Webster Bank Donates $30,000 to The Governor’s Prevention Partnership for Mentoring Initiatives

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Webster Bank has donated $30,000 to The Governor’s Prevention Partnership to support its mentoring initiatives throughout the state. This donation marks an investment of over $300,000 from the bank over the past twenty years.

Webster Bank is the first company to participate in The Partnership’s 30 for 30 campaign which seeks donations of $30,000 or more in recognition of its 30th anniversary in 2019.

Webster Bank’s commitment to Connecticut’s youth is demonstrated through its mentoring program in which more than 100 Webster employees serve as mentors to children in school-based mentoring programs throughout the state and in neighboring states.

The bank provides time for employees to mentor during the work day, committing more than 5,000 hours annually for program serves as a model for other companies and has been recognized nationally by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

“Webster Bank has worked with The Partnership since 2002 to ensure quality mentoring programs are available statewide,” said Jill Spineti, CEO of The Partnership. “Webster Bank’s outstanding leadership in corporate responsibility and youth mentoring has set the bar high in Connecticut and we applaud the spirit of their commitment which positively impacts the lives of so many children each year.”

“We are fortunate to have a skilled team of professionals at the Partnership who we count on to help strengthen Webster’s Mentoring Program,” said Kathryn Luria, senior vice president, Community Affairs and Philanthropy. “With so many young people seeking mentors, The Partnership’s efforts to advocate for mentoring while incorporating best practices into their approach is invaluable. As a longtime funder, and former board member, we are pleased to support them with this grant recognizing their 30th anniversary.”

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About the Governor’s Prevention Partnership

The Governor's Prevention Partnership equips, empowers, and connects organizations, communities, and families to prevent substance abuse, underage drinking, and violence among youth and promotes positive outcomes for all young people in Connecticut. Created in 1989, the Governor’s Prevention Partnership is a not-for-profit partnership between state government and business leaders. Learn more at www.PreventionWorksCT.org.

About Webster Bank
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association and its HSA Bank division. With $27.3 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services through 157 banking centers and 319 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and online banking. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, which provides health savings account trustee and administrative services. Webster Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.

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