CEO, present the bank’s donation to Beth Ann Strollo, QCAP’s CEO, and Josephine Shea, president.
QUINCY, Mass. (October 21, 2015) – Bank of Canton reaffirmed its support for the nonprofit organization Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) with a $7,500 Platinum sponsorship of QCAP’s “Best Chef” gala, held October 8 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. The bank has been a steadfast sponsor of the annual event since its inception in 2012.
“We sincerely appreciate Bank of Canton’s contributions to our organization,” said Beth Ann Strollo, chief executive officer of QCAP. “The bank’s sponsorship of our annual Best Chef fundraiser helps us reach tens of thousands of families that need our services each year.”
QCAP is a leading private nonprofit organization in the Greater Quincy area. Its Best Chef event challenges the South Shore’s most talented chefs to create gourmet dishes containing secret ingredients that are commonly provided by QCAP’s Emergency Food Center.
“Our partnership with Bank of Canton runs deep,” said QCAP’s president, Josephine Shea. “It’s more than just financial support. [Community Relations Liaison] Judy Farmer has been invaluable as a member of our board of directors and as a facilitator in our pre-purchase housing workshops. She’s genuinely committed to our mission and to serving the people of Quincy.”
Since 2005, Bank of Canton has given more than $1.25 million to local charities and nonprofit organizations through donations and sponsorships. The bank’s contributions have helped fund financial literacy programs for children and seniors, educational workshops for first-time home buyers, and cultural and artistic enrichment programs.
“We are very proud of our relationship with QCAP,” said Stephen P. Costello, president and CEO of Bank of Canton. “We share the same goals – in particular, helping people make responsible home buying decisions. Through our participation in QCAP’s educational programming and the city’s ‘At Home in Quincy’ first-time homebuyer initiative, Bank of Canton has made serving the people of Quincy a priority.”
About Bank of Canton
Bank of Canton has branches in Brookline, Canton, Quincy, and Randolph, and Mortgage Centers in Auburn, Norwell and Marshfield, and lends throughout Massachusetts. Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. All deposits at Bank of Canton are insured in full with at least $250,000 insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and all deposits above that amount insured by the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). The Bank has no stockholders and profits are paid back to the consumer in the form of better interest rates, personal service and a vast array of financial products and services. For more information, visit www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.