ESL Federal Credit Union

ESL Federal Credit Union

For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2012

For more information, contact:
Francine Patella Ryan
ESL Public Affairs Manager
585.336.1089 or 585.261.6220 (cell)


Front row (left- to- right): Michael Hennessy, executive director, Open Door Mission; ESL Federal Credit Union Human Relations & Community Relations Staff Members, Cathy Martz, Deena Rodriguez, and Lisa Owens; back row (left-to-right): Krissie Kuper, Julia Cialini, Lisa McLaughlin, Maureen Wolfe, senior vice president/director, human resources and community relations, ESL Federal Credit Union and; Walter Thomas, director of programs, Open Door Mission

Rochester, NY— In an effort to raise funds for the support of the Open Door Mission, ESL Federal Credit Union employees recently held a food tasting event at the local credit union's Chestnut Street location. More than $1,000 was donated to the Open Door Mission. The funds, raised through the sale of employee-prepared soups, stews and chili, were supplemented by a contribution from the ESL Charitable Foundation.

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $4 billion in assets. ESL employs more than 600 people locally and has about 300,000 members world-wide. The company was twice recognized as one of the Best Small and Medium Workplaces in America by the Great Place to Work® Institute and presented by Entrepreneur®. Access to the credit union includes 19 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, a Contact Center, and Internet, online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at