EAST HADDAM, CT – Jennifer Height, Liberty Bank’s Moodus branch manager, has been inducted into the Liberty Bank Volunteer Hall of Fame, the bank’s highest honor for community service by its employees. Height was recognized for her long-term and exceptional service to the greater East Haddam area. She was chosen by a panel of employees who previously earned the honor.
In presenting the award, Liberty Bank Executive Director Sue Murphy said, “In East Haddam, Jennifer is known as one of those go-to people who can always be relied on to put her hand in the air when something needs doing.”
Greatest among her community service commitments has been her long-standing association with the Colchester Rotary. Over the years, she has served as the organization’s treasurer, chair of the Thanksgiving Basket drive, and chair of the senior food pantry. “She truly exemplifies the Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self,’” said Murphy.
Height’s many other contributions to the well-being of her community include volunteering for: the Haddam Business Association, the Nathan Hale-Ray Alumni Association, Junior Achievement, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and East Haddam Youth and Family Services.
“Jennifer’s DNA definitely includes that special ‘giving gene’ that is characteristic of the bank’s top volunteers,” said Murphy.
“One of the reasons I chose to work at Liberty Bank is the fact that they not only enable me to give back to my community; they encourage it,” said Jen. “It is very rare to find an employer whose belief in community service reflects your own.”
As a new Hall of Famer, Height is entitled to direct a $1,000 donation from the Liberty Bank Foundation to the nonprofit organization of his choice. She chose the East Haddam Youth and Family Services. Height lives in Moodus with her family.
Liberty Bank fosters the spirit of volunteerism in all its employees by allotting four bankpaid days yearly to serve in their communities. Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $12 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in its market area. Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with $4.9 billion in assets and 55 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named a “Top Workplace” by the Hartford Courant for seven consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.
Photo: Jennifer Height with Chandler Howard, Liberty Bank President and CEO.
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