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Bridge Capital donates over $63K to 57 entities

FIFTY-SEVEN public and private agencies, schools and non-charitable organizations became recipients of a total of $63, 991.15 donated by Bridge Capital LLC this year.

Gov. Eloy S. Inos holds a ceremonial check with Bridge Capital principal and chief executive officer John K. Baldwin, left, and co-owner/manager Shawn Scott.  Photo by Raquel C. BagnolGov. Eloy S. Inos holds a ceremonial check with Bridge Capital principal and chief executive officer John K. Baldwin, left, and co-owner/manager Shawn Scott. Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol
Bridge Capital principal and chief executive officer John K. Baldwin distributed the checks to recipients with Bridge Capital co-owner/manager Shawn Scott and Gov. Eloy S. Inos at the administration building on Capital Hill on Friday morning.

Baldwin said they received so many applications for donations and letters seeking assistance from the community, but they had to pick the applicants who needed the most help.

“The need is so big and it was a very tough decision choosing the recipients for this year’s donations but we had to make choices,” Baldwin said.

Scott told the Variety a committee decided on the final list of recipients and the amount of the donations based on their needs.

“Bridge Capital donates to various organizations throughout the year and not just at year’s end,” Scott said.

Inos thanked Bridge Capital on behalf of all the recipients for the continuing to support to the community through all these years.

$10,000 of the total donation on Friday from Bridge Capital LLC went to the CHC Hemodialysis Center. Entities who received $5,000 each were the American Red Cross Club 200, the Carolinian Affairs office, the CNMI Nursing Association and the Department of Public Safety Bike Patrol.

Organizations and establishments that received donations from $1,000 to $2,000 include Karidat, the American Red Cross Military Care Package, Center for Independent Living, Commonwealth Cancer Association, Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture, Friends of the Arts, Hell of the Marianas, Liberation Day Committee, Marianas High School, Saipan Swim Club, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Turtle Advocate and Guardian Society or TAGS, Tinian High School. Marianas March Against Cancer, Mariana Islands Nature Alliance, NMI Council for Humanities, NMI Crime Stoppers, Northern Marianas Paddle Sport Federation, Operation Homefront, PAWS Animal Welfare, Robet Hanrey Schorr ITF Tennis Tournament, Tinian High School and Rota High School.

Recipients of donations from $100 to $650 include the 3 Hi-Res, Autism Society of the CNMI, Basketball Association of Northern Mariana Islands or BANMI, Chinese Association of Saipan, CNMI Bar Association, CNMI Nursing Association, CNMI Fire & EMS Association, Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation, Garapan Community Development Center, GIMM Na Gatbu Tinian Project, Hopwood Junior High School MY WAVE Club, Joeten Kiyu Public Library Summer Reading Program, JTS Distributors, Marianas High School Youth Summit, Northern Marianas International School, Rollers Basketball Club, S.A.E.F. School, Saipan Agricultural Fair Association, Saipan Basketball League, Inc., Saipan Chamber of Commerce, Saipan Cyclers Association, Saipan Little League Basketball, Saipan Shooters Photography Group, Saipan Southern High School, Saipan Tribune (Partners in Education Program), San Vicente Elementary School-Parents Teachers Students Association Canary Walk-a-Thon, Tinian Marianas Lions Club, and Whispering Palms School.

Bridge Capital, LLC is an international investment banking and asset management company that provides management and consulting services to companies involved in commercial and residential real estate, land development, banking and loan origination. For more information, visit