Guilford Savings Bank Charitable Fund

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Community Ambassadors At Work

Guilford Savings Bank and its employees are well-known for their community involvement. As we like to say at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, “They get it.” They know that everything that happens in our community – the successes, the hardships, the good, and the difficult – affect each and every one us in our daily lives.

One of the core tenets of Guilford Savings Bank is to give back to the communities they serve. They have a long history of giving back – both GSB_Stacked_Color_EQfinancial and otherwise. Their employees’ gift of time, commitment and dedication to volunteering thousands of community service hours in support of local organizations and events are legendary – but oh so true.

For several years, Guilford Savings Bank has been partnering with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) to support our local nonprofits by sponsoring a half day workshop for area nonprofit organizations. These seminars allow the organizations to work with nationally recognized trainers on a wide variety of topics and to strengthen their professional skills of staff and board alike.

Guilford Savings Bank chose to take their community involvement one step further in 2015. Recognizing that the Community Foundation’s core mission is to work with donors, provide grants to address issues and support communities, and meet future needs, they chose to honor their community work by establishing a Field of Interest Fund to support Old Saybrook and the surrounding area.

“Ensuring that communities are set up to thrive in the future takes meaningful investments today,” said Timothy P. Geelan, President & CEO of Guilford Savings Bank. “The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a local role model for philanthropy in action, making them a natural partner for Guilford Savings Bank. By establishing a fund at CFMC, we’re able to help extend the foundation’s extraordinary contribution to our communities for years to come.”

The Guilford Savings Bank Charitable Fund will provide two annual educational assistance awards to Old Saybrook High School for graduating seniors and support programs and services for nonprofit organizations working with low-to-moderate income individuals in Middlesex County.

“We are honored Guilford Savings Bank chose to work with and through CFMC to support the Old Saybrook community. Guilford Savings Bank is a great partner,” stated Cynthia H. Clegg, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Middlesex County. “They care deeply about their customers, their employees, their whole community, and this Fund will be one more way for Guilford Savings Bank to ensure their community thrives.”

Guilford Savings Bank understands communities are important because they allow people to interact with each other, share experiences, develop valued relationships and work toward a common goal. Guilford Savings Bank is a valuable member of the Middlesex County community, and they are true ambassadors for our tenet, “Live Local Give Local.”