Sharing Success – Norway Savings Bank donates $70,000

Check presentation for University of Maine 4-H centers
Twelve Non-Profits from Southern, Coastal and Western Maine Receive Funds

NORWAY, Maine – In recognition of a strong fiscal year, Norway Savings Bank has made a special year-end gift of $70,000, distributed among 12 non-profits serving Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc Counties in Maine. These donations are in addition to more than $500,000 the bank has given to numerous other local organizations throughout the year.

“2019 was another very good year for the Bank, which is a testament to our employees, customers and communities,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “Reinvesting in our communities is at the heart of what we do. We decided to target twelve organizations throughout our branch footprint and surprised them with donations that will help them continue to fulfill their missions and great work they are doing in our communities.

“We know that non-profits depend heavily on private businesses and individuals to support their communities and causes. We are proud to be in a position to make these gifts – and the non-profits were surprised and delighted to get this news,” concluded Weigel.

The non-profits organizations are:

  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Saco
  • Alan Day Community Garden, Norway
  • Community Concepts, Lewiston
  • Equality Community Center, Portland
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Portland
  • Loon Echo Land Trust, Bridgton
  • Maine Recovery Fund, Portland
  • New Ventures Maine, Brunswick
  • Safe Haven Humane Society, Wells
  • Trinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston
  • UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Bryant Pond
  • Wayside Food Pantry, Portland

Learn more about Norway Savings Bank’s community giving programs at

Group check presentation at Alan Day Community Garden

From left to right:
Karen Hakala, SVP Marketing, Norway Savings Bank; Patricia Weigel, President & CEO, Norway Savings Bank; Rocky Crockett, Executive Director, Alan Day Community Garden; and Katey Branch, President of the Board, Alan Day Community Garden

Check presentation with Community Concepts

From left to right:
Shawn Yardley, CEO, Community Concepts and Patricia Weigel, President & CEO, Norway Savings Bank

Check presentation at Loon Echo Land Trust

From left to right:
Patricia Weigel, President & CEO, Norway Savings Bank; Matt Markot, Executive Director, Loon Echo Land Trust; and Maggie Lynn, Development Director, Loon Echo Land Trust

Check presentation at Safe Haven Humane Society

From left to right:
Front: Martine Richard, Board Member, Safe Haven Humane Society; Holly Pepin, VP Commercial Lending, Norway Savings Bank; Joyce McKay, President & Treasurer, Safe Haven Humane Society; and Melissa Rock, VP Marketing & Communications Officer, Norway Savings Bank
Back: Dan Walsh, EVP Commercial Banking, Norway Savings Bank; and Jason Fitzgerald, VP, Market Manager & Mortgage Loan Officer, Norway Savings Bank

Check presentation for University of Maine 4-H centers

From left to right:
Melissa Rock, VP Marketing & Communications Officer, Norway Savings Bank; Ryder Scott, State Director, University of Maine 4-H Centers; and Karen Hakala, SVP Marketing, Norway Savings Bank


About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2019, Norway Savings Bank had $1.24 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2019, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 29 continuous years. For more information, visit