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Cornerstone Community Commitment


Discover how Cornerstone CFCU’s sponsorships help our community.

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Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & 5K Dash

Saturday, September 30 | 9 AM 

Join us for this year’s Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & 5K Dash to support Niagara Hospice! Cornerstone is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the race and we hope to see you there. The races will finish at Porter-on-the-Lake where there will be a post-race party with live music, food, water, a beer tent and more!
Register today and help support Niagara Hospice and its mission to bring compassionate care to our region’s families and their loved ones. Not a runner? Family and friends who don’t want to run but want to attend the post-race party can purchase a $25 non-running participant registration. For more details, check out the link below.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, September 9 | 10 AM 

Help us support this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Cornerstone is putting together a team to join the walk with the goal of raising $500 for the cause.
The walk will begin at Reservoir State Park at 5777 Witmer Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Registration begins at 10 and the walk starts at 11:15 AM. If you’d like to join our team for the walk, or donate to the fundraiser, check out the link below!

Community Donations

Cornerstone Board of Directors made 4 community donations in the amount of $3,500 to area nonprofits:

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Visit the Aquarium of Niagara!

As a proud sponsor of the Aquarium of Niagara, we would like to encourage you to plan a trip and visit the Rescued Harbor Seals and more!


Food Drive and Chicken BBQ Day at Cornerstone

July 26, 2020

  • 800 Cannned goods donated
  • $2600 raised
  • Benefits went to the Niagara County Food Pantries

Community Cornerstone Celebrating those doing good in WNY

In partnership with Country 106.5 WYRK, Community Cornerstone is a monthly award recognizing individual’s passion for volunteering and giving.  Our monthly winner receives a $500 donation to their favorite cause and a $100 gift card to a local restaurant to celebrate!  Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for our community?  Nominate them today for Community Cornerstone.

WYRK and Britesmith

Congratulations to our 2023 Community Cornerstones and the nonprofits that received the $500 donation!

January: Evette Phillips-Garcia
We R Buffalo Strong

February: Michael Rodriguez
River Road Volunteer Fire Co.

March: Dakarai Singletary
Candles in the S.U.N.


April: Doug Bisher

May: Mike Landers
Royalton Hartland Agricultural Foundation

June: Bonnie Birkmeyer
Lockport Care Net Pregnancy Center


Current Programs & Events

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Generous Jeans

See our employees wearing jeans on Fridays? Employees are asked to donate $2 each Friday to dress down. All proceeds are donated to the previous month’s Community Cornerstone selected nonprofit. 

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Nominate A Community Cornerstone Today!

We are seeking nominations to reward an individual’s passion for our community. Nominate your Community Cornerstone today at
Our monthly recipient will receive a $500 donation to their favorite cause and a dinner gift card to BriteSmith Brewing to celebrate!
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FeedMore WNY Meal Delivery

We are looking for volunteers to deliver meals to those in need in Lockport on Tuesdays between 10:30-12:30 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering or for more information, visit or email

Past Programs & Events

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon – presenting sponsor

Thank you to all volunteers and our very own Cornerstone Team who helped at the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and 5K Dash this October! It was an amazing event and a wonderful opportunity to raise proceeds for Niagara Hospice!

We are humbled to take part in a community event to support an organization that is dedicated to bettering the lives of others. Niagara Hospice, thank you for all you do!

Hope to have you join us next year!

Miracle Jeans Month

Our Miracle Jeans fundraiser yielded outstanding results!

A grand total of $5,095.67 was raised for Oishei Children’s Hospital as a result of the generous donations made by the Cornerstone Team and our membership!

Chicken BBQ and Food Drive supporting NIACAP

Cornerstone Team raised $1,470 to donate to Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. In addition to the 300 cans of food to donate.

Donation Submissions

To fulfill our philanthropic goal of supporting area nonprofits, Cornerstone will consider all charitable donation requests that align with our core values and mission.

  • All requests must be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to the event.
  • The online donation form must be filled out completely for your request to be considered.
  • A member of the Marketing Team will respond to your request within 7 business days.

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