The Summit In The Community

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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 all our regions in 2020.

  • Free financial education or counseling sessions: 1,405
  • Individuals assisted with no-cost financial education or counseling: 5,625
  • Donations made to area charities, non-profit organizations and schools: 120
  • Dollars raised and donated to local charities, community projects, non-profit organizations and schools: $124,700
  • Total staff hours volunteered: 1,260

Community Spotlights

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 workplaceled 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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The Summit Plates of Thanks for FeedMore WNY

Plates of Thanks for FeedMore WNY

January 13, 2021

Thanks to our members, The Summit’s “Plates of Thanks” campaign was a success.


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Summit presents check to Second Chance Adoption Shelter

The Summit Gives Support “Fur” Second Chances

January 12, 2021

The Summit celebrated Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with a donation to the Second Chance Canine Adoption Center.


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The Summit Thanks Frontline Workers

December 18, 2020

The Summit thanks workers at Rochester hospitals.


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