Fidelity Bank donates $400,000 in 2022 through LifeDesign Community Dividend

LEOMINSTER — The Fidelity Bank 2022 LifeDesign Community Dividend finished the year with more than $400,000 donated to more than 275 worthy organizations, events, and causes throughout the communities the bank serves in Central and Eastern Massachusetts.

The LifeDesign Community Dividend provides funding to support local nonprofit organizations that directly impact and benefit the communities in the Fidelity Bank service areas. Eligible programs include those that support inclusion and diversity, culture and arts, senior citizens, and youth programming, among others.

“As our unique LifeDesign banking brand promise focuses on care, clarity and confidence, our Community Dividend provides the opportunity for us to care for our communities by improving the quality of life for all,” said Ed Manzi Jr., CEO and chairman, Fidelity Bank. “We can support the communities who support us, while also providing funding to ensure organizations continue providing important services needed to help our communities thrive.”

Some organizations receiving contributions in 2022 included The Shine Initiative, American Heart Association, Groton Hill Music, Johnny Appleseed Festival, NewVue Communities, North Star Family Services, She’s Local, Storytime Crafts, Worcester Tercentennial Celebration, and the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, as well as several causes promoted through Fidelity Bank’s Feature Fridays and Random Acts of Care programs.

The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc., a leader in providing information and resources to older adults and caregivers in the 61 cities and towns in Central Massachusetts, received a 2022 LifeDesign Community Dividend to support its important mission.

“Our seniors are very important to us and with the support of Fidelity Bank, we have the opportunity to provide the support our seniors need,” said Moses S. Dixon, Ph.D., president and CEO, Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc. “With this support, we will expand the reach of our mission to ensure our seniors have the ability to care for their grandchildren through our Grandparents Raising Grandkids program.”

Fidelity Bank has given out approximately $3.1 million since the program was renamed in 2013.