Sunmark Credit Union raises record-breaking $85,000 for Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation

Annual Charity Golf Outing Supports Finanical Contributions, In-Kind Services to Non-Profit Organizations

LATHAM, NY (August 30, 2022) — Sunmark Credit Union, a full-service, community-chartered credit union serving New York through financial services and education, held their 22nd annual charity golf tournament at Normanside Country Club on August 1, raising more than $85,000 to benefit the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation. The Foundation is devoted to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and serves to help various local communities, support financial education, and improve the quality of life for those in need. This sold-out event was supported by 144 golfers and 75 corporate sponsors.

“This year, Sunmark is celebrating its 85th anniversary, and one of the ways we are making our mark is by donating $85,000 throughout the year to help build brighter communities,” said Amber Cooleen, chief marketing officer for Sunmark Credit Union and president of the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and participants, we were able to reach our record-breaking goal during this milestone year, which will help us even better serve non-profit organizations.”

“For over 20 years, Sunmark has been raising funds for local non-profits through our annual Charity Golf Classic,” said Audrey Stone, community engagement program manager for Sunmark Credit Union and vice president of the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation. “The entire Foundation team spends months planning for this event, resulting in a day of golf, networking and fun for sponsors and participants, while raising both money and awareness for local organizations so they can continue the work they do to improve our communities.”

The event’s 2022 Premier sponsor was Maguire Cardona, P.C. Attorneys at Law. Platinum sponsors included The Cookie Factory, Sterling Insurance, and Fiserv. Ford & Reale Title Services, LLC; Latham Home Improvement; Carver; CDE Electric; Cornerstone Building Corp; Halal Shack; IREM Solutions; CUNA Mutual Group; and WNYT were Gold sponsors.

Representatives from the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Special Olympics, and St. Catherine’s Center for Children – who have received support from the Foundation – were also in attendance at the event.

About Sunmark Credit Union

Since 1937, Sunmark Credit Union ($975 million in assets; 80,000+ members) has been helping members improve their financial position. Sunmark is committed to the financial health and well-being of each member by offering tools that educate and inform and products and services that make it easier to reach financial goals. For more information, call 518-382-0605 or visit

About The Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation: Founded in 2015 the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation has been supporting local, nonprofit organizations by providing financial contributions, in-kind services, and volunteer support. There are zero administrative costs: 100% of every donation goes directly to helping those who need it. For more information visit the foundation web page at


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