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Ion Bank Foundation Announces Community Awards Program Winners

The Ion Bank Foundation announced the winners of its Community Awards Program at a special ceremony awarding grants totaling $60,000 to 56 local non-profit organizations.

The program, which kicked off in January, encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the Foundation. Over 1,873 customers voted this year and organizations that received at least 1% of the total votes received a grant. In addition, for those receiving less than 1% of the total votes, a $500 grant was awarded to twenty randomly selected eligible recipients.

“This program is a wonderful collaboration between our customers, Foundation and the organizations that our customers feel have the most impact to local communities,” said Charles J. Boulier III, Ion Bank President and CEO. “Our customers are very passionate about their local charities and this program is a wonderful way for them to recognize those organizations and have a say in how our Foundation's funds are distributed.”

2016 Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards Program Winners

Community Awards Winner Town / City Amount
St. Mary Church Naugatuck $3,728.69
St. Anthony Church Prospect $2,734.38
Theresa's Battleship Foundation, Inc. Cheshire $2,485.80
Seven Angels Theatre Waterbury $2,024.15
St. Francis of Assisi Church Naugatuck $1,953.13
Meriden Humane Society Meriden $1,917.61
St. Francis St. Hedwig School Naugatuck $1,917.61
Middlebury Elderly & Social Services Middlebury $1,882.10
Team Beta – Nonnewaug High School Woodbury $1,882.10
NHS Swimming Alumni Naugatuck $1,740.06
Seymour Pink Inc. Seymour $1,669.03
Better Days Rescue Fund Southbury $1,633.52
Naugatuck High School Soccer Booster Club Naugatuck $1,526.99
GIL Foundation, Inc. Prospect $1,455.97
St. Bridget School Cheshire $1,349.43
Prospect Congregational Church Prospect $1,313.92
Howard Whittemore Memorial Library Naugatuck $1,278.41
Three Saints Orthodox Church Ansonia $1,278.41
Middlebury Congregational Church Middlebury $1,171.88
Naugatuck Special Olympics Naugatuck $1,100.85
Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. Ansonia $1,065.34
Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc. Meriden $1,029.83
House of Heroes Connecticut Hamden $1,029.83
Beacon Falls Congregational Church Beacon Falls $958.81
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury Waterbury $958.81
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center Naugatuck $923.30
Naugatuck YMCA Naugatuck $923.30
Ecumenical Food Bank Naugatuck $887.78
Naugatuck Baseball League Naugatuck $852.27
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. Waterbury $816.76
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury Waterbury $816.76
St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury Waterbury $816.76
Oxford Special Olympics Oxford $781.25
Palace Theater Waterbury $745.74
Naugatuck Valley Community Church Naugatuck $674.72
Prospect Senior Center Prospect $674.72
Are You Dense, Inc. Woodbury $500.00
Audubon Center Bent of the River Southbury $500.00
Boy Scout Troop 138 Naugatuck $500.00
Boys & Girls Club of Meriden Meriden $500.00
Brass City Harvest Inc. Waterbury $500.00
Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. Seymour $500.00
Friends of the Ansonia Library Ansonia $500.00
Friends of the Watertown Library Association Watertown $500.00
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries Waterbury $500.00
Jane Doe No More, Inc. Naugatuck $500.00
Meriden YMCA Meriden $500.00
Naugatuck Education Foundation Naugatuck $500.00
Naugatuck Historical Society Naugatuck $500.00
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Meriden $500.00
PHS GradNite Southbury $500.00
Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation Waterbury $500.00
The Susie Foundation Beacon Falls $500.00
Treasured Time Seymour $500.00
United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls Naugatuck $500.00
Watertown First Robot, Inc. Watertown $500.00
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