Putnam Bank Foundation Awards $2,500 Grant

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Putnam Bank Foundation Awards $2,500 Grant to
The Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut

It’s a sure sign that spring has arrived in Northeastern Connecticut with the return of the Children’s Educational Opera and Symphony Programs sponsored by Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut. Thomas A. Borner, President & CEO of Putnam Bank and President of the Putnam Bank Foundation along with Lynn Bourque, SVP & Branch Administrator, recently presented a $2,500 grant to Lindsay B. Paul, Chairman, of the Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut and Paula K. Schimmel, Vice Chairman. Thomas A. Borner commented; “We are pleased to support this organization and program which enriches and inspires young minds as part of our mission and responsibility as a community bank.”

The grant will help to fund upcoming children’s educational programs. This seasons programs include local 3rd graders who will participate in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Red White and Brubeck, and 5th graders who will engage in the educational opera program of Mozart’s’ The Magical Flute. Additionally, a new music and literacy program targeted at kindergarteners will be launched in collaboration with the New Haven Symphony, called Creating Musical Readers.  Over 154,000 children have participated in the programs through the Performing Arts 41-year history.