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25 September 2009
Butterfield Continues to Give Back in 2009

The Bank of N.T Butterfield Limited (“Butterfield”) gave over $100,000 to 13 different charities in the second quarter of 2009.


Butterfield’s President & CEO, Alan Thompson, said that giving back had been a long serving tradition at Butterfield and it was our intent to continue to impact the community positively.


“Charitable Giving is just a part of Butterfield’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in 2009 and beyond,” Mr. Thompson said. “Another important part of being a good corporate citizen is encouraging employee volunteerism and Butterfield continues to increase its efforts in that regard.”


Combined with donations in the first quarter, this brings Butterfield’s total donations in Bermuda in 2009 to nearly $600,000.


The following charitable organisations received donations from Butterfield in the second quarter of 2009:


Bermuda Overseas Missions provides the people of Bermuda from all backgrounds, ages and faiths (and especially students) an opportunity to make a difference in the world. They address global issues by building houses in countries where a critical need exists. They strive to build bridges of cultural awareness, develop new friendships and renew their faith by committing to help people both overseas and in Bermuda with practical caring action.
    

The Bermuda Ball Hockey Association (BBHA) was officially formed in the late 1990’s. It was around that time that the first semi-annual Ball Hockey tournament (called the prestigious Robin Hood Cup) was organised in Bermuda. Since 2001, Bermuda has been the three-time defending champion of the Caribbean Cup in 2004, 2005 and 2008; Bermuda has also participated in the 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Championships and the 2002 European Cup.


The Bermuda National Trust is a charity, established in 1970 to preserve natural, architectural and historic treasures and to encourage public appreciation of them. Its forerunner was the Bermuda Historical Monuments Trust, working in conservation from 1937 to 1970. The Trust’s programmes and activities are focused in the key areas of Preservation, Education and Advocacy. Its purpose is to ensure that Bermuda’s unique heritage remains protected for future generations.


The Bermuda Bicycle Association (BBA) was established in 1974, with the aim of developing talent to represent Bermuda in cycling both locally and internationally. Today the BBA’s broader aim is to promote cycling in Bermuda. To this end, the BBA organises a full calendar of road and mountain bike racing, overseas representation in international competitions, and organises special events.


Since the formation of the Women’s Softball League, women on the island (with or without experience) have been given the opportunity to play the sport of softball. 


The 2009 Alpha Beautillion is a male ‘Rite of Passage’ ceremony where top, male high school students demonstrate their oratorical ability and community service activities as they compete for scholarships. A bursary prize is awarded to the top male, while smaller monetary awards are given to all other participants.


A registered charity founded in 1997, the St. George’s Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for Bermuda’s World Heritage Site: the Town of St. George and Related Fortifications. With this designation, St. George’s joins an elite group of world treasures that includes India’s Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and Egypt’s Great Pyramids. The Foundation’s primary activities are devoted to ensuring the implementation of the capital improvement projects identified within ‘The St. George’s Town Heritage Plan’. Through such restoration and enhancement projects and through a variety of educational initiatives, the Foundation is ensuring that the unique and fascinating history of St. George’s is brought to life for residents and visitors alike.


Established in 1990, The Family Centre is a charitable organisation that is committed to making a difference for families in Bermuda. Through specialised programmes and prevention initiatives, they provide families with the skills they need to be successful and to sustain that success for future generations. In 2002, The Family Centre was the first human services provider in Bermuda to achieve international accreditation. The Family Centre operates on recognised standards for best practices, focusing on integrity, honesty, candour and accountability. The Family Centre’s high referral rate demonstrates the successful impact they have had on the lives of Bermuda’s families.


Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences–Founded in 1903 as the Bermuda Biological Station, their mission is to transform the fields of oceanography, marine science, and ocean health through a blend of cutting-edge research, comprehensive educational experiences and a commitment to sharing knowledge internationally.


The activities of the Association of Canadians in Bermuda are focused on organising Canadian events in Bermuda, including an annual Canada Day celebration and Thanksgiving dinner. They provide useful information to Canadians living in Bermuda and those considering moving here.


The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (formerly The Bermuda TB Cancer & Health Association) is one of Bermuda's oldest non-profit charities and an International Charitable Fund designated organisation. Their mission is to educate the community about prevention and early detection of cancer and other health issues, as well as to provide access to early detection screenings, health supplies, information and educational services.

The Bermuda Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities.

YouthNet is a school-based mentoring programme whose mission is keeping students focused through mentoring. YouthNet’s mentors are volunteers from the community, business sector and senior schools who commit to spending one lunch hour per week with a student in their school, and who serve as an additional role model and friend.

 

 

Note to Editors: The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) is Bermuda’s first and largest independent bank, and a specialist provider of international financial services. The Butterfield group offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. In the wealth management area, the group provides private banking, asset management and personal trust services from its headquarters in Bermuda and subsidiary offices in The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Malta, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Butterfield also provides services to corporate and institutional clients from offices in Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, which include asset management and corporate trust services. Butterfield is a publicly traded corporation with shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Further details on the Butterfield group can be obtained from our website at: www.butterfieldgroup.com.

 

 

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