Franklin Savings Bank Gives $25,000 to Spaulding Youth Center Foundation to Support New School Construction

February 29, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Franklin Savings Bank recently approved a $25,000 donation to the Spaulding Youth Center Foundation’s Capital Campaign, Success Under Construction, to fund the construction of a new school facility at Spaulding Youth Center.

Responding to the growing demand for intensive programs and services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and emotional and behavioral disorders, a new school facility will open soon at Spaulding Youth Center. The new high-performance school, a center of learning for Special Education, will increase enrollment to 100 students once capacity for 36 more students is approved by the NH Department of Education. The increase in capacity will provide programs and services for additional day students from local communities.

Commenting on the donation, Spaulding Youth Center CEO and President, Susan S. Calegari said, “We are thrilled with this generous donation from Franklin Savings Bank – a NH community-minded bank with a long tradition of service to the needs of communities and families throughout New Hampshire. It means a great deal to Spaulding to have Franklin Savings Bank’s support in fulfilling our mission in the greater communities we both serve.”

“The Spaulding Youth Center provides vital services to families in need from New Hampshire and other New England states,” noted Jeff Savage, Franklin Savings Bank President & CEO. “We appreciate the work of this organization and are grateful that lives are being positively changed with this grant award.”

Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of educational, therapeutic and foster care programs and services for children and youth with autism, neurological, and behavioral challenges. Spaulding proudly serves youth and their families – transforming lives and helping children and youth achieve their full potential.

For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang, Marketing and Communications Director, 603286-7500 ext. 532 or or visit

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