North Shore Bank Chief Executive Officer, Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., along with President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael R. Wheeler, recently met with representatives from the Peabody Education Foundation to present them with a $10,000 contribution. The Bank’s donation will go towards the foundation’s Mental Wellness Initiative to benefit students, teachers, and parents in Peabody. 

The organization's Mental Wellness initiative recently brought world-famous speed-painter Rob Surette to Peabody to perform for elementary and middle school students throughout the city. Over the past 29 years, Rob has visited over 4,000 schools worldwide, spreading messages of self-empowerment, positivity, equality, kindness, and hope, while speed painting portraits of famous and well-known heroes. His hope is to inspire students to aim at the highest possible good in life and change the way they look at the world and themselves.

Mr. Tierney said of the Foundation’s initiative:

As we continue to navigate these challenging times, we’re pleased to be teaming up with the Peabody Education Foundation to raise critical funds for mental health advocacy, services and support for our young students.” He added, “It’s important that we recognize that even children experience depression and anxiety. We’re committed to serving the needs of our community, and our community can only grow stronger by investing in our children.

David Gravel, President and Chairman of the Peabody Education Foundation said of the bank’s contribution:

The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a profound impact on people’s health, ability to learn, work, and live. The most important challenge we face today is how to adapt our educational system to address the mental health issues that have escalated during the past two years.” He continued, “The Peabody Education Foundation’s Mental Wellness Initiative would not be possible without the support of Community Partners like North Shore Bank. We are deeply grateful for their generosity as we navigate through these difficult times. They provide a bond of commitment that will help to strengthen us all and motivate others to get involved.

About the Peabody Education Foundation
Founded in 1985, the Peabody Education Foundation integrates resources from all facets of the community into the city’s schools. They provide unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Their programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders. With the support of the community, they can continue offering programs to encourage creativity and inspiration in Peabody’s students. For more information on the Peabody Education Foundation, visit