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2023 Charities of Choice

May 1, 2023

Each year the employees of Rondout Savings Bank pick two charities to fundraiser for throughout the year. This year the two charities are…..

  • R.Y.A.N– The mission of R.Y.A.N is to promote substance abuse awareness, share our family’s journey to dispel the myths of addiction, eliminate the stigma that is attached to it, and to support organizations that provide healthy programs for the youth of our community.


  • Mid Hudson Recovery Centers- Bolger House Community Residence– is a Non-Profit Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Poughkeepsie, NY. Providing Drug Rehab, Residential Treatments for people struggling with Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse. They provide comprehensive substance abuse and addiction treatment programs in Poughkeepsie, NY to help you or a loved one return to a healthy, productive life

EVP, Chief Financial & Information Officer Charles Cullen

EVP, Chief Financial & Information Officer Charles Cullen Elected to Anderson Center for Autism Board of Trustees

November 2, 2022

Congratulations to EVP, Chief Financial & Information Officer Charles Cullen on joining the Anderson Center for Autism Board of Trustees! The Anderson Center for Autism’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality. To find out more about this great organization check out their website: https://www.andersoncenterforautism.org/

Cheryl Bowers President & CEO

Cheryl Bowers Elected to Serve on the American Bankers Association Board of Directors

October 4, 2022

Cheryl Bowers, President and CEO, has been elected to serve on the 20-member American Bankers Association (ABA) Board of Directors for 2022-2025. Bowers was one of the six nominees nationwide selected by ABA to serve for the three-year term.

“Cheryl Bowers has served with distinction on the Board of the New York Bankers Association, bringing her infectious passion for service to her community and her keen industry knowledge. Cheryl is a true leader, who strives to forge a path for future women leaders in banking. The ABA has made an extraordinarily smart choice in electing Cheryl Bowers to its Board. As New Yorkers, we are excited for bankers across the country to get the benefit of Cheryl’s expertise,” said Clare M. Cusack, President and CEO, New York Bankers Association.

Bowers has more than 35 years of banking experience. She is the first woman to be appointed President and CEO of Rondout Savings Bank in its 154-year history. She is a founding member and co-chair of the New York Bankers Association’s Women’s Leadership Conference, where she regularly speaks, moderates, and participates as a panelist. Bowers is dedicated to civic participation and volunteerism, serving on the boards of numerous local non-profit organizations in the Hudson Valley region of New York. She has a deep commitment and passion for developing female leaders and diversity in the financial services industry.

Cheryl Bowers is a high honors graduate from the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania and attended Wharton Business School, where she earned her Leadership Certificate.

About the ABA:
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $24 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional, and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $19.4 trillion in deposits, and extend nearly $11 trillion in loans.

2021 Rondout Cares Nonprofit Winners

Rondout Cares 2021 Winners Announced!

December 29, 2021

The Rondout Cares Voting Campaign was created to help our local nonprofit organizations during the holidays. Congratulations to the 2nd Annual Rondout Cares Voting Campaign winners- Family Services, Breast Cancer Options, and Hope on a Mission! Each nonprofit receives $1,000! Be on the lookout for the 3rd Annual Rondout Cares Voting Contest beginning in November 2022!

To learn more about each organization click the links below:

Family Services https://familyservicesny.org/

Breast Cancer Options https://www.breastcanceroptions.org/home_page0.aspx

Hope on a Mission https://www.hopeonamission.org/

Rondout Savings Bank Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Donation to Kingston

May 31, 2018

KINGSTON – “I like to think of the City of Kingston as a city of firsts”, said Kingston Mayor Steve Nobel. He was referring to the first lighthouse on the canal back in the 1800’s, and the first woman to operate it; bringing us to the first woman president of Rondout Savings Bank, Cheryl Bowers.

“Its a little bit less about being the first woman as much as it is being the first president that starts the next 150 years.”, said a very humble Cheryl Bowers. Bowers was named the bank’s fourteenth president back in November of 2017.

The evening began with a reception at the Homeport Barn at the foot of Broadway in Kingston. After hor d oeuvres, a welcome from Cheryl Bowers, and cake the crowd moved to the Visitor’s Center. Situated on the grassy knoll, next the the Visitor Center building, the structure stood wrapped in a blue cloth, awaiting its unveiling.

Hundreds gathered around the 10 foot structure that only revealed the blue stone base of the monument. Ulster County Chamber of Commerce President Ward Todd MC’d the event with quick congratulatory words from himself, mayor Noble, and Rich Kleban who came to represent the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where a Rondout Bank Hyde Park location resides.

