Rockland Trust Supports YMCA Cape Cod Achievers Program

"A phenomenal program..."
Becky Dowd of Rockland Trust (right) with a YMCA Cape Cod Achiever honoree. (Courtesy of Rockland Trust)

Rockland Trust is a long-time sponsor of the YMCA Cape Cod Achievers program.  The Achievers program recognizes twelve scholarship winners who will be the first in their immediate families to attend college.

As part of the bank's sponsorship, a group of Rockland Trust Cape employees recently joined the Achievers for a shopping trip to Macy’s in Hyannis. The Achievers purchased outfits for the Y event on May 15th  that was held in their honor. Our team had a great time getting to know the incredible young men and women who are this year’s scholarship recipients. Rockland Trust team members in attendance were:

  • Jackie Nolan, Vice President of Cash Management
  • Adrian Rawn, Vice President of Commercial Lending
  • Sean Kelly, Vice President of Investment Management
  • Dee Petrella, Investment Management Consultant
  • Becky Dowd, Vice President of Investment Management

The Y Achievers program, which operates during the school year at YMCA locations across the country, is a college readiness and career exploration program designed to help first generation college bound teens achieve higher education through experiences, exposure and empowerment. 

Rockland Trust has been involved with the Cape Cod YMCA for many years, serving on committees and as board members and sponsoring many of their events. The YMCA Achievers program is one of the Y’s programs we support as  community partners.  

The sponsorship is through the Bank’s Commercial Lending division. It included the opportunity to go shopping with the 12 seniors on May 8th to prepare them for the Achievers Benefit dinner. Rockland Trust volunteers spent a day with the Achievers to provide guidance and hands-on help with selecting a professional outfit. Members of the RT team also attended the Achievers Benefit dinner on May 15th, joining approximately 300 community leaders, volunteers, mentors, Y staff, families and friends.  

Becky Dowd, Rockland Trust's Vice President of Investment Management spoke glowingly of Y Achievers, "YMCA Achievers is a phenomenal program that connects students and their families to resources for attaining higher education and career goals. Rockland Trust’s long-standing relationship with the Cape Cod YMCA gives us the opportunity to support these incredible young people as they begin the next chapter in their lives.”


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