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, Ulster Savings was able to donate over $409,774 to the community we love and call home!  This year we are on track to do more of the same.

The bank and its foundation together have donated over $15 million dollars since the foundation’s formation in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary in 2001.

Community Matters to US.

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.

Partnering with Abilities First

Branch managers, Dora Visbeck from Hyde Park, and Kathy DeLano from Burnett Blvd, Pok, attended the Abilities First Community Partners Breakfast. The event celebrated Abilities First’s 60 years of service to the Hudson Valley Community for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Ulster Savings Bank was a sponsor of this event which was held at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

Teach Children to Save Day - Poughkeepsie

Our Poughkeepsie South Road Branch gave a presentation for Teach Children to Save Day to Ms. Dykas’s first-grade class at Violet Avenue School. We discussed “Needs vs Wants” and saving for those items. Pictured left to right are Ms. Dykas, teacher, Terry Walters, Assistant Branch Manager, and Sara Koval, Head Teller.

Poughkeepsie Street Clean-up

A group of thoughtful people set out in Poughkeepsie this past Saturday to clean the streets, sidewalks, local parks, as well as the Fallkill Creek. We are proud to say that among them were two of our Branch Supervisors; Marlee Smith from Poughkeepsie and Andrew Fauci from Hyde Park. Great job guys!

Family Services Donation

Our Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie branch dropped off winter gloves, scarves, and mittens that were collected during the holidays to Family Services in Poughkeepsie. They met with Whitney Humphrey, Vice President of Community Programs of Family Services. Whitney said there was a great need for these items, especially for young people. She expressed how grateful the organization was for the generous donations collected by customers and staff at the bank. Pictured (L to R): Whitney Humphrey, Family Services, USB Branch Manager Kathy DeLano, and USB Branch Supervisor Marlee Smith.

AllSpace Storage - WBPM Workplace of the Week

Congratulations to Carlesha and the friendly staff over at AllSpace Storage for being this week's 92./96.5 WBPM Workplace Of The Week. Thanks again to Connie Harkin stopping by and making this 'Culinary Act of Kindness' possible. A s always a delicious lunch was provided by Homeplate Deli.

Spreading Kindness with Free Pancakes

On Monday, October 18, we gave out coupons for free pancakes to the first 70 customers at the Village Pancake Factory's grand opening. Poughkeepsie Branch Manager Dennis Conn joined owners, Ismael (Izzy) Roman and Samantha DeLena along with their staff for the celebration and helped distribute coupons to delighted customers.

Floating Business Break Winner

Congratulations to Mr. Rivera-Ramos of Red Cedar Landscapers, Inc. for being the lucky winner of our special $170 gift card drawing at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Floating Business Break mixer on the Hudson River. Mr. Rivera-Ramos is pictured with MaryRose Warcholak, Ulster Savings Bank SVP/Retail Banking Officer.

The Staff at Dr. Lescales' Office - Workplace of the Week

Congratulations to Dr. Lescales Office-Ultrasound of Lescale MFM and his Poughkeepsie staff located at 68 West Cedar Street for being this week's Workplace of the Week. Special thanks to Dennis Conn, Poughkeepsie branch manager for joining to help us sponsor this week's lunch provided by Home Plate Deli & Caterers.

Inspiration from Peace the Service Dog

Ulster Savings Bank is a proud supporter of The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and their continued advocacy for the vulnerable children of our community. A few years ago we helped sponsor a grant for the Center to purchase a service dog to comfort the young clients during stressful interviews with CPS. Peace is the facility’s 2 year old golden retriever and the children’s guardian angel. This year the South Road Poughkeepsie branch manager, Dennis Conn coordinated with Executive Director, Kimbery Haight to purchase stuffed animals for the children that would remind them of Peace and to serve as constant companions. Just like Peace, we are committed to the service and comfort of the children at The Center.

Mask Donation to Our Friends at UIDN

The Ulster Immigration Defense Network received 500 disposable masks from our Kingston branch at 180 Schwenk Drive. We were thanked for our kindness in many languages.

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