BEF Receives $50,000 from Middlesex Savings Bank

The Bedford Education Foundation today announced it received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow the BEF to continue their ongoing mission to fund creative and innovative programs and materials for the Bedford Public Schools.

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From left to right: BEF Treasurer Bob Segal, Middlesex Savings Bank branch manager Melinda Nicholson, BEF Corporate Sponsor Liaison Lisa Harrell, and BEF Co-presidents Jennifer Kelley and Meg McAllister

“The BEF is thrilled about the possibilities this gift from Middlesex Savings Bank will mean for our students,” said Jennifer Kelley, BEF co-president. “The core of our mission is to provide Bedford’s educators the means to transform their visions into reality in their classrooms and schools. Funding of this nature is an incredible boost to what we will be able to help our teachers and administrators accomplish. We are beyond grateful for MSB’s generosity and feel so fortunate to be able to partner with a local business so clearly dedicated to helping the communities it serves.”

The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) empowers teachers and students to meet the growing challenges of the 21st century. Through direct grants to individual classroom teachers and school administrators, and by collaborating with other established school organizations, the BEF is dedicated to enhancing classroom curricular creativity and innovation in the Bedford Public Schools. “Over the past few years, the BEF has increased our efforts to promote our fundraising goals to the community”, said Lisa Harrell, Corporate Sponsor Liaison at the BEF. “To have Middlesex Savings Bank recognize the work we do for our schools by providing us with this generous gift is truly an honor.”

“Middlesex Savings Bank has great respect for the education foundations in our community,” said Michael McAuliffe, President and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “They work hard to support projects and programs that foster learning and creativity. We hope these donations will make their jobs easier this year and are excited to see their existing academic programs flourish or new ones come to life.”

The Bedford Education Foundation is a volunteer board of parent and community members committed to serving all of Bedford’s public schools.  Since their inception in 2008, they have funded 187 grants at all four schools in all disciplines. For more information on the BEF, please visit and ‘like’ their Facebook page at

About Middlesex Savings Bank

Founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., Middlesex Savings Bank has been right there with its community for nearly 200 years. The Bank takes a customer-first focus when it comes to offering products, technology, and an unparalleled level of customer service. Middlesex Savings Bank provides funds to local nonprofits and organizations through corporate giving and community sponsorship, as well as through its philanthropic arm – the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 30 branch offices located in 25 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford. For more information, please visit, and