Community Involvement

We are committed to participating in various activities and events to give back to the communities in which we serve.

Melrose Trivia Bee

We Are Proud To Sponsor The Adult Trivia Bee
For another year in a row, we are proud to be one of the main sponsors for the Adult Trivia Bee, held on March 25th, in support of The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership, at the Melrose Memorial Hall. The Bridge is a non-profit organization that recruits , screens, trains and places volunteers in the Melrose Public Schools. All proceeds from the Trivia Bee are important to the operation of The Bridge and the support of the school volunteers.

Photo L-R: Roxana Lemus, AVP Branch Manager; Eric Heath, SVP Human Resources; Jean-Marie Medina, Bridge Board President; Jennifer McAllister, Bridge Coordinator of Volunteers

DotFest Donation

Supporting DotHouse with Sponsorship Check
We were proud to present DotHouse Health with a sponsorship check towards their first annual fundraising event, DotFest, a community carnival that will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm. It will be a celebration of community life within Dorchester’s Field Corner neighborhood and DotHouse Health’s success as one of the best community-based health and social services organizations in the City of Boston.

Photo L-R: Edward Merritt, EVP, Business Development of EBSB and Michelle Nadow, CEO of DotHouse Health

Kale Certificate of Appreciation

Congratulations to Kale Akpabie on Receiving Her Certificate of Appreciation
Congratulations Kale Akpabie, of our Codman Square branch, on receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the Michael E. Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury. We value your supportive efforts and commitment towards the local communities that we serve.

Photo: Kale Akpabie, EBSB Assistant Branch Manager and Principal, Donette Wilson-Wood of the Michael E. Haynes Early Education Center

BUILD Workshop

Partnering with BUILD Greater Boston Entrepreneurship Workshop
We were proud to partner with BUILD Greater Boston for their Entrepreneurship workshop at the Community Academy of Science and Health in Dorchester. Our Chairman, CEO and President Richard Gavegnano consulted with 10th grade students on their student-run business ventures to share lessons learned from his career, along with giving them advice on how to fine-tune their business plans and identify ways to take their businesses to the next level.

Harrington School Donation

Lending a Hand to Harrington Elementary School in Lynn
With the generous help of our employees and customers, we were able to gather two full boxes of toiletries and art supplies donations for the EJ Harrington School Student Council. The donation items will be sent to children living in an orphanage in Afghanistan. Thank you to all of those that contributed towards our donation drive.

Photo: Adiel Lopez, AVP Branch Manager; Nicole Zarkades, Student Council Team Leader & Andrea Torres, Assistant Branch Manager

Farmer Market Photo

Sponsoring Codman Square Winter Farmer's Market
The winter farmer market in Codman Square had a successful opening and we are proud to be a sponsor of the event. Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Andrea Campbell were at the opening ceremony. The indoor Farmers Market opens every Saturday from 10am -1pm in the Great Hall at the Codman Square Health Center.

Russo and Gallo Photo

Russo and Gallo Installations in Local Chamber of Commerce
We are proud to announce this year’s installation of our VP, Branch Manager Karen Gallo, as 2nd Vice President of the Revere Chamber of Commerce and our VP, Branch Manager Mary Russo, as Vice President of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations on your continued dedication and commitment to the communities that we serve.

Photo L-R: Mary Russo and Karen Gallo

21st Century After School

Supporting a New Bookstore to the Learning for the 21st Century
We were happy to present the Learning for the 21st Century after-school enrichment program with a donation towards their new and highly anticipated bookstore, located at the Arthur T. Cummings School in Winthrop. The 21st Century program provides students with academic enrichment and other activities designed to complement students’ regular academic program. The bookstore will be a beneficial resource towards their Annual 40-Book Challenge, which both the students and the teachers greatly look forward to participating in every year.

East Boston Deep Freeze Hockey

East Boston Annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament
For another year in a row, we were the proud sponsors of the East Boston Annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament that took place on December 26th and 27th at the Porrazo Rink. The East Boston High School Jets were the hosts of this event in which all of the proceeds from the event benefitted the Boston Medical Center’s Cancer Care Center & Breast Cancer Support Services. We participated in a special tribute made to Carrie Brangiforte in honor of her mother Jacki Anthony, wife of Jets head coach Robert Anthony, whose years of dedication and commitment to East Boston High School and this event will forever be remembered. Congratulations Jets on winning the championship!

Photo L-R: Carrie Brangiforte and Felicia Puopolo, EBSB VP Branch Manager

East Boston Citation

Supporting the East Boston Community and Being Recognized
We were proud to receive a Citation on behalf of the city’s House of Representatives for the recent donation we made towards the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen.

Photo L-R: Felicia Puopolo, EBSB VP Branch Manager and Lisa Melara from the EB Community Soup Kitchen

McCarthy School Fundraiser

Our Peabody McCarthy Elementary School Drive Was A Success
On Tuesday, December 13th, East Boston Savings Bank proudly donated a collection of games and toys towards the community donation drive held by the McCarthy Elementary School in Peabody, MA. The staff at the school were very grateful for the donation presented by VP, Branch Officer Anna Kulakowski and VP, Regional Retail Manager Maureen Gillis, on behalf of the Bank.

Photo L-R: EBSB- VP, Branch Officer Anna Kulakowski; McCarthy Elementary School- Principal, Ray Smoker; Guidance Counselor, Karen Grenier; EBSB- VP, Regional Retail Manager Maureen Gillis; McCarthy Elementary School - Second Grade School Teacher Amy Emery

Harvest of Hope

Sponsoring Annual Harvest of Hope Fundraiser
We are proud to sponsor South Boston Community Health Center’s 16th Annual Harvest of Hope Fundraiser in benefit of the programs and services of the health Center. The South Boston Community Health Center is an invaluable resource for the residents of South Boston for primary and preventive medicine. It is the largest provider of health services in the community and has been a been full service health care facility serving South Boston since 1972.

Photo L-R: Margaret Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development for the South Boston Community Health Center and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of East Boston Savings Bank


Proud Sponsors of the Housing Families Inc. Gingerbread Housing Competition
We are proud sponsors of the Housing Families Inc. Gingerbread Housing Competition held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. As sponsors of this event, we were added to the list of the 2016 Gingerbread home owners, and was more than happy to display one of these fantastic pieces of holiday spirit in our Peabody branch location, throughout the holiday season. All donations and proceeds benefitted Housing Families Inc.

Photo L-R: Jamie Murphy, Assistant Branch Manager; Anna Kulakowski, VP Branch Officer; Patty Kelly, Manager of Events and Community Outreach; Brian Slater, VP Commercial Loan Officer