The Union Savings Bank Foundation Granted $200,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations

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The Union Savings Bank Foundation Granted $200,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations

By Tribuna Staff

Danbury, CONN. (November 13, 2019) – In keeping with Union Savings Bank’s commitment to making meaningful and positive contributions to individuals, families, businesses and the communities it serves, the USB Foundation recently distributed $200,000 to 20 non-profit organizations.

The range of organizations impacted by these awards include community partners that offer job training opportunities, provide health and nutrition guidance, and cultivate the success of our youth, all while utilizing educational programs to share their mission, a focus that Union Savings Bank and the Foundation are especially passionate about.

“We are so honored to be able to make such a lasting impact in our community in so many different ways through this year’s grant recipients,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO, Cynthia C. Merkle. “Union Savings Bank and the Foundation’s unwavering dedication to giving back has allowed us the opportunity to provide contributions to countless non-profit organizations in the local area.”

Since the Foundation’s inception, over $3 million have been awarded to organizations in our community, which include this year’s recipients.

Ability Beyond (Youth Career Development); After School Arts Program, Inc. (The Metamorphosis Project at Forbes School); Association of Religious Communities, Inc. (Kids in Danbury Schools – “K.I.D.S.”); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT (One to One Mentoring); Community Culinary School of Northwest CT (Employment Skills Training/Job Placement); Danbury Grassroots Academy

(Danbury Grassroots Academy Program); Danbury Music Centre, Inc. (Summer Festival Programs); Danbury Police Activities League (Summer & Fun Experience Healthy Choices); Danbury Schools and Business Collaborative (DSABC School-Based Mentoring Programs); Hillside Food Outreach, Inc. (Hands-On Nutrition Education); Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County (Financial Literacy Night and Danbury School Partnership); Kennedy Center (Strive and Thrive Life Skills Inclusive Teens Educational Programs); Literacy Volunteers on the Green (Programming Support for Adult Learners); Newtown Youth and Family Services (REC Club- For Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders); Northwestern Connecticut YMCA (Early Learning Program); Pratt Nature Center (Educational Outreach Program);

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (Education & Outreach Initiative); Ridgefield Visiting Nursing Association (Mortality and Life Wishes); The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc. (Arts for Everyone and Arts in Education); Women’s Center of Greater Danbury (Community Education, Training and Outreach).

About Union Savings Bank

Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, CT, Union Savings Bank is a $2.2 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust, and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 25 offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions. Union Savings Bank established the Union Savings Bank Foundation in 1998 to provide additional contributions to non-profit organizations in the local area.  The Foundation is just one part of the Bank’s comprehensive efforts to give back to the community it serves.

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December 14, 2019

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