A gift of $50,000.00 was presented by Laconia Savings Bank President and CEO Mark Primeau and WDFN Attorney Rodney N. Dyer, in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Laconia Savings Bank, to Scot Henley, Executive Director of the Mount Washington Observatory, and WDFN Attorney Paul T. Fitzgerald, in his capacity as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Mount Washington Observatory. The bank’s gift is a substantial contribution to the Observatory in support of its new distance learning programs.
A high tech endeavor, the Observatory utilizes videoconferencing technology to link schools and learning centers from all over the world to the famous summit weather station for live, interactive programs about the science of climate and weather. The Observatory’s focus with this program is to provide education opportunities about the fundamentals of climate, and afford students access to real scientists living and working in the field.
Regarding the donation, LSB President and CEO Mark Primeau stated, “Supporting educational opportunities in the state of New Hampshire has always been a priority for Laconia Savings Bank. We are proud to partner with an institution that shares this level of passion for education.”
Mount Washington Observatory is a nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate by maintaining its mountaintop weather station, conducting research and educational programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Operating within 59-acre Mt. Washington State Park, the Observatory has been monitoring Mount Washington’s extreme conditions from its legendary mountaintop weather station since 1932, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach.For more information about the Mount Washington Observatory and its distance learning program, visit www.mountwashington.org.
Laconia Savings Bank was founded in 1831 and provides deposit, lending and wealth management services throughout its network of 19 offices located throughout the state. With assets exceeding $1 billion, Laconia Savings Bank is the largest and one of the strongest locally owned New Hampshire banks. Laconia Savings Bank helps businesses, consumers, not-for-profits and government entities achieve financial success. For more information about Laconia Savings Bank, visit www.laconiasavings.com.