Funds will support a solar-powered traveling exhibit and an Early Childhood Science Learning Center
Cornerstone Bank has pledged $25,000 over two years to EcoTarium’s $10.5 million Third Century Capital Campaign – Phase III.
“As the only science and nature museum in Central Massachusetts, EcoTarium is a valuable community resource,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “It is our honor to make this pledge in support of the organization’s efforts to expand its facility and ensure it is here for generations to come.”
The funding from Cornerstone Bank will support the construction of a 6,000-square-foot, solar-powered traveling exhibit, and the redevelopment of the early learning play area into an Early Childhood Science Learning Center, including program expansion and an endowment dedicated to supporting children from birth to age eight and their families.
“We are grateful to Cornerstone Bank for its support of our work,” said EcoTarium President and CEO Noreen Johnson Smith. “As we approach the 200th anniversary of our organization in 2025, the completion of these projects will allow us to showcase the museum’s achievements over the years, and bring renewed awareness to our mission. We couldn’t accomplish this without dedicated community partners like Cornerstone Bank.”
Cornerstone Bank is committed to supporting causes that improve the quality of life for the residents of central Massachusetts. The bank frequently makes monetary donations and donations of goods or services to local schools, civic groups and church groups in the communities it serves.
Well-rooted in the Worcester community as the oldest organization dedicated to the study of science and nature, EcoTarium is a private, non-profit institution whose work continues to reflect the ideologies and vision adopted when it was founded almost 200 years ago.