Boston Business Journal Names PeoplesBank a “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor” For Ninth Year.
Matthew Bannister, Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Thomas Senecal, President and CEO, will be adding a ninth “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor Award” to the bank’s collection. The Boston Business Journal named PeoplesBank to its list of leading corporate community supporters at its 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on Sept. 8.
Boston, MA (September 8, 2016) – Eighty-five Massachusetts companies were honored at the Boston Business Journal’s 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on Sept. 8 at the EpiCenter at Artists for Humanity in Boston. For the ninth time, PeoplesBank was among the companies included, this year finishing 48th on the statewide list and 3rd for companies headquartered in Western Massachusetts.
"The contributions these companies make to Massachusetts are incredibly impressive and go a long ways toward helping strengthen the communities we live in," said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones.
“Our mutual charter supports everything we do and why we are succeeding as a community bank,” suggested Matthew Bannister, Vice President Corporate Responsibility at PeoplesBank who accepted the award at the Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on behalf of the bank’s associates. “Because of our mutual charter and related values, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes.”
The Boston Business Journal’s “Top Corporate Charitable Contributors” list is composed of companies that gave at least $100,000 to Massachusetts-based charities in 2015.
About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $110 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects.
As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 6,000 hours to volunteer work each year, and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the boards of directors and committees of 115 nonprofit organizations in the area.
As a mutual bank, PeoplesBank is responsible to its depositors, employees, and the community. This organizational structure allows us to focus on the long-term viability of the bank and the best interests of our customers.
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