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, Ulster Savings was able to donate over $619,000 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.
 

Uptown Kingston Clean Sweep

We had a great time joining the Friends of Historic Kingston for the Kingston Clean Sweep today! Thank you to everyone who came out to help us tidy up.

USB employees cleaning uptown Kingston

Locust Grove Fence Painting

Recently, part of our Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie team volunteered with the United Way of the Dutchess Orange Region. They were joined by Lorraine Middleton at Locust Grove, across the road from their sister branch. Together they spent time painting the fence that borders the lovely grounds.

Kathy Delano painting fence

Shredding Days

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our April Shred Days! We were happy to see your smiling faces and provide this service to Ulster and Dutchess Counties. We were able to recycle tons of paper into new materials, while getting sensitive information out of local clutter piles. We appreciate Legal Shred for making it possible, and our own Facilities Department for all their help!

Shredding Truck with a group of women

Don't Go Breaking My Heart Fundraiser

Shout out to our Hyde Park Manager and 2024 Woman of Impact Nominee, Dora Visbeck, for hosting the Don't Go Breaking My Heart Fundraiser at La Catrina in Hyde Park. This great event raised funds for the American Heart Association. Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation's also gave $2500 to the American Heart Association.

USB employees at event wearing heart sunglasses

Town of Wappingers Falls Annual St. Patrick's Day Senior Luncheon

Thank you to Jancare Private Home Care Agency for sharing and our Wappingers Falls team for helping out at the Town of Wappingers Falls Annual St. Patrick's Day Senior Luncheon on March 18.

Serving food in front of food trays

Leap of Kindness Day

In the past two months, 500 gift cards totaling $13,000 were given to members of the community to help pay it forward. We’ve heard some heartwarming stories such as cards given out at grocery stores and gas stations. And two cards went to a local student to assist her in attending an aerospace program, helping her achieve her goal of becoming an astronaut! We’re sure there are many untold stories too! Glad to be a part of Leap of Kindness Day.

USB Employees with Pay it Forward envelopes

Financial Literacy Program Graduates

We launched our first community-based Financial Literacy Program in collaboration with the Center for Creative Education and their SPICE program. The program is designed to equip members of the community with the critical knowledge and skills needed to make strong financial decisions. On February 22, 2024, 22 women graduated the inaugural class with a celebration honoring their individual successes which was held at the bank’s main location in Kingston.

Graduates holding certificates

Wrapping Anemones to Help Fundraise

A big thank you too all our employees who volunteered to help the Mental Health Association in Ulster County  wrap anemones to complete fundraiser orders at our Kingston headquarters. We apprecaite everything our employees do for our community.

USB employees wrapping anemones

Ulster County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

We always look forward to starting the year sponsoring the January breakfast with the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Every attendee received a special surprise with our "Acts of Kindness" debit card giveaway to pay it forward! Community Matters!

Chamber attendees in front of USB Community Banners

Red Cross Blood Drive

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the blood drive to contribute life-saving donations to the Red Cross earlier this week. Seeing the community come together for such a good cause warms our hearts. We are happy to say that they achieved their donation goal and exceeded it, thanks to your help!

Red Cross Nurse Volunteer

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