Cornerstone Bank raised $79,397.50 for the United Way of South Central Massachusetts through a combination of employee pledges, a company match and fundraising competitions. This total far surpassed the bank’s previous donations of $64,098 in 2022 and $54,000 in 2021.
“We had a lot of fun with this internal fundraiser,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “Recognizing the essential services the United Way supports in our community, especially during these challenging times, our team dug deep and donated generously. They also came up with some creative ways to boost the final total.”
Cornerstone employees pledged a total of $36,483.60, which was matched by Cornerstone. In addition, company-wide events—including a “Coin Wars” competition, baby picture challenge, and silent auction—further increased the total donation.
“In addition to supporting a vital cause, our team enjoyed the friendly competition and camaraderie these events sparked,” said Tallman.
The United Way of South Central Massachusetts helps families in Southbridge, Charlton, Webster, and Dudley. Its programs support education, family stability, health and safety net services including disaster relief and emergency shelters.