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 can regularly be seen coaching one of my nieces or nephews sports team and I have served as a mentor in the Dover school system. 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 Marketing & 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.
Carrie DiGeorge Keech,AVP, Senior Retail Loan Officer
My volunteer work as an adult began when I was approached by the bank in 2002 to see if I may be interested in meeting with the HUB for a possible Board membership. The HUB’s mission really hit home for me and I began a 6-year term on their Board of Directors. While on the Board I was introduced to many other opportunities and people in the community. Since that time I have served on two other Boards and worked on various other committees and task forces.
I believe that it’s a duty to give back to the community in which you live; to help others to learn something that you may have knowledge of or to give a hand when it’s asked for but even better, when it’s not. I’m grateful that FSB supports our efforts to volunteer and allows us the time and flexibility to do so.
Laurie Abbott,Customer 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, and currently serve on the board of directors. I chose the Kiwanis Club because of the diversity of their service within the community and their belief in helping children. Some of the activities include volunteering at a local soup kitchen, Special Olympics, and chaperoning children during their holiday Christmas shopping. I also participate in a number of fundraising efforts such as UNH Concessions, Apple Harvest Day Pancake Breakfast, and the Somersworth Children’s Festival. It is very rewarding to witness how appreciative the recipients of Kiwanis’ services are, and in turn I experience a tremendous sense of fulfillment.
Mary Henderson,AVP, Branch Administrator
I feel very connected to the Rochester community and think it’s a great place to live and work. As Rochester Branch Manager, I am pleased to be able to carry out Federal Savings Bank’s mission of giving back locally and enhancing quality of life in the area.
I recently joined the Rochester Economic Development Department’s Resource Team, which supports local Downtown businesses, as they prepare for developmental projects. As a member of the Resource Team, and Rochester Main Street Economic Restructuring Team, I assist in creating action and retention plans for the Downtown business community as they face ongoing economic challenges.
I serve on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and am proud to fulfill the Chamber’s mission, which is to advance the general welfare and prosperity of its members.
I served as an original Board Member of the Rochester Main Street Program, and was recognized in 2007 as NH Main Street Center Board Member of the year, and was also recognized in 2007 by Rochester City Mayor, John Larochelle for outstanding volunteer work in the community.
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 Board of Directors; Community Service Committee for the Seacoast Board of Realtors; the Seacoast Food Pantry; the United Way of the Greater Seacoast; Pro Portsmouth; Salvation Army; American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Toys for Tots; 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.
David Keefe,VP, Commercial Lending Officer
As a long time member of the Rochester community I feel it is my responsibility to give back, and I strongly believe that the community can achieve more by working together. I am involved in several organizations that I feel work to positively impact the lives of families in the Seacoast.
I proudly serve as President Elect and on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Rotary Club. I serve as Trustee, former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Investment Committee, Governance Committee, and Two Term Finance Committee Chairman of Frisbie Memorial Hospital.I serve on the Board of Directors of Seacoast Redi-Care, and the Board and Executive Committee of the Rochester VNA.
I also serve on the Job Loan Committee of the City of Rochester, the Golf Committee of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and I am a volunteer at the Homeless Shelter of Strafford County. I’m proud to work for a company that encourages volunteerism and supports my commitment to giving back.
Federal Savings Bank is an active member of the New Hampshire Seacoast community. Below are some links to sites that help keep us involved.
Non-Profit Information & Events
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:
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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.
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.