INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITIES – AND COUNTING.
A Visions sponsorship is more than a logo on a sign. It’s an honor and opportunity for us to support the people who share our passion for community.
Visions is proud to be a sponsor of numerous community events, from festivals to fundraising walks. If it’s an event or project that benefits the community, we’re willing to fund it in some capacity. We also offer in-kind support.
Habitat for Humanity of Lehigh Valley - Gingerbread Competition
Home for the Holidays is Habitat for Humanity of Lehigh Valley's fun and family-friendly gingerbread house decorating competition that raises funds for their mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Visions supported fundraising efforts with a sponsorship for the competition to help with the new construction of homes - and had tons of fun decorating their own, made of gingerbread!
Cortland County Child Advocacy Center
The Cortland County Child Advocacy Center is a community organization dedicated to the prevention, education, and investigation of child abuse. They provide free services, support, and healing to abused children and their families. To provide our support, Visions sponsored their 3rd Annual Be a Star for Children fundraising event.
United Way of Passaic County
Visions provided a sponsorship in support of the United Way of Passaic County's grade-level reading initiative event at the Clifton Public Library in NJ. In return, we had the opportunity to send one of our staff members to be a special guest reader. The children in attendance received a book, literacy activity, and snack!
New Jersey Education Association Conference
Visions had the honor of attending the 2022 New Jersey Education Association Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. We are excited to be entering the 2nd year of our $1 million dollar grant commitment to the NJEA we've titled Project Education. Thank you NJEA for putting your trust in Visions as a strategic partner to help bring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to the forefront of the association's plans and growth. It is an honor to support you!
Ethan & The Bean
Ethan & The Bean is a non-profit, New Jersey registered 501(c)(3) located in Little Falls, NJ. The coffee shop trains and employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a safe and supportive environment. Currently, they are working toward a partnership with the Little Falls Historical Society to expand their employment and training program into a new space in 2023! In support of the organization and their upcoming expansion plan, Visions graciously provided a sponsorship and attended their Bowling Bash fundraising event.
Syracuse University Women's Basketball
On November 14th, 2022 we offered all Visions employees free general admission tickets to see Syracuse University Women's Basketball vs. Binghamton University Bearcats at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY! Visions was one of the top sponsors of the game.
Southern Tier YP Summit
Visions proudly supported the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce with a title sponsorship for the 2022 Southern Tier YP Summit. The event is a place for innovative ideas and content to help attract and retain young professionals in the Greater Binghamton area. In addition to nationally known Keynote Speakers, the day included a variety of opportunities for engagement such as interactive breakout sessions, conversations with community leaders, and networking with other young professionals. Out of the 150+ individuals that had the opportunity to attend such a spectacular professional development event, approximately 20 of them were Visions employees!
Along with a sponsorship, Visions participated in the 7th Annual Cupcake Contest benefiting Sophie's Fund in Ithaca, NY. The contest, held every year in October since 2016, has become a staple in downtown Ithaca. Dozens of amateur bakers of all ages enter, hundreds of pedestrians stop to watch the fun, and thousands follow the contest on social media. The event is not only designed to spread joy, but is also a call to action to fight against mental illness and promote available resources. Visions VP/Chief Governance and Strategy Officer, Jenna, helped with the set up and organization of the contest, while our Community Development Liaison, Jocelyn, volunteered as a preliminary judge. Thanks, team for supporting a fun event and an important cause in our community!
Otto's Fall Reading Kickoff
During the 2022 fall season, we partnered with Syracuse University's School of Education, Syracuse Orange, and Otto the Orange for the Fall Reading Kickoff! Over 4,000 students participated, including every student from Citizenship Academy Charter (Syracuse), Van Duyn Elementary (Syracuse), Frazer K-8 School (Syracuse), Willow Field Elementary (Liverpool), Minoa Elementary (Mino), Smith Road Elementary (North Syracuse), and Horace Mann Elementary (Binghamton). Participating students and educators received free tickets to the Syracuse v. NC State football game on October 15th and were recognized on the field after the game.
Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County
Visions proudly sponsored Empty Bowls, Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County's signature annual fundraising event and a well-known tradition in the community. 100% of the proceeds go directly to support their free meals and advocacy services. Loaves & Fishes regularly serves 32,000 meals per year, representing approximately 16,000 unduplicated individuals.
Now in its 25th year, the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest is a long-standing Cortland tradition. The festival features a wide range of activities that appeal to the whole family, encompassing all of downtown Cortland. Visions was proud to be the title sponsor of this year's festival and host a table with lots of giveaways!
iHeart Radio - Teacher of the Month
Visions is proud to sponsor the iHeart Media Teacher and Student of the Month for Max 106.3 FM and WSUS 102.3 FM in NJ. Each month, local teachers and students are nominated based on the impact that they make within their schools and communities!
