Cornerstone Bank donates $25,000 to ‘Our Bright Future Inc.’

The donation will allow 50 students to attend STEM-based programs at no cost

Cornerstone Bank has donated $25,000 to Our Bright Future Inc., a Southbridge-based organization committed to empowering children and developing future leaders through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives. The donation will be distributed to two programs within the organization: $15,000 to the STEMing Into Sports Summer Program and $10,000 to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) STEM After-School Program.

“We’re so proud to support both of these STEM-based initiatives, as they are vital to improving and diversifying the education of Central Massachusetts children and teens,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “Based on the previous successes of these programs, Our Bright Future has shown an ability to prepare area youth for their futures—a cause to which our team is more than happy to contribute.”

The STEMing Into Sports Summer Program offers a unique combination of robotics, 3D printing and sports for children in a safe, caring and supportive environment, while the WPI after-school program provides youth with a college-campus educational experience alongside some of WPI's future engineers. Cornerstone Bank’s donation will allow 50 students to attend these programs completely free of charge, covering their tuition, food and transportation.

“Through the generous support of Cornerstone Bank, we will be able to provide dozens of Central Massachusetts children with the opportunity for new experiences and improved STEM-based educations. We are so excited to witness the impact it will have for our students,” said Kwasi Acheampong, president and founder of Our Bright Future Inc.

Our Bright Future Inc. was established in 2016 to empower youth and develop bright leaders through robotics, 3D printing, sports training and guidance in academics. Through various programs, it incorporates education, empowerment, discipline, leadership, diversity and respect to help students shape the future. To learn more about Our Bright Future Inc. or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit