United Bank's Investment in the Community Tops $1.2 Million
William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Bank, today proudly announced that United Bank and their two charitable foundations invested more than $1.2 million in over 300 community partners dedicated to serving communities throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
United Bank reported that from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, the Bank and their two Foundations combined – United Bank Foundation Massachusetts and United Bank Foundation Connecticut – invested approximately $1.2 million in the communities they serve, including 304 non-profit organizations they partnered with last year. This $1.2 million includes program support, event sponsorships and other community investments.
“At United Bank, being a dedicated partner in our communities means so much more to us than just providing the first-class products and services our customers rely on. Investments in our communities, strong community partnerships and dedicated employee volunteerism are also enduring legacies of United Bank,” said Crawford. “We want our customers to trust that we are not only a bank that will help them achieve their personal and business banking goals but we’re also their long-standing community partner in making our neighborhoods an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Some of the many local partners in Connecticut and Massachusetts that have benefited from United’s community investments in 2016 include: Connecticut Science Center; Baystate Medical Center; Veterans Inc. of Worcester; Hartford Marathon Foundation; Springfield Thunderbirds; Providence Ministries; Asnuntuck Community College; Manchester Community College; Aurora Foundation for Women & Girls; United Way of Central Mass; Human Resources Unlimited; Hamden/North Haven YMCA; Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven; Cardinal Shehan Center; Housatonic Community College Foundation; Human Services Council; various Boys & Girls Clubs; local Rotary Clubs; and many more.
In addition, United continues to invest in their unique “PATH Plus” community partnership program in Connecticut and Massachusetts, an initiative they started in 2015 that directly assists low-to-moderate income individuals or families achieve their dream of homeownership by providing free financial education on home buying and money management.
For more information on United’s grant-making criteria and guidelines and to download the application to become a community partner with the Bank, please visit www.bankatunited.com and click on “Charitable Giving” in the “About Us” section.