our awards

the webster five foundation

The Webster Five Foundation provides grants to local nonprofit organizations or programs that support expanding or improving access to education, culture and the arts, social services, charitable activities and community development. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $2 million to a range of organizations.

Guidelines for grant applications:

  • Eligibility: The Webster Five Foundation provides charitable contributions only to not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. The Webster Five Foundation will consider requests from organizations that are based in or will directly benefit Webster Five’s delineated community in amounts ranging from $1,000-$15,000. Webster Five’s delineated community includes the cities and towns in which we have a branch and the surrounding communities. Click here for a list of our branch locations.
  • Types of organizations the Foundation will support: youth services, senior services, and health and social services.
  • Types of support: annual campaigns, program development and emergency funds.
  • The Foundation will not support: individuals, political organizations/candidates, churches, synagogues, mosques, fraternal organizations, employment unions and tax-supported entities. Exceptions to the tax-supported entity exclusion will be considered for library capital campaigns that are supported by a private funding program.
  • The Foundation discourages repeat requests for funding for the same programs/projects, however a repeat request for funding should be well-documented.
  • Requests due to unusual or emergency circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Review process: The Webster Five Foundation’s Board of Directors meets four times per year. Applications are due on the 15th of March, June, September and December. A written response will be provided to all applicants by the end of the following month.
  • Applying for grant(s) and questions: To download and print a grant application, please click below. Applications and questions should be addressed to:
    Sam Bitar Executive Director Webster Five Foundation 10 A Street Auburn, MA 01501 508-438-3555 foundation@web5.com

Webster Five Foundation Grant Application

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Your privacy is important to us.

You provide important information about yourself to a variety of businesses and organizations. The same is true when you do business with our financial institution. You're asked to provide us with certain personal information that helps us give you better service and complete your transactions more effectively. We work diligently to safeguard the information you give to us. In fact, we developed the following policy to ensure your confidentiality and maintain your confidence in our institution. This policy details the strict standards we have in place. For this reason, we ask that you please read the following information carefully.

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our commitment to community

Our best investment of all.

Webster Five always has been and always will be involved in charitable and civic efforts to better our community. That’s why we developed the Webster Five Web of Caring to Make a Difference program — it’s a way for our bank and employees to make a positive impact in the communities we serve by supporting organizations and programs dedicated to various causes.

Through our Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, we’ve provided millions of dollars in charitable contributions to local nonprofit organizations and programs.

Our employees have also generously donated their time, talent and energy to civic organizations, social service agencies, religious groups and other efforts that support elderly citizens and other individuals who need help. The way we see it, investing in our community pays dividends for everyone.


officers, corporators and directors

  • President/CEO: Donald F. Doyle
  • Secretary: David S. Bayer II
  • Chairman: Daniel W. Ivascyn
  • Vice Chairman: Stephen H. Charniak
  • Treasurer: Brian S. Westerlind
  • Maura E. Aniello*
  • Jane E. Bania*
  • Bert Baldarelli
  • David S. Bayer, II*
  • Mark P. Bilotta
  • Susan J. Black
  • Jeffrey Borus
  • Kevin F. Brassard
  • Jennie L. Caissie
  • Stephen H. Charniak*
  • Benjamin A. Craver*
  • Donald F. Doyle*
  • Jacklyn A. Fleming
  • Robert S. Haddon
  • Michael P. Hopkins
  • Daniel W. Ivascyn*
  • Michael L. Jalbert*
  • Michael L. Jarominski, Jr.
  • Steven R. Jussaume
  • Richard C. Lawton
  • Richard T. Leahy*
  • Ralph H. Leonard
  • Roland P. Malboeuf
  • Donald O. Maloney, Jr.*
  • James A. Maniatis
  • Paul G. Martland*
  • Robert E. McKenna*
  • Randall J. Morse, MD
  • Kathleen A. Myshrall
  • Eldon D. Pond, III
  • Robert L. Puchalski
  • Eric A. Rosen*
  • Mark J. Ruggeri
  • Edward J. Ruggeri*
  • John A. Shea
  • Andrew F. Sylvia*
  • E. Charles Tidman, III
  • Marilyn L. Travinski
  • Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham


mortgage lending team

You might spend a lot of time finding the perfect home. But you don’t have to look far for the perfect home mortgage. Trust the lending team at Webster Five. It’s their job to help you find the right mortgage and terms for you. We offer everything from fixed-rate and variable-rate mortgages to special first-time homebuyer and special home ownership programs. Our lenders have helped hundreds of people afford their dream home, with competitive or specially discounted rates as well as easy requirements. Best of all, they make the process clear, transparent, efficient and effortless.

branch managers

At Webster Five, our branch managers are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and supervising our operations to ensure prompt attention to your needs. They care about our community and Webster Five’s role in supporting it. You might even see your local branch manager at the grocery store or a school event from time to time. Don't be surprised if he or she remembers you by name. It’s our job to get to know you. And we encourage you to get to know us.

business banking team

Our WebFive for Business team combines a wealth of banking experience and business knowledge to help you manage and build your business with greater ease and assurance.

They’ve helped thousands of companies take off and grow strong. They understand the challenges you face and have all the financial tools, resources and progressive services you need to meet those challenges head-on. They also know what a bank must provide to give you a competitive edge, like quick loan decisions, competitive rates and time-saving services. With no hidden fees or red tape to hold you up, they’re a true partner in your success.

To learn more about our impressive business products and services that we can tailor to the needs of your business, contact our business banking team at 508-890-8606 or email us.

senior management team

With decades of banking experience under their collective belts, our senior managers drive growth and change to improve our customers’ banking experiences at all touch points. They also create a culture that allows our employees to do their best work, feel valued and grow within the organization. On a daily basis, they provide oversight to ensure our departments operate effectively and efficiently, while adhering to a consistent code of ethics and values. Most of our senior managers have lived in South Central Massachusetts for the majority of their lives. They have a deep connection to this community, and it shows in the numerous boards they serve on outside the bank.

our promise

The forward-thinking bank that never forgets where it came from.

It’s an exciting time to be a bank. Advances in technology are enabling customers to bank with a level of convenience and speed that was once unimaginable. At Webster Five, we’re taking full advantage of today’s technology by offering online and mobile banking, a host of electronic cash management services for businesses, an expanded ATM network and valuable checking account features like our “Swipe&Save” automated savings service. Likewise, we’re continuously assessing the diverse and changing needs of our customers — which is why we offer a wide range of products, from basic checking and savings accounts to more comprehensive interest-bearing accounts and a full range of mortgages, loans and investment services.

But even though we’re moving forward, we’ll never forget the importance of giving back to the community that has supported us for over a century. Through our Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, we’ve distributed millions of dollars in charitable contributions to local nonprofit organizations, while our employees have donated their time and energy to civic organizations, social services and community causes.

We also believe that being a great community bank means providing outstanding personalized attention. In a world that has gravitated to impersonal service and automated phone messages, you’ll find Webster Five a refreshing change. We empower each and every employee to take personal initiative in serving our customers. This includes opening accounts, addressing questions and solving problems, and informing you about products and services. No more standing around waiting for the right person to help you. When you enter Webster Five, anyone can help you with any need, because everyone is your Personal Banker.

When you add it all up, you’ll agree we’re different, we’re better and you can believe it.

our history

A century and a half of service, support and strength.

On March 10, 1868, Webster Five opened for business with 20 deposits made at our first location on Main Street in Webster, MA. Two years and 710 depositors later, the bank moved to a larger space down the street where we could better serve our growing customer base.

As the community grew, so did the bank. And throughout the 20th century, Webster Five saw significant success, while also enduring the Great Depression. During the postwar housing boom, many area residents came to Webster Five for mortgages, loans and savings accounts. Local businesses also relied heavily on the bank during this time of commercial and community growth.

In 1954, our headquarters became the iconic red brick building at 290 Main Street. After we opened our new headquarters on Thompson Road in 1980, 290 Main Street became our downtown office and remained a nostalgic icon in Webster until closing its doors in 2009. To better serve the needs of surrounding communities, Webster Five opened branches in Oxford and Dudley during the 1960s and 1970s, and has since expanded to Auburn, Worcester and Shrewsbury.

Strengthening our position as a financial leader in the community, Webster Five was one of the first banks in Massachusetts to start offering NOW checking and a totally free checking account. As we embrace the changing needs of our customers, we have adopted online banking and enhanced technology to make banking easier and more convenient.

Today, supported by our solid history and secure financial base, Webster Five has a reputation for outstanding personal service, community support and fiscal strength. In addition, our expanded branch network has made it more convenient than ever for area residents and businesses to bank with us.