Island’s newest bank makes charitable donations

Senior vice president Dee Lander, and vice presidents Rich Kane and Elizabeth MacKenty present Funi Burdick, Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust executive director, with a check for $10,000 to benefit the trust’s annual Taste of the Vineyard. — Virginia Sutherland

Rockland Trust has finalized its acquisition of Edgartown National Bank, and is welcoming customers in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven to the bank’s services.

The acquisition, first announced in October, was finalized Friday, May 12, according to a Rockland Trust press release.

“We are thrilled to welcome Edgartown National Bank customers,” Rockland Trust CEO Christopher Oddleifson said in a press release. “We are happy to be able to preserve Martha’s Vineyard’s historical landmarks and help Island residents by contributing to some of the great human service programs in place. Rockland Trust looks forward to serving our newest customers, and being a part of the community for many years to come.”

Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation will be a presenting sponsor of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust’s 32nd annual Taste of the Vineyard and Patrons’ Stroll. The $10,000 contribution will go toward acquiring, preserving, and managing endangered historical landmarks of Martha’s Vineyard.

A $5,000 contribution is being made to Vineyard House for Water Tasting by the Sea, $2,500 to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, and $5,000 to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena project.