Katie Brown Educational Program Receives $8,500 from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation

Taunton, MA- On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) was awarded an $8,500 grant from the Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.

Pictures (L to R): Dennis Kelly, Chairman of the Board, BCSB and Chairman, BCSCF; Lou Ricciardi, President & CEO, Bristol Wealth Group and Board Member, BCSB and BCSCF; Patrick Murray, President & CEO, BCSB and President, BCSCF; Claire Spaulding McVicker, Executive Director, Katie Brown Educational Program; Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr.; Ed Pariseau, Board Member, BCSCF; Marge Largey, Board Member, BCSCF; Maureen Cody CPA, Partner, Leahy, Cody & O'Donnell, LLC and Board Member, BCSCF; and Dennis Leahy, Executive Vice President, Treasurer & CFO, BCSB and Treasurer, BCSCF.
Pictures (L to R): Dennis Kelly, Chairman of the Board, BCSB and Chairman, BCSCF; Lou Ricciardi, President & CEO, Bristol Wealth Group and Board Member, BCSB and BCSCF; Patrick Murray, President & CEO, BCSB and President, BCSCF; Claire Spaulding McVicker, Executive Director, Katie Brown Educational Program; Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr.; Ed Pariseau, Board Member, BCSCF; Marge Largey, Board Member, BCSCF; Maureen Cody CPA, Partner, Leahy, Cody & O’Donnell, LLC and Board Member, BCSCF; and Dennis Leahy, Executive Vice President, Treasurer & CFO, BCSB and Treasurer, BCSCF.

 

“KBEP has had a consistent presence in the communities of Dighton, Rehoboth, and Taunton for a number of years,” said Claire Spaulding McVicker, Executive Director at the Katie Brown Educational Program. “Funding from the Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation has supported our work since 2012.  It was in thanks to that support that we’ve been able to grow our presence and reach in those communities.  “

Support from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation will enable KBEP to continue providing effective (and cost-effective) relationship violence prevention education at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, Taunton High School, and Dighton Middle School.

Founded in 2001, the Katie Brown Educational Program is a relationship violence prevention program taught to students in grades 4-12 in Southeastern, MA and Rhode Island. Since its inception, highly qualified educators have provided more than 88,000 students with the skills necessary to promote and have healthy dating relationships. The program has also expanded to include relationship sexual violence prevention (RSVP) programming, parent workshops, professional development workshops, a Consent Awareness Pledge, webinars and a host of other programs relative to developing a culture of healthy relationships.

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) was established in 1996 with the purpose of funding needs that contribute to the economic and social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Attleboro/Taunton, greater New Bedford, greater Fall River, Massachusetts area and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island area.

Since the BCSCF began, close to $19 million in grants have been committed to 501(c)(3) organizations in our local communities.

For more information about the Katie Brown Educational Program, please contact Crystal Stone, Manager of Communications & Public Relations at cstone@kbep.org.

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