Laurie AbbottCustomer Service Representative
Because I believe it is important to give back to the communities in which I live and work, I have been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Dover since 2006, Read more...
Jay O’Neill,President & CEO
Volunteering and giving back has been part of FSB’s corporate culture since our inception in 1890. I’m so proud to lead an organization that is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which we serve. Personally, my passion is improving the lives of children and mentoring. I am continually impressed by the FSB staff and their dedication to volunteering in the community. They impress me everyday with their willingness to give back and I applaud their efforts.
Kelly Glennon,Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management
I’m so proud to work for a company that encourages volunteerism. From the day I started working here over 12 years ago, management has always supported my volunteer efforts. I believe in impacting my community and my passion is helping our four-legged friends who do not have a voice. I serve as a board member for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society and have taken several trips to rescue abused and neglected dogs from other regions of the Country.
AVP, Branch Administrator
I am so pleased to be able to carry out Federal Savings Bank’s mission of giving back locally and enhancing quality of life in the local community. I recently joined the Zebra Crossings Board of Directors. Located in Dover, Zebra Crossings' mission is to enrich the lives of children with a chronic health condition, including those at risk of developing a chronic health condition by fostering greater self-confidence, a sense of independence and a desire to realize their full potential through fun and engaging enrichment programs that build a strong and caring community support network for families.
Deb Scott,AVP, Business Development Officer
It is extremely important to me personally, to work for an institution that supports the well being of the local communities that its’ employees work and live in. I believe all individuals and businesses should strive to support organizations in need of assistance.
A significant piece of The American Dream is home ownership, which has driven me to be apart of the Workforce Housing Coalition. As a member of the Board of Directors, we work to provide affordable housing options for individuals and families in the Seacoast area. I also have a long-term relationship with Habitat for Humanity, and as part of the Family Selection Committee, surprising applicants’ at their doorstep is the most rewarding experience in the world. Other organizations I am passionately involved in are; Community Child Care Center; the Seacoast Food Pantry; the United Way of the Greater Seacoast Salvation Army; and Ambassador of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.
I am very proud that part of my job responsibility is to support Federal Savings Bank’s mission to participate and give back to local organizations in our communities.
Federal Savings Bank is an active member of the New Hampshire Seacoast community. Below are some links to sites that help keep us involved.
Federal Savings Bank, headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire, has served residents of the seacoast area of New Hampshire since 1890. Throughout its history, Federal Savings Bank has remained a “mutual” institution, owned by the depositors. Local management with concerns about the needs of its communities enhances the reputation of quality service that Federal Savings Bank has enjoyed for well over a century.
The Bank's Mission
Federal Savings Bank is committed to meeting the financial service expectations of individuals, families and locally owned businesses in our market area by focusing on:
Commitment to Community
Federal Savings Bank is committed to positively impacting the communities it serves. Employees are encouraged to become actively involved in the community, in fact, the Bank allows each employee eight paid hours a year to volunteer for a non-profit organization in the seacoast. One of the many benefits of banking locally is the fact that your money stays local. Federal Savings Bank is proud to reinvest in the community by offering flexible loan programs to small business owners, affordable mortgages to homeowners and what’s even better? These funds spur local economic growth by creating job opportunities, enabling businesses to expand and increasing development. Federal Savings Bank takes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen very seriously and is fully committed to remaining active and making a difference.
Local Non-Profit Organizations
Here at the Seacoast's Own Community Bank we are committed to positively impacting the communities we serve, which is why we are proud to support many local non-profit organizations. We are fortunate to have a team of employees who not only support our mission but personally donate their time and talents to help make the Seacoast a better place for all. Below are a few of the organizations that we have recently supported.
Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home healthcare agency serving Strafford, Belknap, Carroll and Rockingham Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at the VNA uses the latest technology to provide the most highly skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work and support services in their service area. Specialty programs include Certified Wound & Ostomy care, Diabetes Management & Education, Mental Health Nursing, Intravenous Therapy and a Maternal Wellness Program including a Lactation Consultant. Other specialties include a Telehealth Program, a Life Care Program with private duty services, and a Hospice Program with a team of specialists providing pain and symptom management along with emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their families 24 hours a day.
The mission of Cornerstone VNA is to promote the optimum level of well-being, independence and dignity of those living in the community by providing trusted, compassionate and expert care.
Community Diversion Program
The Community Diversion Program is a court diversion program for adolescents. Our primary goal is to remove the need for court involvement by providing free Drug and Alcohol Education Programs, Tobacco Cessation Programs, Conflict Resolution Programs, Mediation Services, Victim-Offender Mediation and Community Service Opportunities. Please feel free to contact Jackie Valley, Executive Director, at 603-430-8570 for more information.
Seacoast Area Widowed Persons Service
The Seacoast Area Widowed Persons Service invites you to join them at a Guidance Group meeting. These meetings are facilitated support group sessions for those who are newly widowed to share personal experiences and gain support from others who have suffered a similar loss. Services are offered free of charge. For more information about meeting times and other support services call 1-800-391-1977.
Seacoast Hospice provides hospice services for residents of Rockingham and Strafford Counties and bereavement support for anyone in need. For more information, visit www.seacoasthospice.org.
Know a Special Volunteer?
Nominate a volunteer who has made a difference! The Spirit of the Seacoast Volunteer Awards seek to recognize the spirit that is community. The award is made possible by Federal Savings Bank's partnership with the United Way of the Greater Seacoast.
Nominees must be volunteers living or volunteering in Rockingham or Strafford, NH counties, Eliot or Kittery, ME (within the United Way of the Greater Seacoast service area). Volunteers may be nominated in three categories: Youth (under 19), Adult (19 and older), and Group. All must have contributed to someone's life or to the improvement of his, her, or their community through volunteerism.
The recipient will be acknowledged with an award from the United Way of the Greater Seacoast, $500 from Federal Savings Bank to be given to the Greater Seacoast charity of the recipient's choice, and special recognition in the media.
Nominations may be submitted year round and will be reviewed by a panel of community leaders and volunteers. Recipients will be announced in September, December, March, and June. Nomination forms are available in the branch lobbies of Federal Savings Bank. If you would like to have an application mailed to you, contact Kelly Glennon.
Further information about The Spirit of the Seacoast Awards and The Greater Seacoast United Way is also available from:
Former major league baseball pitcher and current Psychology Coach for the Boston Red Sox, Bob Tewksbury, made an appearance at the Federal Savings Bank Apple Harvest Day booth. Federal Savings Bank is the proud underwriter of Apple Harvest Day, which is a fall festival produced by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer every year to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Walk. Over the last few years, FSB employees have raised over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.
For over 10 years, Federal Savings Bank has participated in the United Way's Day of Caring. A group of FSB employees volunteer to help work at a deserving non-profit organization for a day. Here, a group of FSB employees help do yard work at a youth camp in Strafford.
Each year, Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer to produce an internal campaign to raise funds for the United Way. The staff picks a theme, prepares a breakfast and holds several fundraising activities throughout the year.
Federal Savings Bank partners with Seacoast Media Group and The United Way to produce the annual Spirit of the Seacoast awards. Federal Savings Bank employees serve on the committee that selects deserving volunteers in the community to receive special recognition. FSB grants each recipient a $500 grant to donate to a non-profit organization. To date, FSB has donated over $12,000 to the Spirit of the Seacoast program. In this photo, FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, presents a volunteer award to John Miskus, a volunteer for the Dover Adult Learning Center
FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, receives the 2006 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
FSB recently pledged a $50,000 donation to the capital campaign for Cross Roads House, a homeless shelter in Portsmouth. In this photo, FSB employees Kelly Glennon, Deb Scott and John Crisp attend the Cross Road House annual fundraising benefit.