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    October 28, 2019
    The Seacoast Educational Endowment of Dover (“SEED”), a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, is pleased to announce Kennebunk Savings has pledged $1,000 to help fund grant awards for ground-breaking learning projects to be implemented across the Dover school district.

               Kennebunk Savings donates 10% of its after-tax annual earnings to local nonprofits though its Community Promise program. Since 1994, the Bank has invested more than $13 million dollars in the communities it serves. 

    SEED just concluded its fall open grant period where teachers applied for funding to finance projects from real world learning experiences for students, to professional development and leadership training for teachers, to tools and equipment to aid in hands-on dynamic learning.  

    With each grant cycle the value of the requests is higher and higher.  Fundraisers alone can’t support the demand SEED is seeing.  “We are so appreciative of the Bank’s Community Promise program,” said Kelly Glennon, Fundraising Chair. “Business support is critical to our ability to continue to underwrite projects and achieve academic excellence for Dover public schools.”  For more information, please visit www.DoverSEED.org.


    About Kennebunk Savings

    With assets of $1.15 billion, Kennebunk Savings Bank is a mutually owned, Maine-chartered community banking institution headquartered in Kennebunk, Maine operating 17 branch offices in York County, Maine and seacoast New Hampshire. Kennebunk Savings contributes 10% of its after-tax earnings back to the nonprofit community each year through its Community Promise program. The total commitment of that program has meant more than $13 million for nonprofits in the community since 1994.


    About SEED

    Formed in 2011, SEED is a 501©(3) non-profit organization working to promote academic excellence, champion technology and reward educator innovation in Dover’s public schools. SEED support is not intended to replace appropriate municipal funding.  SEED raises private philanthropic dollars and provides grant funds, on a competitive basis, to educators who submit formal applications. SEED’s overarching goals are to create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover Public Schools and to advocate the value of education in the community. SEED welcomes donations of time, talent, and resources. To get involved, contact info@doverseed.org
    Angela Carter, Board Member