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Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) Receives $50,000 from Middlesex Savings Bank

Gift will be used for funding grants to the Wellesley Public Schools

Wellesley, Mass., January 29, 2018 – The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) today announced it received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. This gift will allow WEF to support key initiatives in the Wellesley Public Schools.

WEF executive committee with Middlesex Savings Bank officers

at the "Big Check" ceremony

“We are grateful for this very generous gift from Middlesex Savings Bank and for the recognition of the value WEF provides to the community,” said Susan Ryan, co-President of WEF. “The donation comes at an opportune time, as we are at the beginning of WEF’s 2018 grant review process. We look forward to a thoughtful assessment of the opportunities that this gift presents, and to announcing the actual allocation of this very generous gift at the conclusion of the process later this year. This gift will allow WEF to continue to pilot and fund key programs in the Wellesley Public Schools.”

The mission of the Wellesley Education Foundation is to advance innovation and excellence in the public schools. Through events such as the annual WEF Spelling Bee and the STEM Expo, and charitable giving programs like Red Apple teacher recognitions, year after year, WEF harnesses the generosity of the greater Wellesley community to drive student curiosity and teacher creativity, fostering a genuine love of learning for all.

For over 30 years, WEF has underwritten grants to educators that further innovation and excellence in our schools. With the loyal support of our donors and volunteers, nearly $2M has been allotted to sponsor programs and initiatives that inspire the love of learning in the Wellesley Public Schools in the past 10 years.

“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.”

About The Wellesley Education Foundation

Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing innovation and excellence in the Wellesley Public Schools. Through the funding of programs and grants for over thirty years, WEF has championed THE LOVE OF LEARNING in our district from the first day of pre-school, through high school graduation, and beyond. Wellesley Education Foundation works to unite the entire community in enthusiastic support of our schools.

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, and

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