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BNH Grants $10,000 for YMCA’s Youth Development Scholarships and Programming


Laconia, New Hampshire – December 14, 2023 – Bank of New Hampshire proudly contributes $10,000 to Southern District YMCA’s Youth Development Scholarships and Programming.

Youth Development Scholarships and Programming offer crucial access for families in need and support targeted programs within the Southern District YMCA. Funding aids mental health training for youth staff across all locations and supports initiatives like Youth and Government, fostering leadership skills and involvement in state governance. Additionally, this backing assists in launching a First Robotics club, emphasizing STEM learning and team-building for local youth in addition to expanding program reach, empowering more young individuals in our communities to reach their potential. Southern District YMCA provides opportunities for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in the southern New Hampshire community. They achieve this by putting principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

 “We are beyond grateful for our continued partnership with Bank of New Hampshire and the generous donation of $10,000 in support of Youth Development Scholarships and Programming,” said Kimberly Masucci, CEO of Southern District YMCA.  “This support will have a profound impact on the lives of the young individuals we serve, enabling us to further our mission of strengthening community by empowering young people and improving their health and well-being.”

Bank of New Hampshire is proud of this partnership as we aspire to remain an independent mutual financial institution, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service, while assisting our employees, customers and communities to build brighter futures.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank.

Photo Caption: Jonathan Shapleigh, Vice President – Commercial Banker and James Hayes, Vice President – Commercial Cash Management Manager for Bank of New Hampshire, presented a $10,000 donation to Southern District YMCA.