WATERBURY, Conn. - Webster Bank has raised $1.2 million through its recently completed 2011 employee community campaign for the United Way - a bank record for a yearly fundraising effort.
The amount generated makes Webster one of Connecticut’s largest contributors to the United Way. The money will go to more than 40 United Way chapters and more than 100 United Way partner agencies across Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Westchester County, N.Y.
The campaign consisted of several one-time fundraisers over the course of the year, including an online auction, a “Jeans in July” event and a corporate contribution.
“I want to thank everyone who participated in the campaign for helping us accomplish this remarkable achievement,” said Diana Pagliarini, chairwoman for the campaign and chief operating risk officer for the bank.