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People Helping People

Through sponsorships and volunteerism, we foster partnerships that enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and businesses in the Hudson Valley. Our staff are encouraged to embrace their roles as community leaders, and we’re proud to say that more than 50 of them currently assist over 70 local non-profits. We look to partner with organizations that share our values and our vision for a better Hudson Valley.

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    We participate in activities that provide vital services that strengthen our community

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    We support organizations that, collectively, are helping to build healthier communities.

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    We strive to be an active and responsible member of the communities we are part of.


Our staff participate in fundraisers, walks, and other team activities throughout our communities. You may recognize our teams at events such as the Polar Plunge, Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity Build Days, and more.

Many of our employees serve our community by sharing their professional expertise and experience to area not-for-profits. Serving on organizational boards, teams, in advisory capacities, and through hands-on activities, our employees bring their skills to the group and provide invaluable support to many of our most important community resource organizations.

Staff from our Middletown Branch

Staff from our Middletown Branch participated in the American Heart Association's Tri-County Walk held at Lake Welch Beach.

Vince D’Ambroso

“I believe in giving back to the communities in which I live and work. I do not look upon volunteering and the opportunity to help others as a chore. Volunteering is an honor and the thought that I could be a positive factor in another person’s life is my motivation.“

Vince D’Ambroso, Business Development Officer, has worked in the credit union industry for most of his career. Vince is a big supporter of community organizations and has served on the Greater Mahopac Carmel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the past seven years, serving as it chairman for three of those years and currently serving as its Treasurer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Putnam County Friends of Senior Resources, on the Board of Directors of the Putnam Chapter of the American Heart Association, United Way of Westchester/Putnam, and as an Audit Committee member for Mt. Pleasant School District Board of Education.

“We are all stewards of our communities and local volunteering allows us to see the results of our efforts up close, whether it be in business, family/friends, or faith, and that just feels good.“

Middletown Branch Manager Jean Sexton, serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc. as well as on the Steering Committee for Middletown Cares Coalition.

Jean Sexton
Hudson Valley was proud to sponsor CRVI's 4th Annual Self Advocacy Conference. Middletown Branch Manager Jean Sexton is pictured here with CRVI Executive Director Bill Sammis. CRVI provides services and support to those living with disabilities.

Beth Hout

“The reward comes when I see the look on someone’s face who is having perhaps one of the worst days of their lives, and I know that I’ve helped to make it better.”

Beth Hout has been with the credit union for 12 years. Beth has worn many hats at the credit union, but we think her most impressive hat might be that of firefighter. Beth serves as a volunteer firefighter in Millbrook. Appreciative of serving her community as a firefighter, she hopes to inspire people of all generations to look into volunteering at their local firehouse.

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