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Boston Business Journal names Baystate Financial among the
most charitable companies in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA (July 20, 2020) — The Boston Business Journal has Baystate Financial an honoree in its annual 2020 Corporate Citizenship Awards, a recognition of the region's top corporate charitable contributors.

The Business Journal annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities — a feat that is even more important during times of turmoil and crisis like we have experienced in 2020.

"During a year filled with unprecedented events and change, it’s incredible to think that the Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Charitable Contributors list is the largest we have ever compiled. These companies give back at least $100,000 to the local community, and now we are in a time when giving back and helping one another is more important than ever," said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones. "These philanthropic companies prioritize the welfare of our communities, and we are excited to be able to honor them.”

This year 107 companies — a record number — have qualified for the distinction by reporting at least $100,000 in cash contributions to Massachusetts-based charities and social-service nonprofits last year. The honorees this year include companies from health care, technology, financial and professional services, retail, professional sports and more. This year's list grew by two honorees compared with last year.

“Through the generosity of our associates and corporate partners, we are able to help thousands of children by donating to so many special charities. It's amazing to watch our team of Baystate associates work together and care so deeply for children in need. We are so thankful to be able to give back to the community, especially during these unprecedented times,” said David C. Porter, Managing Partner of Baystate Financial.

Top corporate contributors such as Baystate Financial, which in many instances include corporations and their charitable foundations, will be honored at the BBJ's 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on Sept. 10, a celebration of honorees that will be virtual to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

For more information on the event and how to register to attend, click here.

The Boston Business Journal is the region's premier business media organization, one of 44 markets owned by American City Business Journals. For marketing and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Business Journal today.

 


 

BAYSTATE FINANCIAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION RAISES $300,000

Firm Associates Participated in the 20th annual  Baystate Foundation’s Charity Golf Classic.

 BOSTON, June 2019 – Baystate Financial today announced that it raised $300,000. in the 20th Annual Baystate Foundation Charity Golf Classic held out at The International Golf Club in Bolton, MA on June 11th. Over 52 groups (208 golfers) participated alongside 35 sponsoring partner firms including Eastern Bank & The Gosselin Foundation at the prestigious platinum level. Lenny Clarke was this year’s emcee and live auctioneer and Junior Achievement of Northern New England & Rad Nova was the honoree. “It’s amazing to watch our team of Baystate associates work together and care so deeply for children in need,” said Chris McIntosh, executive director of the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation.

“The 20th annual charity golf classic was a great success and we are thrilled to have started a tradition that is not only fun for the Baystate community and our clients, but allows us to keep supporting kids in need via our honoree Junior Achievement of Norther New England. To date – this golf tournament has raised more than $3M for local charities.” “Through the generosity of our associates and corporate partners, we are able to help thousands of children by donating to so many special charities,” added Dave Porter, managing partner of Baystate Financial. “Our participation in this event showcases part of our mission statement which is all about reaching out and providing a hand to at-risk children. We are so thankful to be able to give back to the community and specifically JA this year.”

The Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation wrote 42+ checks in 2018 and donates 100 percent of the money it raises to several different non-profits including: JA, Wonderfund, Camp Harborview, Special Olympics Massachusetts, ALS Walk and the Travis Mills Foundation, just to name a few.