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

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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 7. 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 15-December 24. 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 $2,000 to

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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 $4,000 by The Summit. Read the […]

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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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Brockway Truck Show Celebrates 20th Anniversary

August 14, 2019

People gathered in Cortland for the 20th Annual 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

August 7, 2019

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

July 24, 2019

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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The Summit and Rochester Regional Breast Center with large check.

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

May 21, 2019

This month, The Summit Federal Credit Union presented a check for $2,500 to the Rochester Regional Health Breast Center. The check’s proceeds were raised at The Summit’s Rochester Wine & Chocolate Festival, held in March.

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