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Leanne Shufelt, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Leanne Shufelt, Why I Care Employee Recipient

As a child, Leanne Shufelt remembers her family making donations to local food pantries, Toys for Tots, and other nonprofits, but said at the time she never really understood the full concept of why they were doing it.

Pat Hedgeman, Why I Care Member Recipient

Pat Hedgeman, Why I Care Member Recipient

Shortly after Pat Hedgeman’s two-year-old granddaughter, Rosemary, passed away from neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, she, along with Rosemary’s parents, founded Rosie’s Love.

Artie Shade, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Artie Shade, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Artie Shade recalls a Thanksgiving when he was serving meals at the
Kids Café and was approached by a young mother with an infant who
addressed him by his last name. Prior to working at SEFCU, Artie was

Samoria Zurlo, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Samoria Zurlo, Why I Care Employee Recipient

From an early age, Samoria Zurlo’s parents instilled in her the importance of recognizing every person’s worth, understanding that not all people are dealt the same hand and that everyone needs to be raised up at one time or another.

Stephanie Paluch, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Stephanie Paluch, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Members of law enforcement are trained to respond to those who need help, and usually are not ones to ask for help, but the Western New York Law Enforcement Helpline is a resource for active and retired members of

Kyla Schmidt, Why I Care Member Recipient

Kyla Schmidt, Why I Care Member Recipient

As a young woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, Kyla Schmidt knew the challenges of navigating community resources in order to provide for herself and her newborn son.

Sue Klepadlo, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Sue Klepadlo, Employee Recipient

The spirit of giving back is something that was instilled in Sue as a young child. Sue’s mother never knew her birth parents, but that didn’t stop her and Sue’s father from providing a loving home to many children.

Benita Zahn, Why I Care Member Recipient

Benita Zahn, Why I Care Member Recipient

Benita Zahn is a familiar face for many Capital Region residents as an evening anchor and health reporter for WNYT, but the work she does behind the scenes is just as important as what she does on camera.

Mary Curtis, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Mary Curtis, Employee Recipient

When Mary first donated blood as a 17-year-old she learned that she had a rare blood type, and the only one that can be given to infants or children in intensive care or during surgeries.

Anthony Mayers, Why I Care Member Recipient

Anthony Mayers, Member Recipient

In 2011 Anthony Mayers came to the City Mission of Schenectady with plans to stay for a 30-day visit, but what happened was so much more. He was struggling with life and needed some help, love, and guidance.

James Welch, Why I Care Member Recipient

James-Welch,-Member-Recipient

As a retired United States Air Force Flight Medic and volunteer EMT, James Welch has a long history of helping others, but it wasn’t until he watched a series on Facebook called “Returning the Favor” that he realized how he could give back.

Nick Liporace, Why I Care Member Recipient

Nick-Liporace-Member-Recipient

Although Nick Liporace is employed full time by the American Cancer Society (ACS), his passion and commitment to give back to the community goes way beyond a 40-hour work week.
 

James Murynec, Why I Care Employee Recipient

James Murynec Employee Recipient

The importance of volunteering is something that was instilled in James Murynec by his parents as a youngster, and has spent more than 20 years donating time around the holidays to The Santa Claus Club where he wraps presents, planned and

Aimee Moore, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Aimee-Moore-Employee-Recipient

It’s hard for Aimee Moore to pinpoint her favorite volunteer memory, but most recently she participated in Stand to Honor, an event that was part of SEFCU’s Operation Fitness that raises money and awareness for fallen soldiers.

Chris McNeil, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Chris McNeil, Employee Recipient

Most members know Chris McNeil as the Member Service Leader of SEFCU’s Amsterdam branch, but you may not know he is also skilled with using power tools and he’s been putting those skills to good use helping to renovate a number of spaces a

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All SEFCU branch locations will be closed on the following 2022 national holidays