Skip to main content

Community Involvement

All of us at Cape Ann Savings Bank hold true to our commitment to the Cape Ann community. Since 1846, the Bank has been a proud supporter of community events, organizations, charities, and sports. But it doesn’t stop there. Our employees also hold the same community values dear to their hearts and actively give back to the community through their volunteerism.

During the Bank's 175th Anniversary year, in 2021, more than $800,000.00 was given to over 100 local organizations. This includes special Anniversary Gifts of $1,750.00 given to roughly 100, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in celebration of the Bank's milestone anniversary. The Anniversary Gifts were given above and beyond any sponsorship or contribution requests received.

Built on community, stability, connection, and trust, Cape Ann Savings Bank is proud to call Cape Ann home. 

Employee Volunteerism

At Cape Ann Savings Bank, we love our community! You may find us preparing and serving a meal at the Open Door, reading to elementary school children, coaching a team, or working on a committee. Our employees and trustees are proud of their commitment and in turn, we are very proud of them.

Where can you see us?

  • Action, Inc. Board
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, Planning Volunteer
  •  BNI Member Engagement Chair
  • Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Directors & Committees
  • Cape Ann YMCA Board
  • City of Gloucester Affordable Housing Trust Vice Chair/Treasurer
  • Day by Day Adult Day Care Director
  • Empty Bowl Event Volunteers
  • First R Reading Program Volunteer Readers
  • Fishing Community Preservation Fund
  • Friend of Rockport Athletics Board
  • Gloucester City Hall Restoration Commission
  • Gloucester Civic Garden Club
  • Gloucester Education Foundation Board
  • Gloucester International Dory Racing Committee
  • Gloucester Little League Directors
  • Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library Board President & Corporator
  • Gloucester Pride Stride Committee
  • Gloucester Rotary Club Members

  • Harbor Advisory Committee

  • Harborlight Community Partners Board

  • Healthy Gloucester Collaborative

  • Manchester Elder Brethren

  • Manchester Essex Education Fund Board

  • Manchester Essex Gridiron Club, Inc.

  • Manchester Summer Stage Board

  • Manchester-by-the-Sea Rotary Club Member
  • Next Generation Cape Ann Member
  • North Shore YMCA Board
  • Open Door Food Pantry Volunteers
  • Rockport Music Council
  • Rockport Rotary Club Treasurer & Members
  • Rockport Christmas Tree Committee
  • Sandy Bay Historical Society President
  • Rose Baker Senior Center
  • Shalin Liu Rockport Music Council
  • Town of Rockport Library Trustee
  • US Marine Corp Heritage Foundation
  • Wellspring House Clean Up Day Volunteer

Charitable Giving

How do you build a strong community, one that strives to give back to the people who live there and grow for generations to come? You support it.

We’re not just banking professionals; we are neighbors to people throughout the communities we serve. It is through sponsorships and charitable giving that we can do our part to strengthen our communities, businesses, and the families who live here.

Cape Ann Savings Bank is proud to be a financial supporter of our community and during our 175th Anniversary year in 2021, gave over $800,000.00 to Cape Ann area organizations and charities.

For Cape Ann area organization contribution or sponsorship requests, please email
Please include a detailed request letter and any supporting materials to be viewed for consideration by the Bank. 

Receipt of a request letter and supporting materials is not a guarantee of funding or sponsorship. All contribution and sponsorship requests are reviewed for acceptance by the Bank's Board of Investment.

Sawyer Free Library Contribution:

Cape Ann Savings Bank is thrilled to join a collective effort to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of our beloved library. 

 Sawyer Free Small

Caption from the Gloucester Daily Times: Flanking Cape Ann Savings Bank’s $250,000 donation check to the Sawyer Free 2025 campaign, lifelong library users Isabella and David Robertson proudly present the bank’s contribution to the renovation and expansion of Cape Ann’s oldest public library. Behind them are, from left, Library Director Jenny Benedict, Sawyer Free 2025 Campaign Manager Sarah Oaks, Library Board of Trustees President Mern Sibley, Sawyer Free 2025 Campaign Chair Barry Weiner, Cape Ann Savings Bank President Marianne Smith, library patron Gina Goulart-Robertson, Vice Chair of the Sawyer Library Foundation Campaign Steering Committee Frederica Doeringer, Cape Ann Savings Bank Senior Vice President John Brennan, and library patron Lenore Maniaci holding Helena-Rose Maniaci. Kirk R. Williamson/Photo


Gloucester 400th Contribution:

Cape Ann Savings Bank is pleased to announce that a contribution has been made in the amount of $100,000.00 for the Gloucester 400th funding. In addition, the Bank is donating our retail space at the corner of Main St. and Hancock St. for the Gloucester 400th Committee to use as their headquarters and public gathering place for the 400th anniversary. Our community is important to us and we look forward to celebrating this amazing anniversary milestone and to hear more as plans unfold for the 2023 year long celebration.
Below, Cape Ann Savings Bank Executive Vice President, Mike Luster and President, Marianne Smith pose for a photo opportunity with Gloucester 400th's Executive Director, Laura M. Alberghini Ventimiglia and Gloucester 400th Tri-Chairs Ruth Pino and Bob Gillis. 

Gloucester 400


Straitsmouth Island Walkway Project:

Below: Bank President Marianne Smith and Bank Trustee, Bob Gillis are pictured with Randy Saville, Bill Whiting and Paul St. Germain from the Thacher Island Association. Cape Ann Savings Bank contributed $10,000.00 toward the Straitsmouth Island walkway project.
Thacher Check


The walkway project is underway and coming along during the summer of 2021. Below is a view of the Straitsmouth Lighthouse and the Lightkeepers house. Visit for more information about the association, Thacher Island and Straitsmouth Island. 

Straitsmouth Walkway1Straitsmouth Walkway2  

City of Gloucester Community Impact Unit:

Cape Ann Savings Bank is proud to support the City of Gloucester's Community Impact Unit. Below, Bob Gillis, Marianne Smith and Mike Luster pose with Officer Sutera and Ace the Resource Dog. Ace visits children in need in the community. The Bank contributed $1,000.00 toward the purchase of Ace story book and stuffed animal kits that are handed out to the children who Ace visits.

The Community Impact Unit had an amazing opportunity presented to them in 2021. CATA generously donated one of their buses to the Unit and Cape Ann Savings Bank and Bank Gloucester came together, each contributing $8,600.00 to have the bus branded and outfitted with a generator and essential supplies. The bus is stocked with supplies to help the homeless including blankets and tents, as well as toys and ice cream for when the Community Impact Unit visits local children in their neighborhoods. In addition the Community Impact Unit can distribute Narcan to those in need. 

AceImpact Bus side  


Impact Bus back




Go to Top