People's United supports Gray House

Date: 4/3/2013

SPRINGFIELD – The People's United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People's United Bank, announced that it has awarded $5,000 to The Gray House in Springfield.

The Gray House, a human service agency, encourages neighbors in transition to achieve a more stable, safe, and productive life through education and community service. The grant from People's United Community Foundation will support The Kids' Club after-school and summer programs, which provide a safe, caring environment where children are served nutritious meals and participate in educational and creative activities.

"The Gray House is honored to receive this grant from People's United Community Foundation and continue our partnership," Dena Calvanese, executive director of The Gray House, said. "People's United Community Foundation's support helps us provide children opportunities to learn, engage in constructive activities, and have fun."

Timothy P. Crimmins Jr., officer of People's United Community Foundation, and President of the Massachusetts Division of People's United Bank said, "The Gray House enhances the early educational experience for many local children and supports the efforts of parents and caregivers in the community. They are a valuable resource to the community and we are proud to contribute to their success. By working together we can truly build a better tomorrow for kids."

Established in 2007, People's United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People's United Bank serves. People's United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of 419 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include community development, youth development, and affordable housing.