BANGOR – After completing Merrill Bank’s newest branch at 727 Broadway in Bangor in August, and closing their books at year’s end, officials at Nickerson & O’Day Inc. found they had come in under budget for the building project and had $4,000 left over.
Karl Ward, president and CEO for Nickerson & O’Day said, “I called Bill [Lucy] and told him we had an excess of $4,000 left from the project. I knew Merrill Bank shared the same philosophy as Nickerson O’Day in supporting youth programs, and Bill agreed that together, we would present the proceeds to the Bangor Y to benefit their Leaders School at Camp Jordan.”
Bill Lucy, president and CEO for Merrill Bank, an avid Bangor Y health and fitness patron and supporter of the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign, agreed with Ward.
“The Bangor Y Leaders School has a proven track record of success in developing leadership skills in our youth,” Lucy said. By making a monetary investment in this program, we are also making a long-term investment in the youth of the Eastern Maine region that the Bangor Y serves.”
Accepting the check on behalf of the Bangor Y, Pat Gaetani, president of the Y board of directors, said, “We couldn’t be more pleased to receive this gift from Nickerson O’Day and Merrill Bank. Both of these businesses have a long history of supporting programs at the Y, as well as giving back to the communities they serve. In these financially challenging times, the Bangor Y is thankful to have been chosen the recipient of these ‘left over’ funds. We will put the money to good use in supporting our youth.”
For more information about the Bangor Y’s Leaders School at Camp Jordan, call Maria Robshaw at 941-2815, ext. 28.