Eastern Bank honors Wayne Budd and Jacqueline “Jacqui” Budd with the 2017 Community Advocacy Award

June 28, 2017

BOSTON, June 28, 2017 – Eastern Bank recently honored Wayne Budd and Jacqueline “Jacqui” Budd with the bank’s 2017 Community Advocacy Award, which annually recognizes the region’s best community leaders.

Held in celebration of Juneteenth at the Museum of African American History in Boston, the award ceremony recognized Wayne Budd and Jacqui Budd, each, with their own award. The Boston couple was recognized for their tireless dedication to civil rights, justice, philanthropy, and equality for the African American community.

Wayne Budd served as a former U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts and is currently senior counsel at Goodwin Proctor LLP. Jacqui Budd is a philanthropist and current board chair of Dress for Success Boston. The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation made a $10,000 donation to Dress for Success in their honor.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, news finally reached Texas that the Civil War had ended. This occurred more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

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