North Brookfield Savings Bank Donates $1,000 to Top Floor Learning

North Brookfield Savings Bank employees proudly presented a $1,000 donation to Top Floor Learning staff and board members in support of their Adult Literacy Programs. Top Floor Learning Board Member Annie Gao, North Brookfield Savings Bank Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Patty Ostrout, Top Floor Learning Board Member Aristeo Torres, Top Floor Learning President Maria Thomson, North Brookfield Savings Bank Palmer Branch Manager and Top Floor Learning Board Member Jennifer Plassmann, and Top Floor Learning Director Gail Carneiro.

North Brookfield Savings Bank has always made it a priority to show support to local communities and all of its members. One of the Bank’s community giving initiatives, among many others, is the ongoing support of educational programming to help those of all ages to be successful. This is why the Bank continues to support a vital Palmer based organization who has a mission to provide literacy education to adults throughout 24 towns in Central Massachusetts.

North Brookfield Savings Bank proudly made a recent donation of $1,000 to Top Floor Learning, a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of services to adults including basic reading, writing, math and computer skills, HiSET preparation, English language instruction, citizenship preparation and specialized license tutoring. The facility is located at 1455 North Main Street in Palmer within the Palmer Public Library but serves students throughout the region.

This is not the first time the Bank has contributed to Top Floor Learning. In fact, the bond between North Brookfield Savings Bank and the organization goes back past 10 years and totals over $10,000 in contributions. The Bank has provided support in various ways throughout the years – through contributions, auction donations, volunteerism, and with NBSB employees serving on the Board of Directors for the organization.

Jennifer Plassmann, North Brookfield Savings Bank Palmer Branch Manager, currently serves as a Board Member for Top Floor Learning and enjoys sharing her time and knowledge with an organization who is invested in bettering adult’s futures through education.

“It is really inspiring to see the impact that Top Floor Learning has on the adults attending their literacy programs. The students are given resources and opportunities that allow them to excel and lead improved lives,” said Jennifer Plassmann, Palmer Branch Manager of North Brookfield Savings Bank. “We are so lucky to have this wonderful organization right here in Palmer and I am grateful for what they give to this community and many surrounding communities”

The $1,000 contribution made by North Brookfield Savings Bank will help to provide tutor training materials, student textbooks, various testing workbooks and more.

“North Brookfield Savings Bank has a proud history with Top Floor Learning, and our values and goals align with theirs. We are committed to supporting educational programs and the Bank’s Core Value of “Commit to Excellence” is all about empowering others, lifting and elevating each other up through growth and learning, and helping others to do their best,” said Patty Ostrout, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at North Brookfield Savings Bank. “We are more than happy to continue our support of Top Floor Learning and their students. Thank you to the staff at the organization for their dedication to such a worthy and important cause.”

Top Floor Learning, which was established in 2004, has a mission to promote and provide personalized tutoring services in basic literacy skills and to sponsor a dynamic, comprehensive program of life-long learning opportunities for adults. Gail Carneiro, the organizations Director of Adult Literacy ensures this mission is carried out every day and expresses that donations like North Brookfield Savings Bank’s help make it all possible.

“We are extremely thankful for North Brookfield Savings Bank’s ongoing support of our programs over the past 10 years,” said Gail Carneiro, Top Floor Learning Director of Adult Literacy. “Since we receive no state or federal monies, we count on the generosity of donors like North Brookfield Savings Bank to make these adult literacy programs possible.”