Giving Tree

WSB Giving Tree Logo.
            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 2023 from The WSB Giving Tree as of today:  $289,202.41

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

Dawn Cole, CEO of United Way of NNY.WSB Supports United Way of NNY

Dawn Cole, Chief Executive Officer, The United Way of NNY, accepts a donation from WSB in support of the many programs our local United Way offers which benefit so many in our community. 


Dave Missert, Co-Chair, North Country Goes Green Irish Festival.WSB Supports Annual Irish Festival

Dave Missert, Co-Chair, North Country Goes Green Irish Festival, accepts a donation from WSB in support of the annual festival taking place from March 17 - March 19 at the Dulles State Office Building.. 



Don Boshart of the American Cance Society.WSB Supports Relay For Life

Don Boshart, Senior Manager of Community Development, American Cancer Society, accepts a check from Watertown Savings Bank to benefit the annual Relay for Life event.

Dr. Dan Dupee and Benjamin Foster from JCCWSB Supports JCC Foundation

Jefferson Community College Admin In-Charge, Dr. Daniel J. Dupee II, and Foundation Executive Director, Benjamin Foster, accept a check from Watertown Savings Bank for benefit of the JCC Foundation and educational programs. 

Sabrina Derue of 4-H Camp WabassoWSB Supports 4-H Camp Wabasso

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Sabrina Derue, Director of 4-H Camp Wabasso accepts a donation from Watertown Savings Bank to benefit Camp Wabasso’s summer youth and year round programs.

Kerri Noone and Maddison CupernellWSB Supports Ed Beerman Scholarship

Kerri Noone, Branch Manager, WSB Chaumont office, presents a check to Maddison Cupernell, recipient of the Ed Beerman Scholarship.  Maddison will be attending Onondaga Community College this fall and plans to become a Paramedic.

Jason Price and Rebecca BarneyWSB Supports Brew York Festival

Jason Price, Brew York Entertainment, accepts a check from Rebecca Barney, WSB, for sponsorship of the 2023 Brew York Festival taking place in Sackets Harbor this summer. Live music, craft beer and great food benefiting our first responders and EMTs. 


Chris Powers and Carl McLaughlinWSB Supports Concert In The Park

Christine Powers, WSB, presents a check to Carl McLaughlin, Watertown Noon Rotary, for sponsorship of the 2023 Concert in the Park. The annual music event celebrates Independence Day at Thompson Park. 



Shelby Morgia, Corry Lawler and Dawn Atwood.

WSB Supports Samaritan Golf Classic

Shelby Morgia, WSB, presents a check to the Samaritan Foundation’s Event Co-Chair, Corry Lawler, and Community Relations/Events Coordinator, Dawn Atwood, for sponsorship of the Foundation’s 26th annual golf tournament.  The Thousand Islands Golf Classic will take place at the T.I. Golf Club on Friday, June 9, 2023.


Heather McNitt, Stacy Snyder-Morse and David Morse.

WSB Supports Peyton Morse Foundation

Heather McNitt, WSB, presents a donation to Stacy Snyder-Morse and David Morse, Peyton Lane S. Morse Legacy Foundation, Peyton Morse was a City of Watertown Fire Fighter who was killed in 2021.  The mission of the Peyton Lane S. Morse Legacy Foundation is committed to honoring Peyton’s legacy of love for his community, the fire service and his belief in the equality and fair treatment for all.


Garrett Loomis FoundationWSB Supports G. Loomis Foundation

Jeremy Powell, WSB, presents a check to Teresa Stoodley and Nathan Loomis, Garrett Loomis Foundation, to benefit the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. The fund is committed to enhancing fire safety education to positively impact our local communities and honoring Garrett’s legacy.


North Country Community CupWSB Supports Community Cup

Jessica Hyde and Anne Garno, North Country Community Cup, accept a check from Andrew Boulter, WSB, for sponsorship of the annual North Country Community Cup event which promotes wellness and community involvement.


Evans Mills RacewayWSB Supports Evans Mills Raceway

Nick Czerow, Evans Mills Speedway, accepts a check from Chad McKee, WSB, for sponsorship of Northern Lights.  Northern Lights is a massive holiday lights display which will take place at the Evans Mills Speedway this holiday season.


Indian River Lakes ConservancyIndian River Lakes Conservancy

Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Executive Director, Jim “Wylie” Huffman, accepts a check from Chad McKee, WSB, in support of the IRLC’s many programs and events which preserve critical habitat for the unique plants and animals that call the North Country home.

Henderson Business and Community CouncilWSB Supports Henderson Council

Gail Smith, Henderson Business & Community Council, accepts a check from Theresa Maitland, WSB, in support of the Council’s mission to promote water recreation, hiking trails and natural beauty in the Henderson area.

MAC Nature Center.  A Night for Nature.WSB Supports A Night for Nature

Rick Gefell, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, accepts a check from AMY Moore, WSB, for sponsorship of the Center’s annual event, A Night For Nature, taking place in July.



Hospice of Jefferson CountyWSB Supports Hospice

Kathy Arendt, Director of Community Relations and Marketing, Hospice of Jefferson County, accepts a check from Dan Phillips, WSB, to benefit Hospice and the services they provide in our community.




Watertown Downtown Block Party

WSB Supports Block Party

Don Rutherford, CEO, Watertown Local Development Corp., accepts a check from Chad McKee, WSB, for sponsorship of the 2023 Downtown Block Party planned for next summer.


2018      $357,819.51

2019      $360,356.36

2020      $160,415.77

2021      $546,793.40

2022      $362,864.28

IHC Spring FlingWSB Supports IHC Spring Fling

Chad McKee, WSB, presents a check to Mr. Dan Charlebois, Principal, IHC, for sponsorship of the IHC Spring Fling. This year’s theme is the Kentucky Derby with the event taking place on April 29th at the Faichney Business Complex.

North Country Lacrosse LeagueWSB Supports North Country Lacrosse

Peter Clough, President, North Country Lacrosse League, accepts a check from Chad McKee, WSB, for sponsorship of NCLL’s summer youth lacrosse league.  The NCLL is dedicated to providing local boys and girls the opportunity to learn and compete in the sport of lacrosse.


Safe Schools Endeavor.WSB Supports Safe Schools Endeavor

Erika Flint, Safe Schools Endeavor Steering Committee Chairwoman, and her son Micah, accept a check from WSB to benefit the Safe Schools Endeavor.  The program empowers students, parents, and faculty to create a safe school setting in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

Michelle Capone, AUSAWSB Supports Ft. Drum Chapter AUSA

Shelby Morgia, WSB, presents a check to Michelle Capone, Association of the United States Army (AUSA), for sponsorship of the AUSA's Annual Dinner.  AUSA works to bring the Fort Drum and North Country communities together.

Stage Notes donation.WSB Supports Stage Notes

Heather McNitt, WSB, presents a check to Adelyne Jareo, Stage Notes, in support of their upcoming production of Guys & Dolls at the Dulles State Office Building July 28th-30th.  

WSB Scholarship Award.WSB Scholarship Award

Zachory Blevins, South Jeff graduate 2023, stands with Jeff Fallon, WSB, as the recipient of the annual WSB Scholarship Award.  The scholarship is given to graduating students exercising scholarly achievement and citizenship.  Zachory will be attending JCC this fall studying business.  Congratulations, Zachory.

WSB Cup Scholarship.WSB Cup Scholarship

Congratulations to Adele Lanphear and Richard Ballard on being selected as the recipients of the 2023 WSB Cup Scholarship.  Adele will be attending SUNY Geneseo this fall majoring in science with a future eye on the medical field.  Richard will attend Cornell to pursue a degree in Digital Marketing & Communications.  We wish them great success!