Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation News & Events
May 2022 | Golf and Kindness
Summer of Kindness is Back - With Workshops!
Last year, together with Beekman 1802, we completed our first-ever Summer of Kindness program. Throughout the summer, we invited children to "deposit kindness" by submitting their ideas on how they would spread kindness in their communities. A Kindness Crew comprised of Sunmark and Beekman 1802 volunteers then selected submissions and worked with the children to help bring their Kindness Projects to life. We are proud to have fulfilled 8 projects last summer, which included a Kona Ice Truck for Nursing Home Residents, an Ambulance Fund Donation, and Helmets for Kids, to name a few - see them all here.

We are thrilled to bring Summer of Kindness back this year with an added component - Kindness Workshops! During workshops, children will brainstorm how to spread kindness in their homes, communities, and school and complete hands-on Kindness Projects to benefit a local organization in their community.
Monday, August 1 | Normanside Country Club
Join the fun! We're especially excited for this year's Charity Golf Classic as 2022 marks 22 years of golfing for a great cause and we also celebrate Sunmark Credit Union's 85th anniversary! Proceeds from our golf event benefit the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation, helping us donate over $300,000 to a variety of local charities over the years. Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Golf in the tournament. Get out of the office and join us for a fun packed day! In addition to golf, we'll have food, drinks, raffles, and giveaways! Individuals and foursomes are welcome to register at
  • Sponsor the tournament. Support a great cause and get your business in front of over 300 participants! Sponsorships range from $300 - $7,500. Exclusive categories are available. Secure yours today at
  • Donate a raffle item of $100 value or greater.
Sunmark Celebrates 518 Day with Volunteerism
On Wednesday, May 18, over 25 Sunmark Credit Union employees participated in United Way of the Greater Capital Region's 518 Day - the largest single day of community service held annually in the Capital Region. Learn more about 518 Day here.
Sunmark employees helped United Way and Women United "stuff the bus" with baby shower items to support families throughout the Capital Region.
Over 14,868 seedlings were planted at the Patroon Land Farm which will become fresh, local produce the Regional Food Bank will distribute to the members and hungry they serve.
Volunteers helped Girls Inc. make their dreams come true by painting their fence red and bringing their vision of a "Big Red Hug" "to life.
We continue to look for ways to support the community in 2022. If you’re an organization in need of financial contributions, volunteer support or have additional needs, please click here to submit a request. If you’re an individual or business interested in making an impact in your community by becoming a Foundation partner click here to contact our team.