February 7, 2022
EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS – bankESB and its employees recently made donations of more than $60,000 to two United Way organizations in Western Massachusetts.
Employees pledged more than $35,000 of their own funds in support of the bank’s United Way workplace campaign. Combined with the bank’s direct contribution, the campaign total of $60,109 will be divided between the United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region and the United Way of Pioneer Valley, as determined by the employees. The campaign provides employees with the opportunity to donate and direct funds, advocating for causes that are most important to them.
As a long-time contributor to the United Way, the bank and its employees have donated nearly $585,000 to United Way organizations in Western Massachusetts in the last 10 years alone. The United Way is a volunteer-driven organization that serves residents through its own programs and services as well as those of its partner agencies. The organization works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life – education, financial stability, health, and basic needs.
“United Way helps improve the quality of life for our friends and neighbors throughout Western Massachusetts,” said bankESB President and CEO Matthew S. Sosik. “bankESB and our employees are proud to support the organization because, together, we can help people in these communities unlock their full potential.”
In the Photo:
Front row, left to right: bankESB’s Main St., Easthampton Vice President and Branch Officer Gary Turku, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Dena Hall, and Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Officer Nancy Lapointe; United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region Donor Relations Manager Jenna Farrell; bankESB’s Executive Assistant and United Way workplace campaign coordinator Anne Howland, Social Media Coordinator Leighanne Sullivan, and Human Resources Assistant Eliza Diaz.
Back row, left to right: bankESB President and CEO Matthew S. Sosik and United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region Executive Director John Bidwell.