PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS ( – North Shore Bank is proud to announce its commitment to supporting underserved youth through a $10,000 donation to LEAP for Education. The bank will serve as a Presenting Sponsor for the upcoming Great Expectations Gala, an event dedicated to raising funds for programs that prepare young individuals for successful careers.

The generous contribution from North Shore Bank underscores its dedication to community development and investing in the future of underserved youth. LEAP for Education, a non-profit organization committed to empowering young people through education and career readiness, will utilize the funds to enhance its impactful initiatives.

We believe in the potential of every young person, and our partnership with LEAP for Education reflects our commitment to providing them with the tools and resources needed for success,” said Michael R. Wheeler, North Shore Bank President. “By serving as the presenting sponsor for the Great Expectations Gala, we aim to contribute to the transformative work that LEAP for Education is doing in our community.

The Great Expectations Gala, to be held on Wednesday, April 24th, will bring together community leaders, businesses, and supporters to raise awareness and funds for LEAP for Education’s programs. The event will showcase the organization’s achievements and highlight the importance of preparing our youth for meaningful careers.

LEAP for Education expressed gratitude for North Shore Bank’s support, emphasizing the impact this collaboration will have on the lives of young individuals striving for a brighter future.

North Shore Bank's continued support of LEAP for Education not only empowers our organization but exemplifies the power of partnerships, underscoring our joint commitment to educational excellence and community impact,” said Linda Saris, LEAP for Education Executive Director. “Together, we aspire to make a lasting difference in the lives of underserved students by providing them with the skills and agency to achieve economic and social mobility.

North Shore Bank encourages the community to join in supporting the Great Expectations Gala and contribute to the collective effort of creating opportunities for students to excel in their educational and professional journeys. For more information about the event and LEAP for Education, please visit