A recent grant from our MVSB Fund has allowed the Wolfeboro Cooperative Nursery School to be able to provide tuition assistance to families in need and expand upon their educational field trip offerings.
“We are so grateful for this generous contribution,” said Krista Marschner, President of the Wolfeboro Cooperative Nursery School. “These funds will allow us to assist families by providing funds towards our student tuition assistance program. Many of our families have been overwhelmed by the prolonged economic crisis and are truly struggling. In addition, the funds will let us offer offsite learning programs. We believe early introduction to the natural environment and science is essential for a child to develop a connection to his world and a desire to learn more.”
For over 55 years, the Wolfeboro Nursery School has been serving children and young families in the greater Wolfeboro Area. Since then, the nursery school has educated nearly 2,000 children while stressing quality early childhood education, parent involvement and community participation. This year’s enrollment includes families from Tuftonboro, Brookfield, Wolfeboro, New Durham and Alton.
The award to the Wolfeboro Nursery School is one of 32 grants totaling $78,762 awarded by the MVSB Fund during the most recent grant cycle. The Fund makes grants every year to non-profits that make a significant impact upon the lives of people in the local community. These grants are in addition to the bank’s regular contributions and the extraordinary volunteer efforts by our employees.
Since its inception in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett, then president and CEO of the Bank, 184 grants totaling more than $718,000 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Applications for the next set of grants are due by October 15, 2012.
Photo Caption: Robyn Masteller (left) Regional Vice President and Branch and Business Development Manager at MVSB’s Laconia office, presents a check to the Wolfeboro Cooperative Nursery School’s 4-year old class and Krista Marschner (right), President of the Wolfeboro Cooperative Nursery School.