News Release
 November 18, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

(Williamsville, NY) - The Summit Federal Credit Union ROC the Taste, a free-to-attend food and music festival held July 26th & 27th this summer, raised thousands of dollars for the event’s two beneficiaries.

Checks of money collected by both The Summit and Tops Friendly Markets at the event will be presented at 2:30pm on Thursday, November 7th at The Summit’s Brighton Branch, 1600 Monroe Avenue, Rochester. Event beneficiaries Center for Youth and Villa of Hope will each receive a check for $3500, a total donation of $7000. As title sponsor, The Summit raised money through activities at their tent as well as by donating ATM fees. Presenting sponsor Tops donated all proceeds from food and beverages sold at their tent.

The weekend of ROC the Taste was referred to as a “Tribute to Youth” to draw attention to Villa of Hope and Center for Youth.

“The Summit is committed to Rochester and those who live here, including our youth,” said Cheryl Pohlman, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for The Summit Federal Credit Union. “Through ROC the Taste, we were able to raise money for Center for Youth and Villa of Hope, two organizations that help and empower our community’s young people to emerge from some dire circumstances.” “We thank everyone for stopping by our tent to help us support Center for Youth and Villa of Hope,” said Kathleen Allen, Senior Manager of Community Relations for Tops Friendly Markets. “With your help, Tops contributed approximately $4,000 of the $7,000 raised to these worthy causes.”

“We were so excited to bring ROC the Taste back to Rochester for a second year,” said Carrie Wojtaszek, Chief Operating Officer for event producer Galaxy Media.

“Both The Summit and Tops are amazing partners. Not only did they help to underwrite this great community festival, but they are always forward-thinking regarding ways that they can give back.”


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