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Susan Paley, vice president of community relations at The Village Bank, has been honored by Pathway to Possible for her steadfast commitment to the wellbeing of Newton.

Pathway to Possible, a nonprofit organization that provides housing, support and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with The Village Bank and Paley.

On September 22 at Pathway’s 50th Anniversary celebration at Brae Burn Country Club, Paley was presented with the Carol Beard Visionary Award for her compassion and dedication to making Newton and the world a better place.

Paley and Beard shared a commitment to giving back and worked together on Newton’s Planning and Development Board.

“Carol was one of those people … so firm in her beliefs and in making sure that the people she cared for most were served,” shared Paley. “It was amazing to learn from her and to be honored with an award in her namesake.”

A lifelong Newton resident, Paley has helped a variety of organizations dedicated to the betterment of our local communities.

She currently serves as vice president of the board of the Newton Cultural Alliance and is on the boards of Family Access of Newton, Newton Community Development Foundation, Historic Newton, and the Rotary Club of Newton. She also is on the advisory council of the Newton Food Pantry.

“The Village Bank would like to extend our sincere thanks to Pathway to Possible for recognizing the dedication of Susan in helping make life better for all in the City of Newton,” said Joseph A. De Vito, president & CEO. “Susan embodies all the qualities of service and has been so instrumental in helping The Village Bank carry out our mission to strengthen our community.”

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