"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
- Coretta Scott King
The credit union industry philosophy of "people helping people" aligns with Nassau Financial's Service Mission which is: "Improving the financial well-being of each member and the communities we serve." We firmly believe that corporate volunteerism and philanthropy is not done simply to build the Nassau Financial brand, but to create positive ripples in the community helping people in need, raising awareness about specific challenges or issues, and making our neighborhoods better places.
We invite you to visit this page often to see how we are striving to make a difference in our communities:
Making Strides Walk at Jones Beach: In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we participated in the Making Strides Walk at Jones Beach. We raised just over $6500! While we had tons of fun, we also enjoyed coming together with Members of the community to support such an important cause.
Oyster Fest: Nassau Financial also attended the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay in October. Our table was filled with fun and exciting giveaways and we were more than happy to meet our new and existing Members! We had an awesome time while our friends and families got a chance to spin our Prize Wheel and enter into our VISA Gift Card Raffle!
Food Drive for The INN: Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union employees donated 557 pounds of non-perishable food items to The INN, located in Hempstead, NY. These items will go to families in need in the local community. Nassau Financial also presented a check made payable to the Mary Brennan INN for over $1,300 in donations.
Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners: Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union has awarded $8000 in college scholarships to four high school seniors to help finance their college education. The student-members of Nassau Financial were chosen based on their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.
Congratulations to: Chelsea Altidor, Megan Bernowich, Sara Webel and Jarad Bazan, who was also awarded a $1000 state-wide scholarship from the Credit Union Association of New York (CUA NY) in addition to the $2000 scholarship awarded by Nassau Financial.
Pictured with John T. DeCelle, President and CEO are Nassau Financial Scholarship Winners Chelsea Altidor, Jared Bazan, Sara Webel and their families.
East Meadow Branch Relocated to 2575 Hempstead Turnpike: Nassau Financial relocated to a larger space, just half a mile east on Hempstead Turnpike. The new location provides plenty of high-tech upgrades, including 4 Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs), 9 Video Displays, Free WiFi and Charging Stations, and Free Coffee Bar. Branded with their colors and pictures of their ITM Tellers above each machine, the new location is the prototype for future locations. It is a paperless branch, with information shared through all of the video displays and word of mouth through the East Meadow staff, giving the branch a warmer, more personalized atmosphere.
New Branch Opens at NUMC: Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union returned to its roots to serve over 3,000 members who also happen to work for Nassau University Medical Center and other NuHealth System locations. The new branch is located on the first floor of the Nassau University Medical Center to serve hospital staff, patients, visitors and the public. This location is familiar to Nassau Financial, having merged with Nassau University Medical Center Credit Union in 2001 and continuing to serve its members for the past 16 years.
Lunch Sponsorship at The INN: In the spirit “People helping People” Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union donated $1,800 to sponsor and serve lunch at the Mary Brennan INN, a local soup kitchen. Twenty credit union employees also worked at the INN for the day, completing much-needed tasks including food and clothing intake, stocking shelves in the clothing store and food pantry, and serving lunch to over 250 guests. The INN serves the local community with a hot meal at noon every day, in addition to providing clothing, food and other supplies to those in need.
November - December 2017:
Toy Drive: Nassau Financial collected new toy donations in all of their locations in support of the John Thiessen Children's Foundation, which distributes the toys at the holidays children who are homebound or hospitalized due to illness. 100's of toys were collected through employee and Member donations.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk & Pink Party Booth Sponsorship: Nassau Financial's Team HOPE, comprised of over 25 employees and their families gathered at Jones Beach to walk in honor of one of our own tellers who lost her battle, as well as in honor of family and friends who have also been impacted by this disease. We also sponsored the WALK Pink Party by the bandshell that day, to help celebrate survivorship and friendship at the walk. Behind the scenes, Team HOPE raised over $7,000, a new record for our team, making us one of the top fundraisers in our region.
Oyster Festival: Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union presented prizes and raffles to attendees of the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, NY, together with their solar partners from SunPower by EmPower Solar. The annual festival is family friendly with vendor booths, food and fun activities.Nassau Financial continued its partnership with Solar Installer SunPower by EmPower Solar by presenting their first ever Long Island Solar Loan Program together at the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay NY on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. Over 200,000 attendees visit the East Coast’s largest waterfront festival each year.
Food Drive to benefit The INN: Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union teamed up with Kindred at Home to donate 532 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Mary Brennan INN, located in Hempstead, NY. These items will be distributed to families in need in the local community. Nassau Financial also matched the donations in the form of a check for $2,625 payable to the Mary Brennan INN in order to support their food kitchen and local community efforts.
Student Scholarships: Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union awarded $8,000 in college scholarships to four high school seniors to help finance their college education. The student members of Nassau Financial were chosen based on their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.