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David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank and President of the Liberty Bank Foundation, today announced they recently awarded five nonprofits with $5,000 each in recognition of the Bank’s 198th Birthday.

As part of Liberty’s birthday celebration on May 4, 2023, the team came up with a creative idea to provide ‘birthday gifts’ in the aggregate amount of $25,000 to five community organizations on behalf of the Liberty Bank Foundation.

Liberty teammates had the opportunity to vote on their favorite charity from a list of three nonprofits in each of the following regions they serve: Central North, Central South, Eastern, Western and Massachusetts. Based on the final vote count, the following five nonprofits received a $5,000 donation from the Liberty Bank Foundation:

  • House of Heroes (Hamden, CT)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley
  • Middlesex Habitat for Humanity
  • New London Community Meal Center
  • The Food Bank of Western Mass

“At 198 years old, Liberty is the largest and oldest independent mutual bank in the country. So when we have a birthday celebration like we did on May 4, we always want to include our customers and communities to celebrate with us,” said Glidden. “What better rewarding and engaging way than asking our teammates to vote on the five deserving nonprofits. It made our 198th birthday a special one inside the Bank and out in our communities.”

To learn more about the Liberty Bank Foundation and its grant guidelines, visit To read Liberty Bank’s latest impact report and learn more about their all-encompassing support for our communities beyond traditional banking services, visit Liberty Bank 2021 Impact Report.


About Liberty Bank Foundation

Since its inception in 1997, Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $16 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Liberty Bank’s market area.  Following the Bank’s ‘Be Community Kind’ spirit, the Foundation seeks to improve the lives of individuals and families by investing in three key areas:  Education & Training, Food Insecurity and Affordable Housing.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is the oldest and largest independent mutual bank in the country. With more than $7 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant every year since 2012 and designated a 2021 and 2022 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.