After the speeches, Bowers cut the ribbon and behind her, the cloth was snapped away from the structure to reveal a five foot steel lighthouse as a symbol of Rondout’s mission throughout its 150 year history to be a beacon of trust and to provide guidance to the community it serves. Local artist Johnny Poux was commissioned by Rondout Savings Bank to create the lighthouse.

“Two words”, said Tony Marmo, owner of Normann Staffing. “Customer Service. That’s why the bank has been a cornerstone of this community for so long. The staff and management provides consistent and unmatched customer service.”, he said.

Original article posted on hvnn.com

Lighthouse Monument Ribbon Cutting
Lighthouse Monument Ribbon Cutting
Lighthouse Monument Ribbon Cutting

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Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce December Breakfast

December 13, 2022

We love sponsoring the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce December Holiday breakfast! It is the perfect event to get us into the holiday spirit! The holidays are about giving and this year our annual #RondoutCares contest is running until December 26th. We will donate a $1,000 each to the top 3 nonprofit organizations that receive the most votes! Make sure you like our page and enter your vote everyday here: https://gorondout.com/care/

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Seasoned Gives Thanksgiving Food Donation

November 22, 2022

The Rondout Team was happy to donate food and supplies including homemade mashed potatoes! The Seasoned Gives Thanksgiving giveaway helped to feed our local community!

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RUPCO Community Lunch, Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Dinner, and Boy Scout Distinguished Citizens Dinner

November 16, 2022

Last week we attended a few community events including the RUPCO Community Lunch, the Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger, and the Rip Van Winkle Council, Boy Scout Distinguished Citizens Dinner. #RondoutCares

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ULDI Hall of Fame

November 10, 2022

Congratulations to Joe Beichert of Timely Signs and Jess Davis of the Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce for being inducted into the ULDI Hall of Fame! We are a proud sponsor of the ULDI program and all they do to help develop future leaders in Ulster County! #RondoutCares

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MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest!

October 30, 2022

We had a great time celebrating Halloween last Saturday at the MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest! #ProudSponsor

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Ulster Community College Foundation Gala

October 14, 2022

Last Thursday we sponsored and attended the Ulster Community College Foundation Annual Gala! Congratulations to all the honorees and scholarship recipients!

DCRCC Athena Awards

December 2, 2021

The Rondout Team was excited to attend and support President and CEO Cheryl Bowers  as she was a nominated honoree for achieving the Athena Leadership Model  .  The Athena Award represents having a high level of professional excellence, contributing time and energy to improving the quality of life for other in the community and by actively assisting others, particularly women in realizing their full potential. Congratulations Cheryl Bowers!

Community Involvement

Money is important, but we’ve also noticed that the idea of giving back encourages others to give, too, sometimes in terms of time and enthusiasm.

Many of us at the bank are also involved in the community in our spare time. We serve as volunteers as well as board members. Some of the organizations we volunteer our time for include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Arts Society of Kingston
  • Bardavon / UPAC
  • Benedictine Health Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kingston
  • Boy Scouts of America – Rip Van Winkle Council
  • Center for Spectrum Services
  • Gateway Foundation
  • Hudson Valley Senior Residence
  • Jewish Federation of Ulster County
  • Kingston Hospital Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Kingston
  • Lions Club of Kingston
  • Mental Health Association
  • Rotary Club of Kingston
  • Ulster County Community Action
  • Ulster County Development Corporation
  • Ulster County Girl Scouts
  • Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of Ulster County, and more!
  • YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
  • Hope’s Fund
  • Roosevelt- Vanderbilt Historical Association
  • Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Foundation of Hudson Valley

Charitable Contributions

Our Board of Trustees, staff and their families live here and share neighborhoods, schools, houses of worship and charities with you and your families.

All decisions are made locally with local interests in mind by what we believe are the best in the business. Rondout Savings Bank is committed to our friends and neighbors. We work every day to earn the business of individuals and organizations in our community, in turn, we return a significant portion of our profits back in to the community.

Thinking in banking terms, we decided to call it our “Dividends to the Community Program.” Each and every year we donate 10% of our earnings to hundreds of area non-profit organizations for a wide range of worthy purposes.

To apply for our Dividends to the Community program click here.

Rondout Savings Bank Scholarships

Rondout Savings Bank, located in Kingston, sponsors an annual scholarship to be awarded to Business majors enrolled as freshmen or returning to Ulster County Community College. A special application is available for interested candidates and the scholarship recipient is chosen by Rondout Savings Bank.