Middlesex United Way receives $48,500 grant from Liberty Bank foundation

The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $48,500 grant to Middlesex United Way to support the annual appeal.

“Middlesex United Way continues to be a beacon of hope for the people in our community who are dealing with a difficult situation,” said Sue Murphy, Executive Director of the Liberty Bank Foundation. ”Knowing that they are here to help in any way possible gives the people who may be struggling, a helping hand, and hope for the future.”

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations within Liberty Bank’s market area.  The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low or moderate income by investing in three areas:  education to promote economic success for children and families; affordable housing; and nonprofit capacity building.  Along with its grantmaking, the foundation strives to foster the convening and collaboration of nonprofits, funders, business, and government to address community issues. 

"The Liberty Bank Foundation and Middlesex United Way share a common vision for our community's success," said Kevin Wilhelm, executive director of Middlesex United Way. "We are incredibly grateful for their long-standing generous support.  They are partners in every sense of the word."

The vision of the Middlesex United Way is to be the leader in bringing partners and resources together to address the root causes of social problems in Middlesex County, and to promote the growth of vibrant, inclusive communities where inspired, caring people, and organizations provide opportunity and support for all.

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest mutual bank, with more than $4 billion in assets and 55 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named as a “Top Workplace” by the Hartford Courant for four consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.


Photo: Members of the Middlesex United Way received a grant check for $48,500 from the Liberty Bank Foundation to support their many programs and efforts throughout the community and surrounding area in 2016.  L- R: Harry Eben Burr, Middlesex United Way; Kati Hensel, Middlesex United Way; Kevin Wilhelm, Middlesex United Way; Chandler Howard, President & CEO, Liberty Bank.