HarborOne Bank has awarded Quincy College $7,500 to provide financial support to students during the pandemic. Officials from HarborOne and Quincy College met on the Quincy College campus to formally launch the emergency fund and discuss the distribution.

“This financial support from HarborOne Bank is making a major difference in the lives of our students during the pandemic,” said Meghan Cassidy, Associate Vice President of Student Success and Partnerships. To be eligible, students must demonstrate significant need related to food, housing, childcare, transportation, or education.

Jennifer White, President of the HarborOne Foundation, noted the natural fit between the two institutions. “As we just opened the first HarborOne branch in Quincy, it was a perfect time to reach out and show our support to our local students at Quincy College—a college in our hometown,” said White. The new HarborOne branch is located in One Chestnut Place in the heart of downtown Quincy.

“We were delighted to receive a call from Jennifer White and learn that HarborOne wanted to be of assistance in this unprecedented time. We consider this the beginning of an important partnership,” said Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Quincy College President.

The award was the first ever received by Quincy College from the HarborOne Bank.