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Senior vice president awarded United Way's highest volunteer honor

(1/25/11) - William E. Wrang, III, senior vice president, commercial real estate at Webster Bank, was honored today with the Middlesex United Way Community Service Award, the highest and most prestigious honor for a United Way volunteer.


"This recognition is the absolute pinnacle of United Way service, representing dedication and longevity," said Kevin J. Wilhelm, executive director of the Middlesex United Way. "For Bill, what began as serving as treasurer for his company's United Way campaign transformed into a passion for 'Living United' every day. We are thrilled to be recognizing our friend with this well-deserved honor."


Wrang (photo) received the award at the organization's annual meeting in Haddam, Conn. Wrang has lent his expertise, knowledge and skills to the Middlesex United Way in numerous volunteer capacities for more than 10 years.


In 1997, he served as treasurer for the United Way Campaign at his previous employer Aetna. He also served as vice chairman and chairman for Webster Bank's United Way Campaigns in 2000 and 2001, respectively. He has served on various committees for the United Way, including finance, endowment, executive, development council and the Tocqueville Society. Wrang has also been chair of the endowment and finance committees, the organization's Campaign Cabinet and was chairman of the Middlesex United Way's 2004 Campaign. He served as an officer of the board of directors as treasurer from 2001 to 2004, then as first vice president from 2006 to 2007 and as board president from 2007 to 2009.


The United Way is Webster's primary philanthropy because the United Way's values are closely aligned with those of Webster and because of the broad safety net of human services the United Way offers through its extensive network of partner agencies.