The Provident Bank Raises Our Community, Your E-Vote Donation Amount to $50,000

(Amesbury, MA, May 18, 2016) – Dave Mansfield, CEO of The Provident Bank, is pleased to announce the bank has raised the donation amount for its Our Community, Your E-Vote program from $20,000 to $50,000 in 2016.

“Raising the donation amount from $20,000 to $50,000 allows The Provident Bank to have an even greater charitable impact on the community,” explains Dave Mansfield. “Providing nonprofit organizations in our markets with a substantial donation they can pass on to individuals and families in need ultimately strengthens the community as a whole. As a community bank, this effort is extremely important to us.”

In its 17th year, The Provident Bank’s Our Community, Your E-Vote is a unique and extremely popular program allowing local nonprofit organizations and community members to help determine how the bank distributes its allocated funds.

Employees of the bank nominate 501c3 nonprofit organizations in their markets to participate in the program. The donation amount each organization receives is determined by the number of votes they receive from the community. Interested voters can visit and click on the Our Community, Your E-Vote icon, which links to a survey where a vote can be cast for a favorite nonprofit organization. At the end of the voting period, May 31, 2016, the survey closes and the votes are tallied. The bank then calculates how the donation will be divided among the organizations. 

“This is always a fun and engaging way to get the community involved in supporting nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. We are proud to be able to offer this program as part of our philanthropic efforts.” says Mansfield. 

Established in 1828, The Provident Bank, the 10th oldest bank in the country, is an independent, mutually-controlled, full-service community bank with a focus in commercial lending and business services with offices in Amesbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts and Bedford, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth and Seabrook, New Hampshire. The Bank is dedicated to the goal of being the highest-performing bank, providing excellence in service to our customers, our communities and our employees. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).