At SeaComm, we’re committed to the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People.”
We’re focused on making our communities a better place to live, and we believe there’s no better way to do that than by giving back.
That’s why we proudly support local organizations to help strengthen the neighborhoods we serve and improve the quality of life for residents within our membership area. As your neighbor, we’re deeply involved with the community through volunteer efforts and financial contributions.
SeaComm Supports Fredric Remington Art Museum
SeaComm recently donated $400 to the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The funds have been used to support the 2021 summer fundraising event, which benefited art education programs for area youth and their families. The museum continues to preserve and exhibit the works of Frederic Remington, one of America’s greatest artists.
Pictured from left are SeaComm Assistant Branch Manager Elizabeth LeValley and Frederic Remington Art Museum Director Lora Nadolski.
SeaComm Supports Samaritan Medical Center
SeaComm recently delivered the first installment of a $25,000 pledge to the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation. The funds will assist in delivering quality care to local residents, while supporting the medical center’s enhanced healthcare technology and expanding services.
“Our $25,000 gift is a concrete way to show our commitment to the community by assisting Samaritan Medical Center in meeting its mission,” states SeaComm President & Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson. “The hospital is a cornerstone of the greater Watertown community and continues to meet the healthcare needs of our friends and neighbors, which is extremely important to us. We understand how financial constraints can affect hospital operations, especially as recently experienced with COVID.”
The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation focuses on building relationships and procuring financial assistance to ensure the hospital meets and exceeds the North Country’s healthcare needs for years to come. “SeaComm’s gift will assist Samaritan in continuing this vital role of healing those in our communities in which we do business. This gift enables us to continue to fulfill our mission of People-Helping-People,” Wilson adds.
Pictured from left are SeaComm Watertown Branch Manager Leslie Bush, Samaritan VP of Foundation & Community Services Beth Fipps, Samaritan President & CEO Thomas Carmen, and SeaComm President & Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson.
SeaComm Donates to Jefferson Community College Foundation
SeaComm recently delivered the first installment of a $25,000 pledge to the Jefferson Community College Foundation. The donation is part of the SeaComm Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a deserving student at the college.
"Higher education plays a vital role in not only helping to shape the minds of our people, but also as a significant economic driver in the local economy," said Scott A. Wilson, President & Chief Executive Officer. "SeaComm is committed to Jefferson Community College’s mission and the noble work they provide in developing educated talent that we as an employer depend on to fill our human resources needs. This perpetual SeaComm Scholarship in partnership with JCC will ensure that resource is available for many years to come."
With the help of JCC Alumni and donors like SeaComm, the Jefferson Community College Foundation is able to provide financial assistance to deserving students and strengthen the learning environment. All gifts to the foundation support the vision of Jefferson Community College; to build community and facilitate success by providing an educational, social, and cultural environment in which all members of the community can learn, question, grow, and contribute to a changing world. To learn more about how you can support the Jefferson Community College Foundation, visit www.sunyjefferson.edu/foundation.
Pictured from left are JCC Foundation Executive Director Benjamin Foster, SeaComm Watertown Branch Manager & JCC Alumni Leslie Bush, JCC President Dr. Ty Stone, Ph.D., and SeaComm President & Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson.
SeaComm Donates to Watertown City School District
SeaComm recently delivered a large donation of school supplies to the Watertown City School District. The donation included notebooks, paper, binders, folders, tissues, writing utensils, and more. This gesture is part of the credit union’s Pay-It-Forward Program, and will help to ensure that each student is well-prepared for the new school year.
Pictured from left are SeaComm Watertown Branch Manager Leslie Bush, Watertown CSD Administrative Assistant Michelle Gravelle, and Watertown CSD Superintendent Patricia B. LaBarr.
SeaComm Pays for Lunch at Bokie's in Malone
SeaComm recently covered the cost of lunch for more than 500 people at Bokie’s in Malone. On Wednesday, August 18, the credit union invited the community to enjoy free lunch at Bokie’s as part of the SeaComm Pay-It-Forward Program. The program continues to enable SeaComm staff to perform random acts of kindness in the communities they serve.
Pictured (l to r) are Beatrice Brooks, Miriam Brooks, Juanita Brooks, SeaComm Branch Manager Christine Marshall, and Zebulon Brooks.
SeaComm Supports American Cancer Society
SeaComm recently donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society. The funds were used to support the Relay for Life of Chittenden County, which took place on August 14 in South Burlington. The event generated more than $60,000 toward cancer research and community programs, while honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Pictured from left are Relay for Life Volunteer Event Lead Art Kilmer, SeaComm AVP of Retail Operations & Regional Manager Yvonne Alterie, and American Cancer Society Associate Director of Development Hilary Casillas.
SeaComm Supports the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival
SeaComm recently donated $1,000 in support of the 60th Annual Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival. The funds have been used to sponsor numerous festival events, including the fireworks show, amusement rides, music in the park, and the Seaway Festival Parade.
Pictured from left are SeaComm Senior Teller Mary Lynn Sharlow and Seaway Festival President Christopher Cole.
SeaComm Surprises Local Businesses With Lunch
SeaComm recently showed its appreciation for local businesses with deliveries of pizza. The credit union purchased 50 pizzas from Mimmo’s, and delivered them to more than 20 businesses throughout South Burlington. This random act of kindness is part of the SeaComm Pay-It-Forward program, and an effort to support the local business sector that plays a vital role in the community.
Pictured from left are SeaComm South Burlington Branch Manager Joshua Thomas, Goss Jeep Sales Manager Kazmin Thibault, and SeaComm Marketing Communications Specialist Tyler LeBoeuf.
SeaComm Treats 900 Local Residents to Free Ice Cream
SeaComm recently provided free ice cream to more than 900 local residents across Northern New York and Vermont. Throughout National Ice Cream Month, the credit union brought Ben & Jerry’s and Mr. Ding-A-Ling ice cream trucks to all nine communities with a SeaComm branch, and surprised individuals with ice cream and giveaway items. This gesture is part of the credit union’s Pay-It-Forward Program, which enables SeaComm staff to perform random acts of kindness in the communities they serve.
Pictured (l to r) with SeaComm Branch Manager Barb Bessette are Hunter Ames and Gavin Pike.
SeaComm Supports Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley
SeaComm recently donated $1,000 to the Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. The funds will be used to support The Grief Adventure Program (TGAP), which helps local students navigate the loss of a loved one or classmate. The program was created in 2019, and supports grieving students through meaningful discussion, activities, and developing coping strategies.
Pictured from left is Volunteer Community Advocate Steven House, Hospice Director of Development Kellie Hitchman, and SeaComm President & Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson.