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Aimee Moore, Why I Care Employee Recipient

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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 at non-profits throughout the areas SEFCU

Steve Oliver, Why I Care Member Recipient

Steve Oliver, Member Recipient

When Steve Oliver joined the Navy in 1980 he pledged to serve and honor his country. While he is no longer considered active military, he still plays a major role in his community, recently retiring so he could pursue his passion of helping veterans full time.

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.

Tracie Killar, Why I Care Member Recipient

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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.

Rebbeca LaFountain, Why I Care Employee Recipient

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As a young child Rebbeca (Becky) was raised to be grateful for what she had and learned that not everyone was as fortunate as she. Now, as an adult, she continues to share that message with her three young children, serving as an example of what it means to give back.

David Falso, Why I Care Member Recipient

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Nearly 20 years ago SEFCU member Dave Falso turned his love of the Christmas season into a fundraiser that would benefit children battling life-threatening illnesses.

Timothy Butler, Why I Care Member Recipient

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It should come as no surprise that Stephen Shea was voted “Most Generous” in his senior class in high school and 10 years later he continues to give his time and talent to make a difference.

Stephen Shea, Why I Care Employee Recipient

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It should come as no surprise that Stephen Shea was voted “Most Generous” in his senior class in high school and 10 years later he continues to give his time and talent to make a difference.

Carrie Farley, Why I Care Member Recipient

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Carrie Farley wears a badge of honor that she never asked for and certainly didn’t want. She is a member of American Gold Star Mothers, an organization that supports mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving our country.

Ben Oevering, Why I Care Employee Recipient

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Even as a college student, Ben Oevering realized the impact of giving back through volunteerism. He recalls a time when he was building homes in Mexico for the homeless and remembers how grateful families were to have new, clean spaces to live.

Heather Miller, Why I Care Employee Recipient

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Several years ago Heather had the opportunity to ride the Marine Corps Toys for Tots train which makes stops throughout New York State, distributing coats, hats, blankets, and toys to recipients along the way.

Linda Salomons, Why I Care Member Recipient

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Even though Linda Salomons had been raised in a family that frequently volunteered their time, she said it didn’t become her passion until her four-year-old son, Eric, was diagnosed with childhood leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant from his twin brother.

Marylou Borowiak, Why I Care Member Recipient

Marylou Borowiak Why I Care Member Recipient

Before becoming president and CEO of the Food Bank of Western New York, Marylou Borowiak served on its Board of Directors for 12 years, and is proud to be the only female executive director to have led the Food Bank.

Fazana Saleem-Ismail, Why I Care Member Recipient

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Most children look forward to their birthday for months leading up to the big day, but Fazana Saleem-Ismail was aware that this experience was likely different for children whose families are homeless and/or struggling to make ends meet.

Steah Htoo, Why I Care Member Recipient

Steah Htoo, Why I Care Member Recipient

Everyone has a story – that’s true – but  few are as remarkable as Steah Htoo’s,  a Burmese refugee who has not only  found her place in the United States, but  is committed to help others make the  transition, too.

Mark Duffy, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Mark Duffy Why I Care Employee Recipient

As a former “little” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program, Mark Duffy, SEFCU’s senior marketing coordinator, knows firsthand how a volunteer can change a life. When asked about the impact he thought his volunteerism had on others he said, “It’s just the opposite.

Dawn Martin, Why I Care Member Recipient

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Eight years ago when Dawn Martin’s son, Shawn, a U.S. Marine, was killed while serving in Iraq, she began looking for a purpose and a way to honor Shawn’s memory, a young man who was well known for his strong hugs.

Shane Rauh, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Shane Rauh Employee Recipient

SEFCU Business Banking Officer Shane Rauh learned the importance of giving back at an early age from his mom. She believed the idea of showing someone you care is as simple as giving them your time – by volunteering, checking in on someone, or just holding a door.

Jen Page, Why I Care Member Recipient

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Although her volunteer résumé spans just a few years, Jen Page, client manager for Capital District Physicians Health Plan, has made the most of her opportunities, giving her time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBS), the American Heart Association, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeles