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Dime Bank Foundation donates $3,000 to the Westerly Education Center

The Dime Bank Foundation recently donated $3,000 to the Westerly Education Center to help support the creation of a 200-hour job skills workforce training program.

Norwich, CT Monday, February 26, 2018

The Westerly Education Center, a satellite campus for Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, received a $3,000 grant from the Dime Bank Foundation to help support the creation of a 200-hour job skills workforce training program. The program will provide much needed workforce development skills catering to businesses that look to employ local residents in Southeastern New England. This gift was part of the over $200,000 given to local charities and other need-based organizations by the Dime Bank Foundation over the past year. Founded in 2017, the newly opened Westerly Education Center is a public/private collaboration designed to bring together higher education, business, industry, and community partners to provide high-quality educational programs to meet projected workforce growth in the region.

About Dime Bank Foundation

In 1998, Dime Bank established the Dime Foundation enabling the bank to support and give back to the communities it serves. The foundation provides funding for charitable, cultural, literary, scientific, and educational non-profit organizations. For more information about Dime Bank Foundation, visit

Established in 1869, Dime Bank is a mutual bank with over $817 million in assets and 12 convenient branch locations throughout southeastern and shoreline Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. As a full-service financial institution, Dime offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, trust services, and through Dime Investment Services, a subsidiary of Dime Bank, insurance and investment services – all delivered with a personal touch. For more information about Dime Bank, visit

For more information, contact:

Amber W. Martin, Associate Director of Marketing

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