Tewksbury, MA – The Lowell Five Employee Charitable Giving Committee is proud to announce that the Third Quarter 2018 Lowell Five Charitable Giving Award recipient is The Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation (ajzfoundation.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Massachusetts veterans by supporting their continued education. The Foundation is named in memory of Lance Corporal Andrew J. Zabierek, a Marine from Chelmsford, MA who was killed in action in Iraq. Established by members of Lance Corporal Zabierek’s family and local community leaders out of the desire to create something positive from his passing, the Foundation’s mission is to continue the legacy of sacrifice and service that Andrew’s memory inspires.
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, a group of representatives from the Employee Charitable Giving Committee had the opportunity to meet Lance Corporal Zabierek’s father, Stephen Zabierek and to present The Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation with a check for $7,800. The award represents the total Employee Elected Charitable Payroll Contribution for the 3rd Quarter of 2018, equally matched by Lowell Five Bank.
“The Board members of the AJZ Foundation are proud that the employees of the Lowell Five Bank have chosen to honor of LCpl. Andrew Zabierek by their generous donation. The funds will be put to good use to help Chelmsford High School graduates going on to college, and to help veterans to further their education. We are overwhelmed by the extent of the generosity of the Lowell Five employees which is further enhanced by the match by the bank,” said Stephen Zabierek.
Each year, Lowell Five’s Employees choose four charitable organizations from a list of employee nominated organizations to be the recipients of a Quarterly Charitable Giving Award. The proceeds of the award consist of voluntary employee donations matched by the Bank. The Lowell Humane Society was the recipient of the Lowell Five Employee Charitable Giving Award for the first quarter 2018. High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice received the second quarter award.
“We are honored by the outpouring of support and generosity from the employees of Lowell Five Bank,” said Karen Gomes.“We applaud their community commitment and are honored they chose High Pointe House, our hospice and palliative care residence, for their quarterly giving program. This special gift will be used to directly benefit patients and their families who rely on us as they face one of life’s most defining moments.”
Each year, Lowell Five’s Employees choose four charitable organizations from a list of employee elected nominees to be the recipients of a Quarterly Charitable Giving Award. The proceeds of the award are comprised of voluntary employee donations matched by the Bank. The Lowell Humane Society was the recipient of the Lowell Five Employee Charitable Giving Award for the first quarter 2018.
Appearing in group photo (L to R): Alison Kalman – EVP, Corporate Affairs/IIM, Maura Sweeney – SVP, Human Resources, Cheryl Popp –AVP, Business Development Officer, Donna Deveau, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Engagement for HomeHealth Foundation, Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation Karen , David Wallace – CEO, President, Kelly Frederick – AVP, Branch Manager Chelmsford Center, Christopher Johnson, Assistant Branch Manager North Chelmsford, Joanne Pollard– VP, Account Servicing, Kathy DiChirico – Executive Administration Officer, Debbie Trull – Human Resources Representative, Jay Stephens– EVP, CFO, Treasurer.
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