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.

Veteran's Luncheon

On Thursday, June 30th we hosted a luncheon for the veterans of our community at our 180 Schwenk Drive location in Kingston. We had a great turnout for this annual event and served up delicious food from Savona's Trattoria. This event is always a huge success thanks to the coordinated efforts of our Ulster Savings volunteers.


Office of the Aging Picnic

Our Hyde Park branch had an absolute blast at the Office of the Aging Senior Picnic which was held at Regina Coeli. Participating from the Bank: Christian Ott- Marketing Intern, Kenneth McCormick-Financial Services, Patrick Gallo-Hyde Park Branch, and Dora Visbeck- Hyde Park Branch Manager. The attendees had a great time grabbing cash and trying to unlock our vault.


Kingston Branch Community Appreciation Day

Ulster Savings Bank’s annual Community Appreciation Day was a huge success at our main headquarters at 180 Schwenk Dr., Kingston. Our community enjoyed refreshments and fun activities. Entertainment included Ricky the DJ, Jam N Draw Caricatures, and performances from The Dynamo Dogs, the Ballet School of Kingston, and the Catskill Ballet Theatre. We will also be collected recyclables (deposit bottles, old sneakers, and used ink cartridges) to support C.A.T.S, a local nonprofit that spays and neuters street cats. A big thank you to all employees who made the day extra special for our community.


Black Business Achievement Awards

The Ulster Chamber, in partnership with Ulster County Tourism, hosted the Inaugural Ulster County Black Business Achievement Awards and Community Connect on June 15. Ulster Savings Bank was the proud sponsor of the successful and well-received event. Everyone was invited to join in the free celebration at our headquarters at 180 Schwenk Drive as we honored black business and community leaders from the past, the present and the future. Congratulations to all of the 2022 Black Business Achievement Awards honorees!


Woodstock Branch Community Appreciation Day

Our Woodstock branch held it's annual Community Appreciation Day on June 10, 2022. We provided a free lunch with hot dogs and hamburgers, veggie burgers from the Green Palate, Sharkie's Meatballs 'Shark Bites', and Nancy of Woodstock's ice cream. Radio Woodstock was live on site with a chance to win a prize. Our popular Money Grab Machine was a big hit and the top three people who grab the most money in ten seconds walked away with the cash they grabbed. Thanks to our employees and vendors who helped make this event fun and successful.


Ulster County SPCA Donation

We had fun delivering supplies donated by our employees to our friends at the Ulster County SPCA. The non-profit was very grateful to us for the delivery. We are grateful to the UCSPCA for all they do to help the furry friends throughout our community.


Hyde Park Food Pantry Donation

Our Hyde Park branch delivered 19 bags of food and personal care items to the Hyde Park Food Pantry. Shannon and Andrew dropped them off to Patty Moore at the Pantry. A big 'Thank You' to all who donated.


Clean Sweep

Bankers and Insurance Teammates turned into Sweepers for a few hours on Saturday, May 7/ The rain held off for a successful Clean Sweep this year in uptown Kingston!


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.


Teach Children to Save Day - Stone Ridge

As part of Teach Children to Save Day, Stone Ridge branch manager Melissa Carlile and new accounts rep. Angelica Fiorenza spent some time visiting Lederman Children's Center. Angelica read a book to the kids about saving money, then the duo helped them color piggy banks.


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