Watertown Savings Hands Out $150K to Local Non-Profits

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The following information was provided by Watertown Savings Bank:

In a series of videos that aired recently, Watertown Savings Bank (WSB)
honored the 32 non-profit winners of their Annual Customer Choice Awards.

“In celebration of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary in 2020, we have awarded $150,000 in donations to 32 local non-profits, as voted on by WSB customers,” said Bank President & CEO Brett Dean. “This year’s winners represent five different towns, and dozens of volunteers who help hundreds of people in their communities.”

Organizations that received one percent of the total number of votes cast, received a donation. Voting took place from October-December 2019. The Awards Night planned in April was canceled in light of the current social distancing rules.

“We wanted to still celebrate and honor the non-profits and all of the great work that they do, so we had to get creative,” Dean said.

The Bank worked with Dan McCarthy/DM Productions to create the virtual awards presentation, which is now available to view on WSB’s website: watertownsavings.com or their Facebook page.

For information about WSB’s Customer Choice Awards program, contact the Bank’s Community Relations Office at 617-928-2336.

2020 Customer Choice Award Winners

  • Arlington EATS $2,500
  • Ciociaro Social Club of Massachusetts, Inc., Newton $2,500
  • Helen Robinson Wright Fund, Watertown $2,500
  • Lady Hawks Hoopsters Boosters, Inc. of Waltham High School $2,500
  • Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School, Newton $2,500
  • Operation American Soldier, Watertown $2,500
  • Sacred Heart Food Pantry, Waltham $2,500
  • Watertown Catholic Collaborative, Saint Vincent de Paul Society $2,500
  • Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC), Watertown $3,000
  • The Chaisson Family Foundation, Watertown $3,000
  • Sonny Whooley Foundation, Inc., Watertown $3,000
  • Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center $3,000
  • Watertown Free Public Library $3,000
  • The Cat Connection, Waltham $3,500
  • Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown $3,500
  • Saint Jude, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Waltham $3,500
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 14, Watertown $4,000
  • Saint Luke’s, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Belmont $4,000
  • Taxiarchae Greek Church Charitable Fund, Watertown $4,000
  • Waltham Boys and Girls Club $4,000
  • Watertown Catholic Food Pantry $4,000
  • Watertown Food Pantry $4,000
  • Saint Mary’s After-School Program, Waltham $5,000
  • Saint Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School, Watertown $5,000
  • Our Lady’s, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Waltham $5,500
  • Sons and Daughters of Italy #1036, Watertown $6,000
  • Sayat Nova Armenian Dance Company, Watertown $6,500
  • Armenian Relief Society, Watertown $8,000
  • Eva’s Kitties, Inc., Newton $9,500
  • Friends of Belmont SPORT $10,000
  • Watertown Boys and Girls Club $10,000
  • Saint James ACYOA, Watertown $15,000

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