Boston Business Journal Names PeoplesBank a “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor” for Eleventh Year
HOLYOKE, MA (July 20, 2018) – The Boston Business Journal has announced the region's Top Corporate Charitable Contributors and, for the eleventh year in a row, PeoplesBank is among the companies included.
The region's top charitable companies, which include, in many instances, the companies' corporate foundations, will be honored at the Boston Business Journal’s 13th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on the evening of September 6 at Fenway Park in Boston.
“The philanthropic companies on our list this year are outstanding examples of the impact and importance of giving back, and we are excited to be able to honor them,” said Carolyn Jones, Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher.
“Our mutual charter and organizational values support everything we do, and that is why we are succeeding as a community bank,” suggested Matthew Bannister, First Vice President, Marketing & Innovation at PeoplesBank. “We have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through the considerable volunteer efforts of our associates and the millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes we have made over recent years.”
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 2017.
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 $171 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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