PATRIOTS FOUNDATION AND BANK OF AMERICA TO HOST KICKOFF EVENT FOR ‘COMMUNITY CAPTAINS’ ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
SIX NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SELECTED AS COMMUNITY CAPTAINS; EACH NONPROFIT TO RECEIVE $50,000 AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM PATRIOTS FOUNDATION AND BANK OF AMERICA
WHO: Josh Kraft, President, New England Patriots Foundation
Miceal Chamberlain, President, Bank of America Massachusetts
Staff from each of the six nonprofit organizations
WHAT: The New England Patriots Foundation has teamed with Bank of America to launch a new program called, “Community Captains.” This charitable initiative was created to build deeper relationships with nonprofits and strengthen the impact on the populations they serve.
Over the next two years, the Patriots Foundation and Bank of America will work closely with six nonprofit organizations. The goal of this program is to establish a deeper understanding of the community efforts of each and to help each charity serve their constituents more effectively.
The Patriots Foundation and Bank of America hand-selected each of the nonprofit organizations, which include Abby’s House in Worcester, Mass.; La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Mass.; The Food Bank of Western Mass in Hatfield, Mass.; Girls Inc of the Valley in Holyoke, Mass.; Sojourner House in Providence, R.I.; and UTEC in Lowell, Mass.
On Wednesday, September 8, staff and board members from each of the six organizations will attend a special kickoff event at Gillette Stadium. Josh Kraft, President of the Patriots Foundation, and Miceal Chamberlain, President of Bank of America Massachusetts, will lead a presentation, outlining the details of the program.
A total of $300,000 in donations will be granted to the Community Captains – $50,000 for each organization. In addition to financial support, each of the nonprofits will receive in-kind donations, visits from the Patriots Foundation and Bank of America, access to additional support including Bank of America’s Better Money Habits program, and much more.
“We are excited to launch this new charitable initiative with our great partners at Bank of America,” said Josh Kraft, president, New England Patriots Foundation. “We are all about building stronger communities, so we are excited to join forces with these six grassroots organizations and support the essential programs they provide to thousands of individuals across New England.”
“The nonprofit organizations supported by this new initiative are doing vital work in the community. The positive impact they have on the people and families they serve is extraordinary,” said Miceal Chamberlain, President, Bank of America Massachusetts. “Together with the Patriots Foundation, our goal is to provide them with the tools and resources they need to succeed at a time when the demand placed on nonprofits throughout the region has greatly increased.”
ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FOUNDATION
Robert Kraft established the New England Patriots Foundation in 1994 as a way to give back to the communities the Patriots call home. The mission of the foundation is to aid individuals and families that are often marginalized in today’s society. Through the implementation of year-round programming and support of philanthropic agencies, the foundation is building stronger communities throughout New England. For more information about the New England Patriots Foundation, visit www.patriots.com/community.
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