United Bank Foundation Massachusetts Awards Over $100,000 to Nonprofit Organizations
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS., April 6, 2015
– The United Bank Foundation Massachusetts announced today they awarded a total of $108,000 in the first quarter of 2015 to nonprofit organizations based in the Greater Springfield and Worcester regions.
Nineteen organizations from the Greater Springfield area were recipients of the Foundation’s generosity during the first quarter of 2015. A total of $59,500 was earmarked by the Foundation for critical programs provided by several nonprofits in the area, covering important priorities in the community such as education, health and wellness, youth programs and financial literacy.
In addition, ten nonprofit organizations in the Worcester area received a total of $47,500 from the Foundation.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors also voted to change its name to the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts so it fittingly reflects the new United Bank and the geographies and markets its legacy Foundations support.
The move to rename the Foundation was done to bring consistency and organization to the Bank’s overall community giving efforts in Massachusetts and Connecticut after United and Rockville’s merger of equals. Earlier this year, the Rockville Bank Foundation changed its name to the United Bank Foundation Connecticut, allowing both legacy Foundations to continue to function as they are chartered while keenly focused on philanthropy in their respective Massachusetts and Connecticut markets.
Dena M. Hall, United’s Western Massachusetts Regional President and Chief Marketing Officer, will continue to serve as President of the Foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Directors also remains the same and includes Paula Aiello, Carol Moore Cutting, Carol Leary, Kevin Ross, Bob Stewart and Daniel Flynn.
“This was an especially generous quarter of contributions made by the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts and it supports many well-deserving, established and admired nonprofits that are dedicated to making our communities healthier with robust programs for people of all ages, particularly the programs we are supporting in this funding cycle for children and youths,” said Hall. “We received many good proposals to consider and we look forward to announcing these awards separately in the weeks to come.””
Hall added that since its inception the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts has donated more than $2.5 million to area non-profits and a variety of causes. The Foundation’s generosity is complemented by the thousands of hours of volunteerism United Bank employees dedicate to the communities served by United Bank.
For more information about the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts or the Bank’s charitable giving programs go to www.bankatunited.com
About the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts:
The United Bank Foundation Massachusetts was established in 2005 by United Bank as a permanent source of funding for the communities in the Bank’s market area. The Foundation has identified four primary areas that it supports through its quarterly funding cycles, including education; health and human services; youth programs; and cultural programs. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $2.5 million to nonprofits in the communities served by United Bank. For more information on United Bank and the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts, please visit www.bankatunited.com
About United Bank:
On April 30, 2014, United Bank (established in 1882) and Rockville Bank (established 1858) completed a transformational merger of equals by bringing together two financially strong, independent-minded institutions to create the premier community bank in New England with more than 50 branches in two states and over $5.4 billion in assets. The new United Bank is a state chartered bank headquartered in Glastonbury Conn. with regional offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information on United Bank, please visit www.bankatunited.com