The Summit In The Community

We are immensely proud of the level at which our employees volunteer on behalf of local charitable efforts. Last year, through leadership positions as well as hands-on work, our employees volunteered a total of approximately 6,750 hours. It’s an astonishing number, but not surprising. With every member interaction, our employees put this giving spirit into action.

Giving back to our communities

At The Summit, we believe that to fully serve our members, we also need to serve their communities. To fulfill this commitment, The Summit supports hundreds of local charities through in-kind donations, event sponsorships and participation in fundraising activities.

Here are just a few of our contributions in the Rochester region in 2018.

  • Free financial education sessions presented: 44

  • Individuals assisted with no-cost financial counseling: 2,492

  • Donations made to area charities, non-profit organizations and schools: 161

  • Dollars raised and donated to local charities, community projects, non-profit organizations and schools: $226,700

  • Community and charitable events participated in: 136

  • Community and charitable events sponsored with financial support: 142

  • Community and charitable events sponsored with volunteers: 192

  • Total staff hours volunteered: 6,750


Community Spotlight

  •  Funds for Buffalo-Niagara AHA Presented Feature Image

    Funds for Buffalo-Niagara AHA Presented

    The Summit presented a check for $3670 to the Buffalo-Niagara American Heart Association. The funds were raised at the Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival in January and from other initiatives. In turn, the AHA donated $500 in gym gear to St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.   Pictured L to R: Bryan Booke (St. Mary’s), […]

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  •  Syracuse Law Enforcement Honored at Golisano Upstate Children’s Hospital Feature Image

    Syracuse Law Enforcement Honored at Golisano Upstate Children’s Hospital

    For Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, The Summit joined patients of Golisano Upstate Children’s Hospital and their families for dinner, provided by Chik-fil-A of Cicero. We also presented a $1000 donation to the hospital on behalf of Syracuse Police and Onondaga Sheriffs, who gave out police-themed prizes and answered questions for the kids.  

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  •  ROC the Taste Check Presented Feature Image

    ROC the Taste Check Presented

    Earlier this month, representatives from The Summit Federal Credit Union and Tops Markets gathered with community members to present a checks to Wilmot Cancer Institute and Honor Flight Rochester. The checks contained money raised at the inaugural ROC the Taste festival, held this July in Parcel 5, downtown Rochester, and includes proceeds from activities at […]

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  •  The Summit Sponsors Ronald McDonald House Telethon Feature Image

    The Summit Sponsors Ronald McDonald House Telethon

    As part of our mission to support organizations that strengthen our communities, The Summit sponsored last week’s WBEE telethon for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester. Thank you, Ronald McDonald House, for helping families who face challenging health situations.  

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  •  Taste of Syracuse Checks Presented to Beneficiaries Feature Image

    Taste of Syracuse Checks Presented to Beneficiaries

    Representatives from The Summit Federal Credit Union, Galaxy Events and Tops Friendly Markets were at The Summit’s Erie Boulevard Branch on September 26th to present 2018 Taste of Syracuse beneficiaries with the proceeds raised at the event. Vera House, Inc. and Clear Path for Veterans each received checks, both ceremonial and real, for eleven thousand dollars. The […]

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