BRIDGE Capital LLC made a $50,000 donation to various non-profit groups through the First Lady Wella Foundation on Tuesday in the governor’s conference room.
Present to receive their donations were Crime Stoppers, the NMI Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Friends of Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter, the Saipan Senior Advisory Council, the Center for Living Independently, Tasi to Table, Talaya Club, 500 Sails, Salvation Army, Autism Society of the CNMI, Mariana Islands Nature Alliance, and the Marianas Alliance of Non-Government Organizations.
Bridge Capital Vice President Bart Jackson said the majority of the funds are for the non-profits with the remaining going to the First Lady Wella Foundation.
“We’re going to distribute probably 60% of it today and the rest will remain with the foundation for good work and support throughout the year,” Jackson said.
John Baldwin, co-founder of Bridge Capital, said the donations came as part of the gift-giving season.
“It’s a real joy to us to be here today and see all of you. We’re very happy to be able to make these donations and help. It’s a wonderful thing to do during the holiday season,” he said.
The first lady was grateful for the donation.
“I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Bridge Capital for their generous donation to the various nonprofits through the First Lady Foundation,” Mrs. Palacios said. “As we all know, Bridge Capital has been with us for many years helping our community in providing different services as donors.”