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NSB Employees Raise Money for The M.E.G. Foundation

28  June 2018
NSB Employees Raise Money for The M.E.G. Foundation in Saugus

North Shore Bank recently presented The Marleah Elizabeth Graves (M.E.G.) Foundation with a check for $1,000.  The proceeds of this donation were raised by Bank employees as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program.  Each month, employees designate a different non-profit organization, and in exchange for $5, they are allowed to wear jeans each Friday.  The accumulated funds are then donated to the chosen organization at the end of each month. Since its inception in 2015, bank employees have raised over $50,000 for local non-profits.

North Shore Bank Employees donate $1,000 to The M.E.G. Foundation in Saugus.

Pictured from left to right: Julieann Garland, North Shore Bank's Hamilton Street Saugus Branch Sales and Service Manager presents a $1,000 check to Bill McAdoo, a member of the M.E.G. Foundation Board, and Janice Jarosz, President of The M.E.G. Foundation.

The M.E.G. Foundation was created in 2006 to preserve and restore the historic Cliftondale School in Saugus, Massachusetts. The Foundation’s goal is to create a center of culture, education and civic pride for the entire community within this building. In 1994, the school was named the Marleah Elizabeth Graves Building in honor of Miss Graves who taught at the Cliftondale School for 47 years. Her former first-floor classroom was among the first rooms to be renovated.

Janice Jarosz, President of The MEG Foundation said:

"On behalf of the M.E.G. Foundation, we extend our deepest appreciation to the employees of North Shore Bank and President Kevin Tierney for including our organization in their generous Jeans Day Program as we depend solely on fundraising, private donations, and room rentals to support the building.” She went on to say, “For many years our hope has been to purchase and install a lift, making the building more inclusive for senior citizens, disabled and those otherwise unable to enter through stairs. The thoughtful gift from North Shore Bank will go a long way in helping us realize our objective of making The M.E.G. building handicap accessible in the near future."

Julieann Garland, Sales and Service Manager at North Shore Bank’s Hamilton Street, Saugus branch, said:

“The M.E.G. building is a real gem in the town of Saugus. The work that the foundation has done to renovate the school is incredible.”  She continued, “It’s a great place for the community to meet and share activities, programs, and events, and it’s all thanks to the work that they do.”

About The M.E.G. Foundation
In 2006 the Cliftondale School Study Committee presented a report to the Saugus Board of Selectmen on the feasibility of preserving and restoring the school building. The M.E.G. Foundation was then established to address these goals and a multi-year lease with the Town of Saugus was granted. The project includes both interior and exterior restoration, replacement of approximately 75 windows to make the building energy efficient while still retaining the architectural beauty and integrity of the building. The building is structurally sound and in good repair. The Foundation is completely independent of Town funding relies on grants and donations from the community.  If you would like more information on the M.E.G. Foundation, call 781-233-7035 or email

About North Shore Bank
North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Saugus and Newton, New Hampshire.

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