Quality programming.Usually we rely on our nonprofit friends to run programs … but now and then we come up with a good idea and run with it ourselves.
Here’s a power team for you: Liberty Bank, the Liberty Bank Foundation, and 40-plus Connecticut Rotary Clubs! The goal: to make sure that everyone in our communities sits down to a bountiful feast on Thanksgiving Day.
Each year on the Tuesday after Columbus Day, our Liberty branches and Rotary partners start raising money for Thanksgiving food. Right before turkey day, the foundation kicks in an additional 25 cents for every dollar raised — plus, new this year, we’ll be offering bonus dollars to Rotaries meeting certain incentives! Then our Rotary friends distribute the funds to local agencies that provide food for Thanksgiving to families in their towns.
In 2018, the drive raised $426,607 (including more than $84,000 in matching dollars from Liberty Bank Foundation. Since 2004, we’ve raised over $2 million to feed our neighbors on Thanksgiving. Read the 2018 press release. See the 2018 photos.
Named for a beloved founding director of the Liberty Bank Foundation and past chairman of Liberty Bank, this award honors someone from our service area who has distinguished him/herself as a champion of the cause of diversity. Click here to learn more about the award and the past recipients — they’re an amazing bunch!
If you would like to nominate someone for the 2019 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award, please submit the application by Friday, September 7.