This year St. Francis House has had the most successful Boston Marathon campaign yet, raising over $90,000. A huge thanks goes to our premier corporate sponsor, Webster Bank, who was integral in the success of this fundraising campaign.
The Webster Way
Webster Bank demonstrates their commitment to the community they work in through a variety of different efforts. It is part of the fabric of their organization to be involved in a hands on capacity, while also lending the critical financial support needed to continue to support our programs and services.
Debra Drapalla, Regional President of Webster Bank says, “Webster Bank is thrilled to be the Premier Sponsor for the St. Francis House Race Marathon Team and Race to the Finish Line event! St. Francis House transforms people’s lives when they are most vulnerable. Webster Bank is proud to partner with St. Francis House and support their mission of helping people to live productive and independent lives after experiencing homelessness.”
Long Term Corporate Partner
Webster Bank is no stranger to St. Francis House. Working closely with Kathy Luria, Webster Bank’s Director of Philanthropy, we’ve found great synergies for both financial support and volunteer engagement.
Their support has spanned multiple fundraising events, from our annual Shooze Cruise and All the Way Home Gala, to this year offering premier sponsorship of our 2018 Marathon Team and our Race to the Finish Line event, where we celebrate our Marathon team runners who each raised $9,500+ in support of St. Francis House.
Led by Haley Smith, Assistant Banking Center Manager, they have also hosted a shoe drive in their branch locations to allow employees to support our work by donating shoes in honor of One Boston Day.
It’s not unusual to come to St. Francis House and see a group of Webster Bank employees lending a hand in our kitchen and clothing department. We are so grateful for their continued support.