Education and our Community

Find educational resources and what seminars are being offered in your area. There are many FREE sessions on budgeting, saving, and more (and you don't have to be a member to attend).

Don't forget to read up on news about the local communities we serve. From signature events to fundraisers, our community involvement is changing lives every day!

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How will you spend your money in the next few months, or the next year and beyond? It's a good idea to put your goals in writing and create a spending plan that will give you enough money for every day expenses, while helping you save for your goal. Check out five tips for smart spending and saving.

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SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being is setting the standard for financial education offered by a credit union. This year, our focus is on advancing the model across the state and nationally to assist organizations in providing credible resources to support member groups, community organizations, and individuals' access to financial education.

Through several summer youth employment programs and camps in the City of Albany, Schenectady County, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Binghamton, SEFCU's team of financial educators will help hundreds of youth understand the importance of financial responsibility and how to achieve it.

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SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being was honored with the New York Credit Union Association's 2018 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, an award created to recognize model credit union efforts to provide personal finance education concepts and skills to individuals under age 18.

Ramon Morales, Employee Recipient

After moving to the Buffalo area more than 25 years ago, Ramon met a co-worker named Marylou Borowiak (who happens to be a former Why I Care 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.

Kirsten LeBlanc, Why I Care Employee Recipient

If dedication to the community could be measured in miles, SEFCU’s Contracts Administrator, Kirsten LeBlanc, would certainly be at the top of the list.

Timothy Stowell, Why I Care Employee Recipient

At the age of six, Tim’s son Ben was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of childhood cancer.

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.

The local communities that our members call home are the heart and soul of SEFCU. We've dedicated ourselves and our resources to helping your community grow and thrive. At SEFCU, we back our community spirit with active support for the local causes and initiatives that matter to our members. Here you can learn more about SEFCU's community spirit - and how it makes an impact every single day for our members and their communities.