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Webster Celebrates 75 Years of Caring with the United Way

(8/9/10) —Webster Bank is celebrating 75 years of caring this summer and fall with a series of fundraisers that are part of the Webster Employee Community Campaign for the United Way.


The fundraisers include four events where top executives and their teams of managers wash employees' cars, three Fridays in August, September and October where employees can wear jeans, and other initiatives.


"Our goal is to not only raise funds for United Way chapters and partner agencies across the bank's market areas, but to have some fun at the same time," said Bob Twomey, who chairs this year's campaign and is also Webster's regional president for Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


This year, Webster marks 75 years of helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals.


"Giving of ourselves in the communities we serve has been an integral part of who we are since Harold Webster Smith founded the bank in the Great Depression as an institution of neighbors helping neighbors," said Kathy Luria, vice president, community affairs. "We support the United Way because of the broad safety net of human services it offers. By supporting the United Way, we in turn support hundreds of worthy programs across the four states we serve."


Last year, the Webster Employee Community Campaign for the United Way raised more than $1.12 million.


In photo, Webster employee Tamra Frank makes change for co-worker Birong Su, left, as co-worker Dennis Matthews soaps up Su's car at the United Way executive car wash held at Webster headquarters in Waterbury, Conn.