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Connecticut Appleseed Honors Webster with 'Good Apple Award'

(11/03/10) — Webster was honored today for its philanthropy in the community and support of the Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc., with the organization's Good Apple Award for 2010.


Webster Executive Vice President John Ciulla (photo) accepted the Good Apple Award on behalf of Webster from Martin L. Budd, chair of Connecticut Appleseed's Board of Directors, at a reception in Hartford. Connecticut Appleseed is a statewide, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to develop solutions for the causes, rather than the symptoms, of Connecticut's social problems.


Connecticut Mission of Mercy organizes free dental care clinics for the state’s at-risk population. “Bank-on-Connecticut” is a new program to encourage those without bank accounts and those who could benefit from additional bank services to join the mainstream banking system by establishing no- or low-cost checking or savings accounts with banks and to avoid the high fees of payday lenders and check cashing establishments.


“It is an honor to be recognized by an organization such as Connecticut Appleseed that does so much for the community, and we are pleased to support two of its key initiatives,” Ciulla said. “Connecticut Mission of Mercy has done phenomenal work providing free dental care for those most in need. Bank on Connecticut is a great example of public-private initiative that helps individuals develop valuable money management skills that will last a lifetime.”