Savings Bank of Walpole Honors Longtime Employee’s Retirement With the Opportunity to Choose Two Local Nonprofits as Recipients of $10,000 Donation

Linda’s Closet and Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Service (HCS) each receive a $5,000 donation

Keene, NH — Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) has announced the retirement of  longtime employee Julie Tewksbury, Senior VP, Operations, after 28 years of service. As a way of honoring her dedication and contributions on the job – and in the community, the Bank offered Tewksbury the opportunity to choose two local charities as recipients of donations from SBW totaling $10,000. Tewksbury chose Linda’s Closet and Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (HCS) as the nonprofits, each of whom received a $5,000 donation from the Bank. “This is the best retirement ‘gift’ one could ever be presented with,” says Tewksbury. “Like SBW, I’m passionate about helping others in our community by giving back. I chose these two nonprofits for the many ways they make a difference in the lives of others and positively impact our community.”

Linda’s Closet is a living memorial to the late Linda Oliver who created the concept of a clothing resource prior to her death from ovarian cancer. Oliver was a career professional with the NH Department of Health and Welfare who believed in helping women who “are trying to set goals for themselves.” She asked her family and friends to develop a clothing resource for women and to use her own clothing to help in the start-up. HCS serves over 2000 people in 52 southwestern New Hampshire communities every day by providing services that enable people to function throughout life at their optimal level of health, well-being and independence, according to their personal beliefs and choices.

“Throughout her career at SBW, Julie’s leadership and important contributions have not only have helped the Bank flourish, she has also provided mentorship, inspiration and encouragement to others at work and in our community,” says Mark Bodin, President for Savings Bank of Walpole. “We felt the best way to honor her longtime service and ongoing commitment to giving back, was to provide monetary donations and to let her to earmark two local charities of her choice to receive these donations. We are incredibly grateful for Julie’s service during the past 28 years and we’ll miss her tremendously.”

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Cheshire County and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene. With assets totaling $515 million, the Bank offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank is affiliated with NH Mutual Bancorp, further enhancing the quality products and services it provides to customers. The Bank is a partner of the NHTrust1 brand to better serve customers by providing localized trust and wealth management products and services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.

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