Giving Tree


Ralph F. Brouty Scholarship Recipients

Mark Lavarnway, President of WSB, Patricia Kendall, Branch Manager - WSB Clayton and Peggy Brouty present the Ralph F. Brouty Scholarship Award to Gabe LaFex and Ivey Cantwell.  Both students will be attending JCC this fall pursuing a degree in business.  Congratulations to you both.

                                    

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At Watertown Savings Bank, Financial investments in our community are very important to us. We strive for excellence as a provider of financial support for the many groups, organizations and individuals who work to benefit the North Country. The WSB Giving Tree represents the many ways in which we proudly support the community you call home. 

 
Total Community Support in 2017 from The WSB Giving Tree as of today: $316,694.08
 

Browse through the archives below and see the members of our North Country Community we support every day.

Dr. Carole A. McCoy, JCC College President and Gregg Griffin, Executive Director of the JCC Foundation, accept a donation from Heather Makuch, VP of Deposit Operations for Watertown Savings Bank, in the amount of $5,000.00 for the JCC Foundation’s Dr. Deans Collaborative Building.JCC Foundation
Dr. Carole A. McCoy, JCC College President and Gregg Griffin, Executive Director of the JCC Foundation, accept a donation from Heather Makuch, VP of Deposit Operations for Watertown Savings Bank, in the amount of $5,000.00 for the JCC Foundation’s Dr. Deans Collaborative Building.

Aaron Zehr of Clayton and Miranda White of Cape Vincent are the recipients of the 2016 Ed Beerman Jr. Memorial Community Service Scholarship.  Linda Paventi (far left) and Kerri Noone (far right) present scholarship checks in the amount of $500.00 to each recipient.
Ed Beerman Scholarship
Aaron Zehr of Clayton and Miranda White of Cape Vincent are the recipients of the 2016 Ed Beerman Jr. Memorial Community Service Scholarship.  Linda Paventi (far left) and Kerri Noone (far right) present scholarship checks in the amount of $500.00 to each recipient.  
Ron Riordan, Mortgage Loan Officer, WSB, presents a check to Sam Purington, Executive Director of the Volunteer Transportation Center and Stephanie Graf, American Legion Auxiliary, to support the annual Chili Cook-Off event hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary.Volunteer Transportation Center
Ron Riordan, Mortgage Loan Officer, WSB, presents a check to Sam Purington, Executive Director of the Volunteer Transportation Center and Stephanie Graf, American Legion Auxiliary, to support the annual Chili Cook-Off event hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Watertown Savings Bank's Mary Ann Bartelson presents a check to The North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Board Officer, Patty Strife, in support of the annual Irish Festival.
North Country Goes Green Irish Festival
Watertown Savings Bank's Mary Ann Bartelson presents a check to The North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Board Officer, Patty Strife, in support of the annual Irish Festival.


Robert Piddick, Executive System Administrator – IHC Schools, accepts a donation from Rebecca Barney, WSB Customer Service Representative in support of the IHC Legacy Gala.  The Immaculate Heart Legacy Gala is an annual celebration of the school and it's founders: the Sisters of St. Joseph of Watertown.IHC Legacy Gala
Robert Piddick, Executive System Administrator – IHC Schools, accepts a donation from Rebecca Barney, WSB Customer Service Representative in support of the IHC Legacy Gala.  The Immaculate Heart Legacy Gala is an annual celebration of the school and it's founders: the Sisters of St. Joseph of Watertown.


Jim Schell, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Social Services, is presented with a check from Watertown Savings Bank Customer Service Representative, Joann Warner to benefit the Youth Bureau of Jefferson County.Jefferson County Youth Bureau
Jim Schell, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Social Services, is presented with a check from Watertown Savings Bank Customer Service Representative, Joann Warner to benefit the Youth Bureau of Jefferson County.





Aaron Naklick, of Samaritan Medical Center and attendee of JLI, accepts a check from Andrew Boulter, WSB and JLI alumn, in support of the JLI’s Race Against Poverty Fund.  Join the JLI Class of 2017 as they help support programming for families living in poverty in our area.Jefferson Leadership Institute
Aaron Naklick, of Samaritan Medical Center and attendee of JLI, accepts a check from Andrew Boulter, WSB and JLI alumn, in support of the JLI’s Race Against Poverty Fund.  Join the JLI Class of 2017 as they help support programming for families living in poverty in our area.



Jill Parker, Executive Director - Victims Assistance Center, and Jennifer Loonan, Watertown Sunrise Rotary, accept a check from Meredith Fox, WSB Business Development Officer, in support of the annual Taste of the Town event to benefit the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County in partnership with the Watertown Sunrise Rotary.
Taste of the Town
Jill Parker, Executive Director - Victims Assistance Center, and Jennifer Loonan, Watertown Sunrise Rotary, accept a check from Meredith Fox, WSB Business Development Officer, in support of the annual Taste of the Town event to benefit the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County in partnership with the Watertown Sunrise Rotary.

Jeremy Powell, WSB Security Officer, presents a donation in support of the Garrett W. Loomis Fund to the Garrett W. Loomis Foundation, and Gary Ashline, Lewis County Representative of the Foundation.
Garrett Loomis Scholarship Fund
Jeremy Powell, WSB Security Officer, presents a donation in support of the Garrett W. Loomis Fund to the Garrett W. Loomis Foundation, and Gary Ashline, Lewis County Representative of the Foundation. 


Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Fort Drum Regional Liaison Director, Brian Ashley, in support of the annual Armed Forces Day Parade.Armed Forces Day Parade

Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Fort Drum Regional Liaison Director, Brian Ashley, in support of the annual Armed Forces Day Parade.





Heather White, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center Board Member, accepts a check from Meredith Fox, WSB Business Development Officer, on behalf of the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center.
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Heather White, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center Board Member, accepts a check from Meredith Fox, WSB Business Development Officer, on behalf of the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center. 



Members of the TOA Youth Baseball Team get their picture taken in the new team shirts provided by Watertown Savings Bank.
Town Of Alexandria Youth Baseball

Members of the TOA Youth Baseball Team get their picture taken in the new team shirts provided by Watertown Savings Bank.




RoAnn Dermady, Commercial Loan Officer, WSB, presents a check to Michelle Capone, Board President, Fort Drum Chapter of AUSA for sponsorship of the AUSA's Annual Dinner.
Fort Drum Chapter AUSA

RoAnn Dermady, Commercial Loan Officer, WSB, presents a check to Michelle Capone, Board President, Fort Drum Chapter of AUSA for sponsorship of the AUSA's Annual Dinner. 



Marnie O'Connor, WSB, presents a check to Don Boshart, Executive Director of the NNY American Cancer Society to benefit the upcoming Relay for Life event.
Relay For Life

Marnie O'Connor, WSB, presents a check to Don Boshart, Executive Director of the NNY American Cancer Society to benefit the upcoming Relay for Life event.



Gil Pearsall, HR Director for the Watertown Daily Times accepts a check from Christine Powers, Commercial Loan Officer, WSB, in support of The Purple Heart Scholarship Fund for service members who have been awarded the Purple Heart,
Purple Heart Scholarship Fund

Gil Pearsall, HR Director for the Watertown Daily Times accepts a check from Christine Powers, Commercial Loan Officer, WSB, in support of The Purple Heart Scholarship Fund for service members who have been awarded the Purple Heart, 


Sarah Bunch, Development Director of Watertown Urban Mission, is presented with a check from Watertown Savings Bank Commercial Loan Officer, Chuck Capone.  The Watertown Urban Mission helps people rise above their circumstances and in turn, strengthen our community as a whole.
Watertown Urban Mission

Sarah Bunch, Development Director of Watertown Urban Mission, is presented with a check from Watertown Savings Bank Commercial Loan Officer, Chuck Capone.  The Watertown Urban Mission helps people rise above their circumstances and in turn, strengthen our community as a whole.


Elizabeth Netto, WSB, presents a check for $29,000.00 to Bob Gorman, President & CEO of United Way NNY in support of the work they do to raise and distribute money to support nonprofit programs that improve the lives of our citizens,
United Way of NNY
Elizabeth Netto, WSB, presents a check for $29,000.00 to Bob Gorman, President & CEO of United Way NNY in support of the work they do to raise and distribute money to support nonprofit programs that improve the lives of our citizens, 



Ticia Marra, Artistic Director of Stage Notes, Inc., accepts a donation from Mark Lavarnway, President & CEO of WSB, in support of Stage Notes, Inc., a local theater company whose purpose is to help students see their passion for musical theater make a difference in our community.
Stage Notes
Ticia Marra, Artistic Director of Stage Notes, Inc., accepts a donation from Mark Lavarnway, President & CEO of WSB, in support of Stage Notes, Inc., a local theater company whose purpose is to help students see their passion for musical theater make a difference in our community. 

Christine Powers, Commercial Loan Officer - WSB, presents a check to event organizer, Jeffrey Reynolds, for sponsorship of the Annual Strongest Warrior Competition with all proceeds raised supporting The National Association of the 10TH Mountain Divisions Fort Drum Chapter Wounded Soldiers and Adaptive Sports programs.
Strongest Warrior Competition
Christine Powers, Commercial Loan Officer - WSB, presents a check to event organizer, Jeffrey Reynolds, for sponsorship of the Annual Strongest Warrior Competition with all proceeds raised supporting The National Association of the 10TH Mountain Divisions Fort Drum Chapter Wounded Soldiers and Adaptive Sports programs.

Stephanie Elliott, Branch Manager of WSB in Sackets Harbor, presents a check to Mary Jo Deans, Sackets Harbor Historical Society, for sponsorship of the Concerts on the Waterfront Series.  Concerts on the Waterfront are held every summer Sunday afternoon in Sackets Harbor.
Concerts On The Waterfront
Stephanie Elliott, Branch Manager of WSB in Sackets Harbor, presents a check to Mary Jo Deans, Sackets Harbor Historical Society, for sponsorship of the Concerts on the Waterfront Series.  Concerts on the Waterfront are held every summer Sunday afternoon in Sackets Harbor.

Christine Strobert, WSB, presents a check to Beth Fipps and Bonnie Eppolito, Samaritan Foundation.
Samaritan Foundation
Christine Strobert, WSB, presents a check to Beth Fipps and Bonnie Eppolito, Samaritan Foundation.




Keri Jobson, Executive Director Alexandria Bay Chamber is shown accepting a donation from Skye Ryder-McCauley, Branch Manager Watertown Savings Bank for the upcoming Pirates Days and Blues in the Bay events.
Pirates Days and Blues in the Bay
Keri Jobson, Executive Director Alexandria Bay Chamber is shown accepting a donation from Skye Ryder-McCauley, Branch Manager Watertown Savings Bank for the upcoming Pirates Days and Blues in the Bay events. 


Christine Powers, Commercial Loan Officer - WSB, presents a check to Carl McLaughlin for sponsorship of the Symphony in the park.  The NNY Orchestra will be performing such July 4th favorites as American Salute, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, the 1812 Overture and many more.
Symphony Concert in the Park
Christine Powers, Commercial Loan Officer - WSB, presents a check to Carl McLaughlin for sponsorship of the Symphony in the park.  The NNY Orchestra will be performing such July 4th favorites as American Salute, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, the 1812 Overture and many more.

Stephanie Elliott, Branch Manager WSB in Sackets Harbor presents a check to Made in NY Festival Director, Mike Campbell in support of the 2017 Made in New York Festival.  The annual Made in New York Festival is a regional NYS event which promotes a buy local theme featuring businesses, farms and vendors from all over NYS.
Made in New York Festival
Stephanie Elliott, Branch Manager WSB in Sackets Harbor presents a check to Made in NY Festival Director, Mike Campbell in support of the 2017 Made in New York Festival.  The annual Made in New York Festival is a regional NYS event which promotes a buy local theme featuring businesses, farms and vendors from all over NYS. 



Mike Kinney, 4-H Camp Wabasso Camp Manager, accepts a donation from Rachel Ganter, WSB Customer Service Representative in support of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp Wabasso Youth Summer Camp.4-H Camp Wabasso

Mike Kinney, 4-H Camp Wabasso Camp Manager, accepts a donation from Rachel Ganter, WSB Customer Service Representative in support of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp Wabasso Youth Summer Camp.



Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Bob Simpson, Pam Shelmidine and Larry Burnett, of the Jefferson County Fair committee, for the sponsorship of the Fair’s opening night parade.Jefferson County Fair

Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Bob Simpson, Pam Shelmidine and Larry Burnett, of the Jefferson County Fair committee, for the sponsorship of the Fair’s opening night parade.



Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Dan Villa, Secretary, Sacred Heart Foundation, to sponsor the Foundation’s annual dinner.Sacred Heart Foundation

Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Dan Villa, Secretary, Sacred Heart Foundation, to sponsor the Foundation’s annual dinner.




Stephen Frazier, Coach of the WSB Youth Baseball Team poses for a photo with his daughter, Leah and Cory Burns, WSB, in honor of the Team's championship victory in the local youth baseball league.
WSB Youth Baseball
Stephen Frazier, Coach of the WSB Youth Baseball Team poses for a photo with his daughter, Leah and Cory Burns, WSB, in honor of the Team's championship victory in the local youth baseball league.



Mark Lavarnway, President of Watertown Savings Bank presents a check to Tim Dermady, DPAO, for sponsorship of the DPAO's Annual Summer Concert Series.
DPAO Summer Concert Series
Mark Lavarnway, President of WSB, presents a check to Tim Dermady, DPAO, for the 2017 spnsorship of the DPAO's Annual Summer Concert Series.




WSB Cup Scholarship Recipients
Mark Lavarnway, President & CEO - WSB, and Mary Perrine, NNY Community Foundation, present scholarship certificates each in the amount of $1,000.00 to the 2017 WSB Cup Scholarship Award recipients, Vincent Simpson and Emma Nevers


South Jeff Scholarship Recipient #1
Rockett Stockwell, Branch Manager of WSB Adams, presents scholarship check to Brett Lalone.  Brett is a National Honor Student who will be attending JCC in the fall for business.



South Jeff Scholarship Recipient #2
Becky Eastman, Assistant Branch Manager of WSB Adams, presents scholarship check to Kallie Burnash.  Kallie is a National Honor Student who will be attending JCC in the fall for business.



Brouty Scholarship Recipient #1
Mark Lavarnway, President & CEO - WSB, and Peggy Brouty, present the Ralph F. Brouty Scholarship Award to Gabe LaFex.  Gabe will be attending JCC this fall pursuing a degree in business.  Congratulations Gabe.


Brouty Scholarship Recipient #2
Patricia Kendall, Branch Manager - WSB Clayton, presents the Ralph F. Brouty Scholarship Award to Ivey Cantwell.  Ivey will be attending JCC this fall pursuing a degree in business.  Congratulations Ivey.