Dedication to Community
Salem Co-operative Bank's ongoing commitment to its community has been one of the principal cornerstones on which the Bank was built. The Board of Directors, Officers and Staff share in the Bank's dedication to promote the Greater Salem community as one of the finest places to live. The Bank also believes that service to community is very important. Several members of its staff currently serve, or previously have served, on various boards and committees of religious, civic and other nonprofits, providing countless hours of volunteer assistance.
We are proud of the direction the Bank has taken. Here are a few stories we wish to share.
Salem Boys and Girls Club
A few years ago, a group of concerned business individuals, including Salem Co-operative Bank's President Ann Lally, met to discuss the need for a teen center in Salem . When the research was completed, the project was coupled with the need to renovate the local Boys & Girls Club that services an increasing number of children and teens in the Greater Salem area. After performing due diligence, this task force determined that $3.5 million was needed to be raised in donations and grants to guarantee the success of this project. Salem Co-operative Bank was one of the initial contributors, pledging a total of $610,000 to help kick-off the fundraising effort. Less than two years later, the Boys and Girls Club is housed in one of the most beautiful and prominent buildings in the Town of Salem .
Salem Community Benefit, Inc.
In 1997, Salem Co-operative Bank established a philanthropic foundation to honor the Bank's 75 th anniversary of service to the Greater Salem community. Thus, Salem Community Benefit, Inc. was organized for the sole purpose of meeting various charitable needs of Greater Salem. Since the foundation's inception, the Bank has contributed annually to this fund. The intent of the foundation is to consider all worthwhile community needs and to participate in direct giving to projects and organizations. Contact us for additional information and for application requirements.
Rotary Club of Greater Salem NH
Salem Contractors Association
Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
Granite State South Board of Realtors
Southern NH Home Builders
The Exchange Club
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
Women's Council of Realtors - Southern NH Chapter
President Ann Lally - 2004 Community Banker of the Year
NH Partners in Education - 2005 Gold Circle Achievement Award
Salem Boys and Girls Club 2003 Richard P. McCoy Award for outstanding business
Boys & Girls Club of Salem
Salem High School Marching Band, Color Guard, and Athletic Programs
Senior Safe Night
Dollars For Scholars
Little League, Youth Baseball, Soccer & Hockey
Salem Christmas Fund & Toys For Tots Repository
Lancaster School 's Banking Program
Leadership Program of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
Greater Salem Artists' Association
Senior Center Salem Council on Aging
Ingram's Senior Center
Greater Salem Caregivers
Salem Garden Club
Community Cross Roads Folk Festival
Windham Helping Hands
Pelham Good Neighbor Fund
Caritas Holy Family Hospital
Methuen Festival of Trees
Relay for Life
Methuen Arbor Day
Lawrence Community Works
Various Local Schools , Churches, Ministries, and Civic Organizations