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Spotlight on BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Maureen Zavatone has always believed in giving back to her community. And her company, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, does too. (image)

BNY Mellon has not only been a substantial supporter of ECHN over the years, but has consistently encouraged its employees to be involved. As a member of ECHN’s Business Alliance for Community Health and the Corporate Relations Committee, Maureen works to raise awareness and funds for the organization’s operations and capital improvements.

“It makes perfect sense for us to support ECHN. It’s a terrific hospital providing high-value care to our neighbors east of the river. Several of my colleagues and I live in the towns that ECHN serves, so we personally appreciate ECHN’s work,” she says.

Maureen was originally based at the company’s New York offices, but eagerly came home in 2006 to work in the firm’s newly opened West Hartford office. When BNY Mellon Wealth Management became a sustaining sponsor for the hospital, she promptly got involved with the Business Alliance Community for Health (BACH) as well. “It means a lot to us to be part of organizations where we could meet other professionals who are also committed to giving back,” she says.

Maureen recalls a moving moment at the 2011 Healium Ball when ECHN showed a video tribute to Meg Berté Owen, a cancer patient who eventually lost her fight with the disease.

“The Ball featured a touching video tribute to Meg. It beautifully portrayed her spunk and courage. What a wonderful legacy for her family and friends! It really drove home the importance of ECHN to our community, and I’m proud to be part of it.”

Maureen credits her company for encouraging her and her colleagues to be so active. “BNY Mellon Wealth Management has a great track record of community social responsibility and supports a range of organizations all around the world and in our local community in health care, the arts, serving the underprivileged and more,” she notes.

This philosophy carries over into the wealth manager’s work with high net worth clients, she adds. “We provide clients a whole range of wealth planning advice, including plans for charitable giving and transferring their wealth to the next generation. As we guide them through the complexities, our clients know that as a firm we walk the talk about philanthropy, and we have direct experience working with nonprofits.”

For more information about BNY Mellon Wealth Management, visit them on their website at

BACH at Work: RGH ICU Nurses Station Receives New Floor


When Gary Silverman, owner of CarpetWorks in Manchester and BACH member, heard that the nurses in the ICU at Rockville Hospital were wishing for a new floor for their station and there were no funds in the budget, he paid them a visit. After viewing the damaged existing flooring, he donated and installed a new floor for them. They could not be more pleased. "As a supporter of ECHN, it was my pleasure to provide this service when there was an obvious need," Gary said.
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