(5/31/11) — Webster Bank kicked off its 2011 Webster Employee Community Campaign for the United Way today with an executive car wash today at its Slater Road facility in New Britain, Conn., hosted by Webster's regional presidents.
The event raised more than $1,000 and is the first of a series of fundraisers that are part of Webster's United Way campaign. Additional executive car washes are planned over the summer, as well as a Jeans in July for the United Way fundraiser and other initiatives that lead up to Webster's employee campaign in the fall. Last year, the Webster Employee Community Campaign for the United Way raised more than $1.16 million.
"The United Way is the primary recipient of Webster's corporate giving because it provides a broad safety net of human services – so by supporting the United Way we support hundreds of very worthy programs across our four-state footprint," said Diana Pagliarini, Webster's general auditor who also serves as the chair for the 2011 Webster Employee Community Campaign for the United Way. "But our goal is to not just raise money for the United Way, but to have fun while we're doing it."
In photo, from left to right, are: Bob Twomey, Webster regional president, MA/RI; Paul Mollica, Webster regional president, Boston; John Ciulla, Webster regional president, Fairfield County; Brendan Sachtjen, Webster regional president, New York; Rick O'Brien, Webster regional president, western Connecticut; and Bob Annon, Webster regional president for northern Connecticut and Springfield, Mass. (Not pictured: Jeff Klaus, Websgter regional president, Connecticut shoreline)