Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 7, 2019 Celebrity bartender event raises over $2K for Devens School School Committee member Frank Parker, Council President Rich Dell Isola, and Councilor Anthony DiPierro partnered up once again for a celebrity bartender event at Stewart's Pub to raise money for the Devens School on Sunday. This year, they raised over $2,250. John and Barbara Mackey mingled at Stewart's during the Devens School fundraiser on Sunday. Marjorie Beckwith joined State Representative Joe McGonagle at the Devens School Fundraiser at Stewart's Pub. Councilor John Hanlon was accompanied by his wife Fran for the Devens School fundraiser on Sunday. Mark Puleo accompanied School Committee member Marcony Almeida-Barros. Elected officials and candidates showed their support for the Devens School at Stewart's Pub on Sunday. Councilor Anthony DiPierro, Eda Theodoridis, Mark Puleo, Council President Rich Dell Isola, Kathleen Parker, and School Committee member Frank Parker helped organize the fundraiser. School Committee member Frank Parker, Councilor Anthony DiPierro, and Council President Rich Dell Isola bartended for a good cause at Stewart's Pub. (Advocate Photos by Katy Rogers) State Treasurer and Division of Banks announce recipients of financial literacy awards B OSTON – The Office of the State Treasurer and the Baker-Polito Administration’s Division of Banks have announced the recipients of the Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant. This program supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and higher education institutions in Massachusetts that foster financial literacy in the Military, Veteran, Family and Survivor Community (MVFSC). Operation Money Wise is funded entirely through a Division of Banks settlement over alleged unlawful lending practices. In 2019 the Division of Banks committed $50,000 to the Operation Money Wise program. This is the second round of funds since the program’s inception, bringing the total over the last two years to $100,000. “These financial literacy grants will empower our veterans and their families to make informed financial decisions,” said Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. “I am honored to support organizations that work to bring economic stability to the men and women who help keep our country safe.” “Financial literacy is instrumental to overall economic security,” said Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Undersecretary Edward A. Palleschi, whose office includes the Division of Banks. “Operation Money Wise is a commitment to support military personnel and their families by ensuring they have the necessary skills to lead financially independent lives.” These awards aim to increase the scope of financial education for military personnel and their families and provide them with the tools they need to achieve fiOrganization American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. Cambridge Credit Counseling Corporation National Association for Black Veterans – Springfield, Mass., Chapter NewVue Communities North Shore Community College Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. Veteran Business Owners Initiative Veterans Inc. Veterans Legal Services YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts nancial stability. Applicants are encouraged to connect their financial education initiative to an existing program with a proven track record of successfully engaging the MVFSC. Many of these workshops will include strategy sessions on managing money, planning for college, preparing for retirement and monetary decision-making. Programs vary from intensive one-day seminars to multiple sessions focused on different financial topics in partnership with various local colleges and financial institutions. “We are proud to fund financial education initiatives for the military community and Award Amount $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $3,780.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $4,997.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 their families,” said Commissioner of Banks Mary Gallagher. “These initiatives will help members of the military community strengthen and develop financial decision-making abilities and set a path of financial security.” The 2019 Grant Recipients are listed below.

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