The program encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the Foundation. Over 1,675 customers voted this year and organizations that received at least 1% of the total votes received a grant. In addition, for those receiving less than 1% of the total votes, a $500 grant was awarded to twenty randomly selected eligible recipients.
“This program is a wonderful collaboration between our customers, Foundation and the organizations that our customers feel have the most impact to local communities,” said Charles J. Boulier III, Ion Bank President and CEO. “Our customers are very passionate about their local charities and this program is a wonderful way for them to recognize those organizations and have a say in how our Foundation’s funds are distributed.”