WATERTOWN, November 23, 2012- Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) CEO Ronald Dean has announced that the bank will give away $75,000 in customer choice awards this year. The program, in its 17th year, allows WSB customers the opportunity to vote for their favorite local, non-profit organization. Every qualified non-profit that earns at least one percent of the total votes received is awarded funds. Funds are distributed according to the voting results. To qualify the organization must serve the local community in some way and have 501c(3) status. Religious and political organizations are ineligible. Charitable organizations within a church community are eligible.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to be sure your favorite organization receives some much needed funds,” said WSB’s VP of Marketing Carole Katz. “There are hundreds of worthy organizations in our communities; we encourage our customers to organize their vote getting efforts!”
Anyone with a Watertown Savings Bank account can vote. Every customer gets one vote.
Bank customers can go to the watertownsavings.com homepage to cast their vote. The online voting system lists several different organizations from each of the six towns where there are bank branches: Watertown, Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Newton, and Waltham. These are not the only eligible organizations. There is a place to “write-in” an organization’s name, if it is not already listed.
The deadline to vote is Saturday, January 19, 2013. Those without access to a computer can pick up paper ballots at any WSB branch location. The maximum amount distributed to any one organization is $3,500. Funds are distributed at an awards ceremony held each year in March. For further information please call 617-928-2336.