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   Celebrating a Legacy
Square One celebrated the career and legacy of Joan Kagan, its former president and CEO, at a retirement party on Oct. 14. Pictured, from left: Melissa Blissett, vice president of Family Services; Kris Allard, vice president of Development & Com- munication; Kagan; Maria Bedard, vice president of Early Education & Care; Dawn DiStefano, president and CEO; and Joni Beck Brewer, retired vice president of Family Services.
   Every Dollar Counts
Carr Hardware recently donated $5,272.12 to the Berk- shire Humane Society, first by donating the sales of more than 300 buckets to the Humane Society, and then offer- ing customers the option to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar for the first two weeks of November. Pictured: Carr Hardware President Bart Raser (left), Berk- shire Humane Society Executive Director John Perreault, and Bowser.
  Ensuring a Legacy
Greenfield Cooperative Bank recently made a $75,000 donation, one of the largest in the bank’s history, in sup- port of Baystate Frank- lin Medical Center’s new Department of Family Medicine. This new UMass Medical School – Baystate-affili- ated program will train future family doctors in Greenfield to ensure
a legacy of long-term, sustainable, high- quality primary health- care for the citizens of Franklin County and surrounding towns.
    Step by Step
For its September Month of Giving Campaign, Freedom Credit Union helped support the Alzheimer’s Assoc. both by form- ing a team and participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Holyoke Community College and by collecting cash donations at all Western Mass. branches. Together, these efforts resulted in a total donation of $4,191. Pictured: Freedom Credit Union Vice President Kara Herman and President Glenn Welch present the check to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

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