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Beginning the week of June 6, the hours at our Henrietta Branch will be changing. Please click here for more information.

All Family First branches and the Call Center will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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ROCHESTER

Since our establishment in 1969, Family First has been committed to supporting and giving back to the Rochester community.  See what we’ve been up to recently!

The United Way's Day of Caring 2022

Together, we make way for good!

Day of Caring matches thousands of volunteers – all on one day – with over 200 local nonprofit agencies who have identified needs such as painting, raking, cleaning up parks, planting community gardens, and more. For the first time in its history, Day of Caring will take place across Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming, Wayne, and Ontario County on the same day. Day of Caring is powered by the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.  
 
Click here to learn more about the United Way of Greater Rochester & the Finger Lakes!

To learn more about Heritage Christian Services and all of the wonderful things they do in our community, click here!

2022 Scholarship Winners

Family First is proud to present the 2022 winners of our 15th Annual Len Szumiloski Scholarship!

Hollygrace Chamberlain

East Rochester High School

Jack Hannagan

Brighton High School

Kaden Murphy

Webster Schroeder High School

Every year, we award three $1,000 scholarships in the name of Len Szumiloski, our former Family First (previously Penfield Federal Credit Union) CEO from 1972 to 1997. Len passed away in 2005, but his spirit lives on in the Credit Union’s love for the community and the people it serves. 
 
These scholarships are awarded to exceptional local high school seniors who share Family First’s core values (Family, Integrity, Relationships, Service and Trust) and are selected by our Scholarship Committee based on their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities and essay responses. We are delighted to award these scholarships to these hard working students and are confident they will continue to do wonderful things within their communities. 
 
Congratulations to our 2022 recipients! We wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!

2nd Annual Super Bowl Can & Bottle Drive

For the 2nd year in a row, Family First hosted it’s Super Bowl Can & Bottle Drive! Community members dropped off donations at our 5 branch locations during the month of February, with the last main collection taking place at our Penfield branch on February 19th, the Saturday after the Super Bowl!
 
All proceeds from the Can Drive were donated to the Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund of the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation to help provide scholarships to nursing students within the Greece community. As we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic, Family First recognizes and supports the healthcare workers who have worked tirelessly to treat and care for our local community. Click here to learn more about the Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund!
 

Fundraiser for United Way's Backpack Program

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During the months of September and October, Family First held a food and bottle drive within it’s five branches to help provide support to the United Way’s Backpack Program. 

This program supplies weekend meals to students within multiple school districts in Genesee County. In addition to the food donations, Family First also raised money to supplement the purchasing of program food supplies. 

Pictured is Family First Mortgage originator Lisa Gautieri, with United Way’s Senior Resource Development Manager Tammy Hathaway at the Arc’s Headquarters in Batavia, presenting the donations to the team that packs and administers the program to the participating schools in Genesee County. 

For the full story, click here!

EASE Elite Sponsorship

Family First recently sponsored the EASE Elite boys basketball team at the AAU World Championships – East Coast Division III Championships in Hampton, Virginia. These young men practiced hard all season to make it here and we are proud to support them on their journey! 

With our sponsorship, the team was able to purchase new jerseys for the tournament. Keep up the great work!

About EASE Elite

Encouraging Athletes to Strive for Excellence (EASE) is a youth sports program designed to provide kids an opportunity to achieve excellence through practice and training. Players participate in college exposure tournaments, NCAA certified events, as well as showcase tournaments throughout the US from March – July. The coaches are committed to providing a environment that encourages teamwork, progressive learning, and sportsmanship to develop our youth on and off the court.

Click here to learn more about the EASE program. 

RH Kicking Hunger 5K

On Saturday, June 5th, our team set out for the Henrietta Recreation Center bright and early to participate in the RH Kicking Hunger 5K. 

This race is designed to bring awareness to the hunger issue that affects our community, while simultaneously promoting healthy lifestyles and family activities. Proceeds from this event support various efforts in the Henrietta community, including:

  • RHCSD Backpack Program
  • RHCSD Kicking Hunger Summer Food Program
  • Local community food and student-centered programs
  • & More!

Funds from the 2020 race are currently being used to fund the establishment and future maintenance of the Kicking Hunger Food Pantry in the Good Shepherd Building (East Henrietta Road).

To learn more about this event , visit the RH Kicking Hunger 5K website here.

Look for our team again at next years race on June 4th, 2022!

The United Way's Day of Caring

On May 12th, our team drove out to Heritage Christian Services’ Shoecraft location to assist with their spring garden cleanup. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and our team made quick work of trimming, weeding, and re-mulching their gardens.

We’ve spent the United Way’s Day of Caring at this same location in years past, but unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our 2020 trip. Considering their garden hadn’t been tended to in almost two years, it looked great! 

This outing was the first in over a year since the start of the pandemic that allowed our team to get together in person, and being able to give back to our community at the same time made it that much more meaningful. 

To learn more about Heritage Christian Services and all of the wonderful things they do in our community, click here!

2021 Scholarship Winners

Family First is proud to present the 2021 winners of our 14th Annual Len Szumiloski Scholarship!

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Anna Costello

Our Lady of Mercy

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Jack Ciranni

Canandaigua Academy

Katie Taberski

Irondequoit High School

Every year Family First awards three $1,000 scholarships in the name of Len Szumiloski, our former Family First (previously Penfield Federal Credit Union) CEO from 1972 to 1997. Len passed away in 2005, but his spirit lives on in the Credit Union’s love for the community and the people it serves. These scholarships are given to exceptional local high school seniors who share Family First’s core values – Family, Integrity, Relationships, Service and Trust. Recipients are selected by our Scholarship Committee based on their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and essay responses. We are delighted to award these scholarships to these hard working seniors and are confident they will continue to do wonderful things within their communities.

Congratulations to our 2021 recipients! We wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!

Super Bowl Can & Bottle Drive

After the difficult year we faced in 2020, Family First decided to give back to the Rochester community by hosting our first ever Super Bowl Can & Bottle Drive. 

On February 13th, the Saturday after the Super Bowl, community members dropped off their cans and bottles at our Penfield Branch, where they were collected before being transported to a local redemption center. Family First employees also raised funds internally with a sports themed dress-down day. In total, we raised over $2,168.74 – Way to go team!
 
All proceeds from the Can Drive were donated to the Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund of the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation to help provide scholarships to nursing students within the Greece community. We felt that it was only fitting that we recognize our health care workers and show our appreciation for their hard work, especially over this past year.

Click here to learn more about the Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund!