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Niagara Hospice check presentation.
Niagara Hospice check presentation.

Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union's Community Day gifts $24,000 in total donations to Kenan Center, Niagara Hospice


Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm

“Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits,” Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union surpassed expectations for its first-ever Cornerstone Community Day held on Aug. 19. Hosted at the Kenan Center, the event brought families out to have fun and support local community businesses and organizations.

On Aug. 31, checks for $12,000 each were presented to representatives of the Kenan Center and Niagara Hospice.

The Kenan Center check presentation.


Kenan Center Executive Director Bill Patti accepted the check along with several others from the organization. He said, “Kenan Center is grateful for the opportunity to host such an incredible community event with Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union. Providing safe, affordable, engaging activities for community members of all ages is part of Kenan’s mission. Community Day was a brilliant example of what can happen when like-minded organizations work together to lift Lockport.”

Cornerstone Community Day was free to attend and included food for purchase, basket raffle tickets, games, company sponsorships, and vendors and nonprofits to visit, all to benefit Kenan Center and Niagara Hospice.

Kenan Center is a 25-acre campus developed on an 1800's Victorian mansion with landscaped grounds. Its mission is to provide the community with cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. Visit http://kenancenter.org/ to learn more.

Since 1988, Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support to over 30,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with terminal illness. For more information, visit www.NiagaraHospice.org.

“We are so incredibly grateful to Cornerstone CFCU for their amazing support and generosity,” said Karrie Gebhardt, Niagara Hospice director of advancement. “The time and talents of so many dedicated individuals was unmistakable for everyone who attended the first annual Cornerstone Community Day. This resulted in a wonderful event for our community and such a special fundraiser for Niagara Hospice. Hats off to Cornerstone, our generous community, and to all who contributed to the event’s success.”

CEO Eric M. Hepkins emphasized the value this one-day event brings to Cornerstone members and the community: “Cornerstone Community Day strengthens the bond between our members and families, elevates local businesses and organizations, and invests in the Lockport community. We are committed to continuing our support of the Lockport community through events, partnerships and sponsorships that will positively impact our friends and neighbors.”

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Cornerstone is a credit union/financial cooperative that has been serving Niagara County since 1957. Today, it serves both Niagara and Erie counties and has approximately $580 million in assets. It began as Unit No. 1 Federal Credit Union, serving the employees of Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors. Anyone who lives, works, worships, goes to school or volunteers in Niagara and/or Erie counties can join this credit union.

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