Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $250,000 to Onward We Learn

March 8, 2023
Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $250,000
to Onward We Learn, Concludes Record Year of Giving

More than $1.3 million donated to RI and CT organizations in 2022
(West Warwick, RI) March 8, 2023 – Harold M. Horvat, Centreville Bank president, CEO and chairman, today announced that the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $250,000 to Onward We Learn in support of its college readiness program for first-generation students. The grant is part of $374,500 in total Q4 2022 funding donated to 15 organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut.

This final round of 2022 charitable giving by the Foundation brings its total grants awarded to $1.3 million for the year, the largest annual giving amount in bank history and the third year in a row surpassing the million-dollar milestone. Funds supported a total of 236 organizations across Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Foundation’s 2022 year in review report can be viewed here.

“Centreville Bank is proud to support Onward We Learn and all of these vital organizations that are doing amazing work throughout Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut,” said Horvat. “We have a shared mission to support the communities we serve and we’re proud that we’ve been able to provide over $1.3 million this past year to such indispensable institutions as they work to combat food insecurity and homelessness, impact education and improve overall health and wellness.”

Onward We Learn’s comprehensive college readiness program helps young people in Rhode Island become the first in their families to attend college. In addition to program support, grant funds will also benefit Onward We Learn’s family engagement initiatives, college success coaching and organizational capacity building.

“Onward We Learn is grateful to Centreville Bank and the Charitable Foundation for this most generous grant that will help us improve our families’ experience through education and engagement activities and expand coaching and support for our college students to get them across the finish line,” said Andrew Bramson, Onward We Learn president and CEO. “These funds will go a long way in providing mentorship and programs that focus on academic enrichment, social-emotional learning, career exploration and preparation for college.”
 Additional Rhode Island organizations receiving fourth quarter grants are:

Connecticut organizations receiving fourth quarter grants are:

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a nonprofit, charitable organization in 2008 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of the bank. The Foundation focuses on three priorities: education success, economic security and capacity building.  For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit: https://www.centrevillebank.com/Community/Local-Support/Community-Commitment.

About Centreville Bank
Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank operating through 11 Rhode Island locations in Coventry, Cranston (two locations), East Greenwich, Middletown (loan office), Narragansett, North Kingstown, Providence (loan office) West Greenwich, Warwick, and West Warwick. In addition, Centreville Bank serves the Eastern Connecticut market with seven branches located in Danielson, Gales Ferry (Ledyard), Griswold, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret and Putnam. Centreville currently has total assets of $2 billion. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com.