In the community
Working together with our customers and communities goes far beyond being your bank. We support our bankers to be their best in and out of the workplace. Along with our Corporate Giving and Community Development programs, our active Webster bankers give over 100,000 volunteer hours annually.
Regional and local initiatives
We work to build self-reliant and healthy communities. We do this through a variety of regional and local initiatives along with signature programs, giving Webster bankers the opportunities to make an impact. Here’s where you can find out more.
The financial health and security of the communities we serve is of utmost importance to our bankers. We partner with organizations like Junior Achievement and other non-profits that focus on financial empowerment and entrepreneurship. Organizations like JA who deliver K-12 programs, (now virtually) foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills that build the foundation for thousands of kids to succeed. Over the years, our work with our JA partners has doubled including adding partnerships with new chapters. Plus, when JA turned 100 in 2019, Webster Bank was proud to increase funding and volunteer involvement throughout New England.
Mentoring is a critical tool in our effort to ensure bright futures for our youth. Webster is dedicated to supporting our bankers with a variety of mentoring opportunities – from our nationally recognized school-based program to community-led efforts. Our mentoring program humbly started with a handful of mentors and has grown to over 100 mentors, supported by a team of bankers who provide leadership around recruitment, orientation, and training. Our program adheres to MENTOR (National Mentoring Partnership) standards and each Webster mentor receives an hour of paid time each week during the school year to meet their commitment. Funding and training to ready bankers for virtual mentoring is at the forefront of our efforts today.
We are proud of our long-standing partnership with United Way and strongly believe in their mission to ensure people have access to a broad safety net of human services. As our premier charity, we have raised more than $20 million over two decades through employee pledging, fundraising and corporate donations. Bankers serve in leadership positions and on a variety of committees bringing skill and expertise to United Way chapters across the franchise.