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United Bank Foundation Massachusetts Celebrates Junior Achievement of Western Mass 100th Anniversary

United Bank Foundation Massachusetts Celebrates Junior Achievement of Western Mass 100th Anniversary

(West Springfield, Mass.: April 29, 2019) In their continued and unwavering community partnership with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts is pleased to announce they unanimously approved a $5,000 sponsorship of JA’s 100th Anniversary Gala: The Roaring ‘20s Are Back!

The Great Gatsby-themed event will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at MGM Springfield.

In addition to the $5,000 sponsorship of the centennial gala, United Bank’s Massachusetts charitable foundation approved a total of $15,000 in recent years to bring financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial programs to K through 12 students in Western Massachusetts. The programs teach students concepts related to budgeting, saving and money management with the intent of promoting good financial habits.

Also, United Bank employees have been longtime active volunteers in Junior Achievement, enthusiastically investing their time and expertise to help teach financial literacy in area schools.

“Over the years, United Bank and our employees have been dedicated partners in helping JA of Western Mass make a real and meaningful difference in the financial well-being of so many young people and their families,” said Dan Flynn, President of the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts and EVP/Chief Operating Officer of Wholesale Banking at United. “Our $5,000 sponsorship of JA’s centennial celebration on May 4 is just another way of joining so many other generous individual and corporate supporters in ‘honoring, recognizing, celebrating and sustaining’ 100 years of empowering youth in Western Mass.”