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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

Tracie Killar, Why I Care Member Recipient

Tracie Killar

Tracie recalls being a seventh grade student when one of her teachers started a Social Action Club. At that point in her life she hadn’t volunteered, but her involvement with the club opened her eyes to what it meant to be a giver, not just a receiver.

Chad Majewski, Why I Care Member Recipient

Chad Majewski, Why I Care Member Recipient

Chad readily admits that much of what happens in life is beyond our control. But, he believes that by volunteering your time you can control where and how you make a difference in the lives of others.