50 years ago, Suffolk Federal opened its doors to service the local community and build a substantial presence to become one of the largest credit unions in Suffolk County. In June, Suffolk Federal recognized this historic milestone by hosting a fantastic Gold Celebration Party at its headquarters which included a delicious BBQ lunch for members, friends and family as well as fun games, activities and face painting for the children.
Fun and festivities took place throughout the afternoon and included a special Suffolk Federal Golden Anniversary Promotion with the chance to earn incredible rewards, including gift cards and a $200 deposit when new members opened a Checking account with Direct Deposit. In addition to all the fun, there was also a special appearance by JVC Broadcasting and the Paramount Theater who donated free tickets to some fantastic concerts which party attendees could win.
“From our beginning days 50 year ago, we have remained committed to our mission and core values which are focused on our members and which have included a commitment to integrity, exceptional member service, excellence and innovation. We have built our reputation upon the promise to deliver extraordinary financial services for our members,” explained Ralph D. Spencer, Jr., Suffolk Federal President and CEO. “Our vision is to do what is best for our members and the communities where we are located and to always make extraordinary member service a top priority,” he continued.
In addition to its Golden Anniversary Party, Suffolk Federal will continue to mark its 50th anniversary throughout the year with an array of fun-filled and spectacular festivities and activities which support Suffolk County. Highlighted events planned include a Celebrate & Do Good promotion which is presently taking place through October at each one of Suffolk Federal’s local branches. This promotion will benefit Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The credit union will also share memorable moments with the public on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and will continue to support local community initiatives.
Throughout the years, Suffolk Federal has served the increasing needs of its membership by enhancing its already exceptional member services, adding new technology to make banking more efficient and increasing opportunity and flexibility to service member needs. Earlier this year, Suffolk Federal reached the $1 billion mark in assets, reflecting an emphasis on membership and a successful expansion strategy that has strengthened the Suffolk Federal offerings and services and has transformed Suffolk Federal into a leading financial institution.
“A lot may have changed in 50 years, but what has not changed is our commitment to the members, dedication to service and support for the communities where we do business. Our celebration is a celebration of the relationships we have developed with our members and the communities we serve. It represents the success of our mission and continuation of our legacy for the next 50 years. We would like to thank our loyal members who have allowed Suffolk Federal to become part of their lives and an integral part of their communities,” Spencer continued.
Photo: Ralph D. Spencer Jr., President and CEO of Suffolk Federal (left) and Richard Klefsky, Vice President of Retail Banking, Suffolk Federal with special guests and prize winners from the 50th Anniversary Celebration.