St. Mary’s Bank honors top employee volunteers and introduces volunteer time off

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St. Mary’s Bank President and CEO Ron Covey (far right) poses with employees who reached 25, 50, and 100 hours of community service in 2017. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – Delivering food to homebound residents. Coaching football. Playing in a band that raises funds for Make-a-Wish or music scholarships. These are a few examples of how St. Mary’s Bank employees make a difference in their communities.

And what a difference that is. In 2017, St. Mary’s Bank employees generously donated 3,152 volunteer hours valued at $78,479. In all, 89 employees volunteered in their communities, and 29 employees reached the 25-, 50-, and 100-hour levels for the year.

Ron Covey, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Bank, recently honored these 29 employees at a breakfast reception at the credit union’s McGregor Street headquarters.

“It was my pleasure to recognize and thank the 29 employees who went above and beyond last year. Reaching 25, 50, or 100 hours is no small feat,” states Covey. “As America’s first credit union, we pride ourselves on living out the credit union philosophy of People Helping People. I think we do that exceptionally well, as the spirit of giving back comes naturally to many of our employees.”

St. Mary’s Bank has always encouraged employees to volunteer for causes that are close to their hearts and now offers another way for employees to do that more easily: a volunteer time off (VTO) program.

“Our volunteer program includes a number of opportunities that take place during regularly scheduled work hours and on employees’ personal time, which makes it difficult to balance the desire to give back with the demands of daily life,” explains Pamela Roy, Director of Human Resources. “We are excited to offer VTO that is designed to give employees the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities specifically during their normal work hours, allowing them to give back while meeting their professional and personal responsibilities.”

St. Mary’s Bank’s new VTO program enables employees to volunteer for the charitable or civic organizations of their choice. Employees will receive up to eight hours of VTO that can be used in two-hour increments throughout the year.

Over the last couple of years, St. Mary’s Bank has seen an increase in the number of employee volunteers and in the number of volunteer hours. The credit union believes the addition of VTO will inspire even more employees to embrace the philosophy of People Helping People and make a difference in their communities.

About St. Mary’s Bank

Founded in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1908, St. Mary’s Bank is the first credit union in the nation. It makes progressive financial products and services available and affordable to consumers and businesses. Members enjoy excellent service, competitive rates, low fees, and state-of-the-art banking services. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, St. Mary’s Bank has locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, and Nashua, with mortgage centers in Concord, Nashua, and Portsmouth. For more information, call 1-888-786-2791 or visit

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