The Summit In The Community

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Giving back to our communities

The Summit is dedicated to the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. You will regularly see our staff out and about in the community supporting hundreds of not-for-profit organizations that share our mission and values through in-kind donations, event sponsorships, and participation in fundraising activities.

Here are just a few of our contributions in all our regions in 2022:

  • 64 Free financial education or counseling sessions
  • 1,267 Individuals assisted with no-cost financial education or counseling
  • 145 Donations made to charities, non-profits, and schools.
  • Over $187,000 raised for local charities, community projects, non-profits, and schools
  • 2,079 total staff hours volunteered

Community Spotlights

Summit-Sponsored Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival Raises $3,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

January 23, 2023

We dusted off our popular prize wheel and headed to Buffalo in November for The Summit’s Wine & Chocolate Festival. A spectacular new venue, The Powerhouse, played host to dozens of vendors and hundreds of guests eager to sample wines, desserts, and other food items. Our booth was buzzing with folks who wanted to spin […]

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The Summit Organizes Company-Wide School Supply Drive

August 3, 2022

The Summit has kicked off its 2022 School Supply Drive. Donation boxes are located in all 14 branches of The Summit, as well as I-Square in Irondequoit, and Center for the Arts of Homer. Beneficiaries include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier; PEACE […]

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The Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse, presented by Tops, raises over $20,000 for local charities

July 20, 2022

The Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse, Central New York’s biggest food and music festival, welcomed 200,000 people over two days this past June. Produced by Galaxy Media, the festival featured hundreds of eateries and food trucks and non-stop music with over 33 bands including the Grammy-nominated 90s alternative band, Everclear. In addition to […]

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The Summit Sponsors 2022-2023 Season at Homer Center for the Arts

April 19, 2022

The Summit announces that it will again partner with the Center for the Arts of Homer as the Annual Sponsor for the 2022-2023 Season. This is the sixth season that The Summit has sponsored at the Homer Arts Center, which is served by The Summit’s Cortland branch.    Housed in the 200-year-old First Baptist Church […]

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The Summit Presents $5,000 Donation to FeedMore from “Plates of Thanks” Initiative

February 2, 2022

The Summit today presented a donation of $5,000 to FeedMore Western New York (WNY). The “Plates of Thanks” campaign, held during the last two months of 2021, raised $5,000 to provide nutritious food for neighbors in need. Buffalo-area members of The Summit purchased “plates” of different values, with all proceeds benefitting FeedMore WNY. Employees of […]

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The Summit Sponsors Family Activity at Irondequoit’s Winterfest

January 26, 2022

Our Irondequoit Branch was delighted to sponsor marshmallow roasting at Saturday’s Winterfest held at the Town of Irondequoit Town Hall campus. Hundreds of people braved the winter chill to check out dozens of activities, along with food trucks, and horse and wagon rides. Huge thanks to the Irondequoit Girl Scouts who partnered with us for […]

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The Summit Announces 2-Year, $10,000 Partnership with MCC Athletics

January 19, 2022

The Summit today announced a two-year, $10,000 commitment to Monroe Community College Athletics. The partnership will include educational opportunities in the form of informative personal finance sessions for students and graduates entering the workplace by The Summit’s Senior Business Relations Specialist.  An MCC page on The Summit’s website designed exclusively for MCC/Summit members will be […]

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The Summit Donates $3,000 to Syracuse Police Athletic League

January 14, 2022

The Summit Federal Credit Union (The Summit) today presented a $3,000 donation to the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) at the Syracuse Police Department Headquarters. The presentation was arranged to follow and acknowledge National Law Enforcement Day on January 9th. The Summit has deep roots in the Syracuse region. In 2010, the Syracuse Federal Credit […]

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Summit Donates 300 Meals to Irondequoit Community Cupboard

January 13, 2022

Late in 2021, The Summit was delighted to help the Irondequoit Brewery celebrate their second anniversary as the food and entertainment sponsor. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. The Summit was pleased to present a check to the Cupboard which will be transformed into 300 meals. Established in 1995, the […]

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Summit Members Make Holiday Wishes Come True

December 6, 2021

Members show generous spirit by supporting Rochester’s Villa of Hope.

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Students Participate in Financial Simulation Presented by The Summit

July 9, 2021

Students at the Seneca County Department of Youth Development learn financial life skills.

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Financial Education Sessions Presented at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls

May 4, 2021

Summit employees virtually visited Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls to run financial education sessions in their business classes.

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