Wolfeboro Nursery School was selected was one of twenty-one local non-profit agencies to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (MVSB Fund) this year. The MVSB Fund is managed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Nursery School will use the $3,726 donation to provide tuition assistance to local families, for teacher certifications and CPR trainings, and for educational field trips for students.
“We are so grateful for this generous contribution from the MVSB Fund,” said Stephanie Kassels, President of the voluntary Board of Directors for Wolfeboro Nursery School. “While we strive to keep our operational costs as low as possible in order to keep tuition affordable for local families, there are some families that can use extra assistance. This grant will help us continue to provide the quality early childhood education that all children deserve to families of all economic circumstances.”
For over 60 years, the Wolfeboro Nursery School has been serving children and young families in the greater Wolfeboro Area. Since it was founded in 1953, the nursery school has educated nearly 2,000 children while stressing quality early childhood education, parental involvement and community participation. This year’s enrollment includes families from Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, New Durham and Moultonborough.
The award to the Wolfeboro Nursery School is one of twenty-one grants totaling $85,075 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.
MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the Bank. Since then, 269 grants totaling $1,071,067 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Greater Lakes Region and Plymouth areas. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. The deadline for consideration for the next grant cycle is October 15, 2015. Applications are available on the Bank’s website and at all MVSB offices.
Photo Caption: Robyn Masteller Regional Vice President and Business Development Officer (seated on left side of bench) and Nancy Stock Branch Services Manager at MVSB’s Wolfeboro Office (seated on the right side of bench) are pictured with Wolfeboro Nursery School teachers, Paula Bechard (back row, second from left) and Crystal Lauer (back row, right), Board Member Krista Marschner (back row, left) and the 4 year old “Bumblebee” class.