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 6,500 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 2017.

  • Free financial education sessions presented: 31

  • Individuals assisted with no-cost financial counseling: 1,921

  • Donations made to area charities, non-profit organizations and schools: 139

  • Dollars raised and donated to local charities, community projects, non-profit organizations and schools: $212,000

  • Community and charitable events participated in: 91

  • Community and charitable events sponsored with financial support: 177

  • Community and charitable events sponsored with volunteers: 202

  • Total staff hours volunteered: 6,500


Community Spotlight

  •  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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  •  Bean Farm is The Summit Vendor of the Month Feature Image

    Bean Farm is The Summit Vendor of the Month

    Livonia’s Bean Farm is October’s Vendor of the Month at the Rochester Public Market. For over fifty years, the Beans have been growing and selling a variety of produce, including turnips, carrots, peppers, squash and potatoes. The farm’s main crops are beets and, of course, beans. The Summit Vendor of the Month award recognizes those […]

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  •  Vendor of the Month: Eaton Farms Feature Image

    Vendor of the Month: Eaton Farms

    August’s recipient of The Summit Vendor of the Month is Eaton Farms of Ontario, New York. The award is given to vendors at the City of Rochester Public Market who, like The Summit, offer locally-grown products and demonstrate a commitment to the Rochester community. Eaton Farms sells a wide variety of produce, flowers and other plants […]

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  •  Vendor of the Month: Moll Farms Feature Image

    Vendor of the Month: Moll Farms

    Moll Farms of Williamson is The Summit Vendor of the Month at the Rochester Public Market for September. The award is given to vendors at the City of Rochester Public Market who, like The Summit, offer locally-grown products and demonstrate a commitment to the Rochester community. Moll Farms sells a variety of produce at the Market, […]

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  •  Vendor of the Month: Paul Watson Greenhouses Feature Image

    Vendor of the Month: Paul Watson Greenhouses

    Paul Watson Greenhouses is The Summit Vendor of the Month for July, 2018. The award is given to vendors at the City of Rochester Public Market who, like The Summit, offer locally-grown products and demonstrate a commitment to the Rochester community. Paul Watson Greenhouses, located in Rush, sells flowers and plants at the Market and […]

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  •  Wine & Chocolate Funds Presented to Rochester Regional Breast Center Feature Image

    Wine & Chocolate Funds Presented to Rochester Regional Breast Center

    With the help of those who attended The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival in Rochester this January, The Summit was able to raise $2500 to directly benefit Rochester Regional Breast Center. The donation was celebrated at a check presentation March 16th at Rochester Regional Health’s main facility.

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