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 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: 7,000


Community Spotlight

  •  Trillium Staff Get Lunch from The Summit Feature Image

    Trillium Staff Get Lunch from The Summit

    The Business Relations Team at The Summit Federal Credit Union provided one of our Member Organizations, Trillium Health, with lunch for essential staff members last week. These staff members are on the front lines performing Covid-19 testing in our community. Thanking them for their help as we fight this pandemic is just one of the […]

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  •  The Summit Donates to FeedMore WNY Feature Image

    The Summit Donates to FeedMore WNY

    All year, people in Western New York need help getting food to live. With our current situation, even more have become vulnerable to hunger. FeedMore of WNY provides these members of our community with the food they need. The Summit Federal Credit Union recently delivered a check of around $3,000 to FeedMore. The money was […]

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  •  Central New York Branches Take Leap of Kindness Feature Image

    Central New York Branches Take Leap of Kindness

    Leap of Kindness is a nationwide movement to take advantage of this year’s extra day in February to do something kind for others. The Summit’s Syracuse, Cortland and Seneca Falls branches have expanded the day into a week of kind activities. Here’s what’s happening at each branch February 24-29. Please stop in if you’d like […]

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  •  Lending a Paw for Second Chances Feature Image

    Lending a Paw for Second Chances

    Our Erie Boulevard Branch Manager, Christin Vincent, was at the Second Chance Canine Adoption Center this weekend to present a check as well as blankets collected from our blanket drive. Also present were members of the Syracuse Police, Camillus Police and Onondaga Sheriffs, as well as U.S. Representative John Katko. At Second Chance, homeless dogs […]

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  •  The Summit Hosts “Plate” Drive for Hilton Students in Need Feature Image

    The Summit Hosts “Plate” Drive for Hilton Students in Need

    All through December, The Summit Federal Credit Union’s Hilton Branch is selling “plates” to benefit The Cadet Cupboard, a food pantry for students of the Hilton Central School District. Nutritious food is essential for growing children’s mental and physical development. The Cadet Cupboard subtly gives Hilton students in need food to take home from school […]

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  •  The Summit Joins Onondaga Sheriffs for Shop with a Sheriff Feature Image

    The Summit Joins Onondaga Sheriffs for Shop with a Sheriff

    The Summit Federal Credit Union joined the Onondaga County Sheriffs Department for “Shop with a Sheriff” at Target in Clay on Saturday, December 7th. The Summit joined other community sponsors to support the event, which lets children shop for holiday gifts with a member of the Onondaga County Sheriffs Department using donated gift cards. Volunteers […]

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  •  Holiday Wishes for Villa of Hope Underway Feature Image

    Holiday Wishes for Villa of Hope Underway

    Villa of Hope’s annual Holiday Wishes program is back in all our Rochester branches. This program provides gifts for the youths serviced by Villa of Hope so that they may enjoy a festive holiday. For some of these kids, it is the only holiday gift they will receive. Stop into any Rochester branch of The […]

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  •  Buffalo Branches Raising Money for Feedmore WNY Feature Image

    Buffalo Branches Raising Money for Feedmore WNY

    As part of The Summit’s ongoing “Plates of Thanks” campaign, thousands of dollars have been raised in the past decade for the Food Bank of Western New York (now Feedmore WNY), totaling over 101,000 meals. The campaign to fight hunger in our community continues this year from November 15th-December 24th. Visitors to The Summit’s Delaware/Hertel […]

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  •  Irondequoit Community Cupboard Receives Donations Feature Image

    Irondequoit Community Cupboard Receives Donations

    Thanks to our Irondequoit neighbors, our employees and Irondequoit Beer Company, we gave $2000 to Irondequoit Community Cupboard today. The total will provide 12,000 meals to members of our community in need. Irondequoit Beer Company donated 10% of the proceeds from their Grand Opening in October. The remainder of the funds was collected from “plate” […]

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  •  ROC the Taste Funds Presented to Beneficiaries Feature Image

    ROC the Taste Funds Presented to Beneficiaries

    Representatives from The Summit Federal Credit Union, Tops Markets and Galaxy Events gathered at our Brighton branch on November 7th to present checks to the Center for Youth and Villa of Hope. The funds were raised by both The Summit and Tops at the ROC the Taste food and music festival, organized by Galaxy Events. […]

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  •  Taste of Syracuse Proceeds Presented Feature Image

    Taste of Syracuse Proceeds Presented

    Representatives from The Summit Federal Credit Union, Tops Friendly Markets and Galaxy Events joined together to present checks to Arc of Onondaga and Elmcrest Children’s Center, the beneficiaries of 2019’s Taste of Syracuse. Each beneficiary received $9,000 of a total $18,000 raised, with approximately $14,000 collected by Tops and $4000 by The Summit. Pictured left […]

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  •  Reading and Shelter Animals Go Hand in Paw Feature Image

    Reading and Shelter Animals Go Hand in Paw

    For the third year, The Summit Federal Credit Union and the Irondequoit Public Library have teamed up for charity, this year to support the Animal Service League, a local organization that serves animals in need and promotes responsible pet care. Those who participated in the Irondequoit Public Library’s summer reading program could choose to donate […]

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  •  Brockway Truck Show Celebrates 20th Anniversary Feature Image

    Brockway Truck Show Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    People gathered in Cortland for the 20th Annual National Brockway Truck Show August 8th –11th to celebrate Brockway trucks, which were built in Cortland from 1912 to 1977. The Summit sponsored the event with a grand fireworks display and lots of fun activities for kids and kids-at-heart.

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  •  The Summit Sponsors Perinton Youth Triathlon Feature Image

    The Summit Sponsors Perinton Youth Triathlon

    As a sponsor of the Perinton Youth Triathlon, The Summit was on the scene Saturday, August 3rd to congratulate all the participants. Perinton Branch Manager Greg Dankey and Molly Nutting from Human Resources passed out water and sunglasses to the triathletes and their families.    

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  •  Taste of the Market Demonstrations Begin Feature Image

    Taste of the Market Demonstrations Begin

    The Taste of the Market cooking demonstration series at the Rochester Public Market is underway. Sponsored by The Summit Federal Credit Union and held at the new nutrition education center inside the indoor shed, these demonstrations show market-goers how to prepare easy, healthy meals using fresh food from the market. Taste of the Market is […]

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  •  Wine & Chocolate Festival Proceeds Donated to Rochester Regional Health Breast Center Feature Image

    Wine & Chocolate Festival Proceeds Donated to Rochester Regional Health Breast Center

    This month, The Summit Federal Credit Union presented a check for $2500 to the Rochester Regional Health Breast Center. The check’s proceeds were raised at The Summit’s Rochester Wine & Chocolate Festival, held in March. Pictured left to right, front row: Twanda Christensen (The Summit) Dr. Lori Medeiros (Rochester Regional Health Breast Center), Cynthia Kolko […]

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  •  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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