MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Dan Moriarty, President and CEO of Monson Savings Bank, and Carolyn Balicki, Branch Manager and Retail Banking AVP Officer, recently met at the Wilbraham branch of Monson Savings Bank for the president of Wilbraham United Players. , Shelly Capen with a contribution of $1,750.
The Wilbraham United Players received the most votes in the 2022 Monson Savings Bank Community Giving Initiative, placing them among the top winners. Monson Savings’ annual community giving initiative invites the public to vote for the charity they would like to see supported by the local bank.
“The Wilbraham United Players are a great grassroots organization that brings creativity and culture to the town of Wilbraham and surrounding communities through theater,” said Dan Moriarty, President and CEO. “The past few years have been difficult for all arts organizations, so we are extremely pleased to present this donation to support local arts. We are happy to see the Wilbraham United Players back in action this year.
The Wilbraham United Players have been performing musicals, comedies and tragedies for audiences of all ages since 1956. This non-profit organization headquartered in Wilbraham brings together people from all walks of life and from across the Pioneer Valley.
Until 1984, the theater company produced an operetta every two years with a primary focus on Gilbert and Sullivan. Popular hits like Chicago, Steel Magnolias, Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance, The Great Gatsby and The Light in the Piazza have been added to the Wilbraham United Players repertoire in recent years.
The Wilbraham United Players’ Council has decided that no production will be scheduled until 2022 due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, the Wilbraham United Players have planned and prepared the most excellent theatrical performance for the audience.
“The Wilbraham United Players are grateful to Monson Savings Bank and all the support the Bank provides to local nonprofits, like us, through their Community Giving Initiative. We are also extremely grateful to our community members for voting and allowing us to receive this generous donation,” said Shelly Capen, President of Wilbraham United Players. “As a small organization, we depend on community support to operate.”