The Summit In The Community

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 2019.

  • Free financial education sessions presented: 48
  • Individuals assisted with no-cost financial counseling: 2,285
  • 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 Spotlights

healthcare workers get lunch

Trillium Staff Get Lunch from The Summit

May 5, 2020

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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Feedmore WNY Check

The Summit Donates to FeedMore WNY

April 20, 2020

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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Purebred Boxer Dog

Central New York Branches Take Leap of Kindness

February 26, 2020

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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The Summit and Syracuse Law Enfocement present check to Second Chance Canine Adoption Center.

Lending a Paw for Second Chances

January 13, 2020

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

December 10, 2019

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

December 9, 2019

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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The Summit in Hilton Holiday Wishes Campaign

Holiday Wishes for Villa of Hope Underway

December 5, 2019

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

December 4, 2019

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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Check Presentation at The Summit's Irondequoit Branch

Irondequoit Community Cupboard Receives Donations

November 15, 2019

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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People holding Large "checks" i The Summit's Brighton branch

ROC the Taste Funds Presented to Beneficiaries

November 12, 2019

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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Check Presentation at The Summit

Taste of Syracuse Proceeds Presented

October 2, 2019

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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Irondequoit Public Library and The Summit check presentation

Reading and Shelter Animals Go Hand in Paw

September 26, 2019

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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