2008-05-29 / News

BankNewport gives $10k to historical museum upgrade

BankNewport President and CEO Thomas W. Kelly, center, and Vice President and Jamestown Branch Manager Michael DeVito, right, recently joined Jamestown Museum Capital Campaign Co- Chairs, John A. Murphy and Anne Maxwell Livingston and Jamestown Historical Society President Rosemary Enright for an up-close look at the completed stone access ramp into the Museum. BankNewport President and CEO Thomas W. Kelly, center, and Vice President and Jamestown Branch Manager Michael DeVito, right, recently joined Jamestown Museum Capital Campaign Co- Chairs, John A. Murphy and Anne Maxwell Livingston and Jamestown Historical Society President Rosemary Enright for an up-close look at the completed stone access ramp into the Museum. BankNewport President and CEO Thomas W. Kelly and Vice President and Jamestown Branch Manager Michael DeVito recently joined Jamestown Historical Society President Rosemary Enright and Capital Campaign Co- Chairs, Anne Maxwell Livingston and John A. Murphy to view first hand the completed stone access ramp into the Jamestown Museum, located at 92 Narragansett Ave. Museum accessibility was one of the primary projects identified by the Society in its $500,000 capital campaign. BankNewport extended a grant in the amount of $10,000 for the project, to ensure the Jamestown Museum is safe and accessible to all members of the community.

The goal of the Society's yearlong capital campaign was to raise the necessary funding for extensive physical improvements to the museum, including a heating system, insulation and environmental controls to protect the collection, cataloging and digitizing of the collections, and handicap accessibility into the facility. JHS exceeded their campaign goal, raising a total of $502,200, as well as in-kind support totaling over $18,000.

BankNewport, founded in 1819 and currently holding $1 billion in assets, is an FDIC-insured savings bank and is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC. BankNewport is proud to serve the financial needs of customers from banking and insurance offices located throughout southeastern New England.

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