Community

Where You Bank Matters

Why We Give Back. Without you, there would be no ‘US’! Our long term success would NOT be possible without a vibrant community. Did you know Ulster Savings is 1 of 449 remaining mutual savings banks in the United States? In New York State, we are 1 of only 26 remaining mutual savings banks. What does that mean? Unlike big banks, mutual savings banks have no stockholders, therefore our profits stay local and are reinvested back into the community in a variety of ways

Where We Give. We support non-profit organizations in the communities we serve, with an emphasis on helping causes our employees are directly engaged with. The majority of our management team serves on local non-profit and economic development boards and employees donate their time and effort to various causes throughout the Hudson Valley.

Overall Impact. Ulster Savings is a leader in charitable giving year after year. Ulster Savings gives back in two ways-through the bank’s community donations program and also through its Charitable Foundation.

We are proud of our efforts and the significant impact we have made in the communities we serve. Helping community changes lives for the better.

Last year alone (2021), Ulster Savings was able to donate over $452,085 to the community we love and call home!

The bank and its foundation together have donated over $14.5 million dollars since the foundation’s formation in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary in 2001.


Community Matters

With deep roots in the Hudson Valley, we understand the value of caring about the communities we serve. Supporting local is at the heart of everything we do and no local community bank does it better than US. Whether it’s through monetary donations, collecting needed items, or volunteering our time.

Second-Graders from Phoenicia Elementary School Visited the Branch

Our Phoenicia branch had a great visit from Ms. Mitchell's 2nd-grade class from Phoenicia Elementary. The children answered some questions about where to keep their money, how to earn money, what they want to spend their earned money on, and some quick math questions regarding cash deposits. These incredible kids each got a Teach Children to Save swag bag with lots of goodies, including a $1 coin in their change purses to kick off some savings!


Wappingers Falls Branch Community Appreciation Day

Our Wappingers Falls location recently held their community day. Guests enjoyed burgers, hot dogs and delicious wings from Planet Wings. We had some furry friends join us as well. Thank you to our community, staff, local vendors, and non-profits for making the day a success. Without you...there would be no us!


Saugerties Branch Community Appreciation Day

Our Saugerties staff hosted a Community Appreciation Day at the branch. All were welcome to take a chance with our famous money machine, cracking the vault and spinning the wheel of prizes.


Town of Hyde Park Day

Shannon, Patrick, and Andrew from our Hyde Park branch had a great time at the town's Community Day on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and we had a great turn-out at our tent.


Brookmeade Community Day

Employees from our Red Hook and Hyde Park branches participated in the Brookmeade Community Day. Residents, staff and families enjoyed a great day with beautiful weather.
Thank you to everyone that came to see US!


Ulster Commons Branch Community Appreciation Day

Our Ulster Commons branch celebrated Jose the Goldfish's birthday with a Community Appreciation event. Local vendors and non-profits joined us for the festivities. Thank you to all our volunteers for a really great day.


Stone Ridge Branch School Supply Drive

Oure Stone Ridge branch hosted a School Supply Drive for their community.They filled 7 boxes to distribute to the Rondout Valley district schools. Thank you to everyone who donated to help local students this school year. We couldn't have done it without you!


Schwenk Drive Location School Supply Drive

We collected school supplies which were donated to Christmas Wishes Back to School Drive. A big thank you to everyone who donated and to our HR department for organizing the drive!


Hyde Park Branch First Anniversary and Community Appreciation Day

Our Hyde Park branch celebrated its 1st anniversary serving the community on August 20. The event had a great turn-out with local vendors and families. A big thank you goes out to the staff, volunteers, and community for their support.


Hyde Park 4th of July Parade

We were proud to participate in Hyde Park's annual Independence Day Parade for a second year in a row. Two USB trucks were decorated in red, white and blue for the event and our volunteers walked Route 9 handing out candy, flags, streamers, bubbles and glow bracelets. The weather was perfect for the celebration. Thanks to all our employee volunteers and their family and friends for representing the best of US while celebrating the US!


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