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Spotlight: Groton Hill’s March Sponsor

Rollstone is Groton Hill’s organizational sponsor for the month of March! Because of their generous funding and commitment in helping us share the transformative power of music, they continue to stand out as an enduring and trusted partner.

Rollstone has been giving annually to Groton Hill since 1998! They have funded us in many ways, including community events and Gala sponsorship, underwriting the printing of our Annual Report, Vista Philharmonic Orchestra program ads, and supporting Groton Hill’s fast-growing regional youth ensembles.

“Rollstone Bank is proud to be a long-time supporter of Groton Hill Music Center,” said Martin F. Connors, Jr., President & CEO of Rollstone Bank & Trust. “Their core values aimed at the growth and development of the people they serve align perfectly with Rollstone’s mission.”

Groton Hill’s commitment to fostering genuine connections and collaboration through music resonates deeply with Rollstone’s principles. Furthermore, the Foundation focuses especially on enriching young learners’ lives.

For the past five years, the Rollstone Charitable Foundation has generously supported free, weekly music education programs for students in the Fitchburg schools (photo caption) and the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner as part of Groton Hill’s Community Engagement. “Arts and culture are such an important part to creating a happy and enriching community, a place where people want to live and work and play.” says Melissa Kuehl, Vice President of Marketing at Rollstone. As a company with close connections and roots in these communities, Rollstone’s support for our community education further amplifies their prominence in the region and in turn benefits the students.

 

Kuehl is also on the board of the Boys and Girls Club in Leominster, where Groton Hill provides after-school programs featuring free, year-round drumming and ukulele classes. Groton Hill currently offers 13 community-based music education programs in the region, with 32 classes serving over 1,000 students.

“As everybody knows, music programs are underfunded in public schools and they’re so important to children,” Kuehl says. “Groton Hill gives the kids a fantastic artistic outlet.”

The Foundation also contributed to the Campaign for Groton Hill, which provided critical start-up and programmatic funding through our transition from our Littleton location to our new Groton Hill Music Center. Rollstone was inspired by the growth they saw in our community-based education, and how representative it was of the organization’s priorities.

“Your vision is coming to life,” Kuehl says. “To see all the efforts that have gone into building it, we know that you’re here for the long run, just like we are.” Groton Hill has witnessed that participating in music helps with healing and navigating difficult times in life, especially for young people. “There’s definitely a need,” says Kuehl. “The past few years have been so strange and students have been dealing with a lot.” Music not only brings people together, but allows them to find a safe, creative space to express themselves. Rollstone’s generous support for these programs are what make experiences like these possible.

“Rollstone’s mission is to help families, businesses, and communities flourish,” says Connors. “We applaud Groton Hill’s ongoing dedication and look forward to their continued success.”

Rollstone Bank & Trust is a full-service community bank headquartered in Fitchburg, MA, specializing in Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. Since 1846, RBT has been dedicated to providing consumers and businesses with superior financial products and the support they need to prosper.

Photo caption: Melissa Kuehl and her family in the Concert Hall at Groton Hill before Nickel Creek’s recent show.

Learn how your business can partner with Groton Hill! Contact Catherine Coleman at (978) 486-9524 x201 or ccoleman@grotonhill.org.

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