Berks County Habitat for Humanity
In September 2022, Visions took part in the groundbreaking celebration for the Habitat for Humanity of Berks County's Miltimore Street Project in Reading, PA. We provided them with both a sponsorship and several volunteers. The project will result in 11 new homes being built. The houses are designed to provide a healthy environment, reduce housing density, and improve the overall quality of life in the neighborhood. Habitat for Humanity works to create affordable homeownership opportunities for moderate-income families.
Emerging Leaders Society
Three teams of Visions employees participated in the Emerging Leaders Society's Annual Mini Golf Tournament, supporting the United Way of Broome County in NY. Our very own Marketing team took home 3rd place! The mission of the United Way Emerging Leaders Society is to develop the future leaders of Broome County by establishing positive community events and programs, providing educational opportunities, and fostering personal and professional relationships.
Puerto Rican Parade & Latino Festival
Visions supported I-LEAD and the Berks Latino Chamber of Commerce as a sponsor for their 3rd Annual Puerto Rican Parade & Latino Festival, which celebrated Puerto Rican pride and the Reading, PA community in City Park on September 17th, 2022. The event drew in over 10,000 participants for a fun-filled day of festivities, live entertainment, and great food!
Washington Township Festival
One of the benefits of being a major sponsor resulted in some of our New Jersey team attending the Washington Township Festival in the Borough on September 17th, 2022. This free event brings over 10,000 people into Washington, NJ to experience live music, kids activities, a petting zoo, craft demonstrations, non-profit organizations, 60+ merchandise vendors, and much more. Created to showcase downtown Washington, NJ, 2022 marked its 16th year as an annual event and to celebrate, Kirby stopped by for a meet and greet!
Movies in the Park
Courtesy of a Visions sponsorship, residents from Westwood, NJ and nearby towns were invited to bring their chairs and blankets to catch a free family-friendly movie every Thursday during the month of August 2022 at the beautiful Veteran's Park! Attendees were also treated with free popcorn and ice cream.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational
Visions was the major sponsor for the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational. Named after the late Committee Chair, this event raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters and four of their quality-driven mentoring programs serving Berks County children facing adversity. All funds raised remain in Berks County to sustain the current level of mentoring services, while offering additional services to unmatched Little Brothers/Sisters.
The Syracuse Mets hosted The Place You Used To Go To Work Night, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union at NBT Bank Stadium on Friday, August 12th, 2022. The game featured a meet and greet with Kate Flannery, who played Meredith on "The Office”. In addition to an appearance by Kate, there were post-game fireworks provided by Visions and a suite for some of our staff and their guests to enjoy the game!
Cicero Plank Road Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Visions provided a sponsorship, volunteers, and Jason Aldean tickets as a raffle donation to the Cicero Plank Road Chamber of Commerce for their 4th Annual Golf Tournament. This event is a major fundraiser that supports the Chamber's initiative to enhance the economic growth of the Brewerton, Bridgeport, Cicero, Clay, Hinsdale, Mattydale, and North Syracuse areas by focusing on education, promotion, and development of the business community.
Dick's Sporting Goods Open
The Dick's Sporting Goods Open is a PGA Tour Champions annual event in Endicott, NY that Visions heavily sponsors. This year, some of our marketing employees were at the event with a Visions table giving away free swag to the attendees, including beverage koozies, water bottles, cooling towels, and orange bracelets that lit up during the Zac Brown Band concert!
NJ State Fair - Tribute to the Troops:
Visions sponsored the NJ State Fair, and specifically, their Tribute to the Troops. This segment of the fair recognized several agencies that provide programs, services, and assistance to veterans in Sussex County. During the recognition, 10 veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor for their service!
Middle Ages Brewery - Anniversary Celebration
Some of our Visions team were on-hand at the Middles Ages Brewing Company handing out free swag and promotional information during their 27th Anniversary Celebration, held at Leavenworth Park in Syracuse, NY. Visions was the major sponsor of the celebration where attendees enjoyed an evening of great music and delicious food vendors.
Centro Hispano Latino Golf Tournament
Visions supported Centro Hispano for the 8th year in a row with a sponsorship for the 2022 Centro Hispano Latino Golf Classic. This event raises money for the organization, which provides social help to the Latino population of Reading, PA including immigration assistance, notary services, translations, dinner programs, scholarships, and more. A few of our employees even got the chance to play in the tournament!
National Night Out
Visions was proud to support the Washington Township, NJ Police Department with a sponsorship for their annual community-wide event, National Night Out, held at the Meadow Breeze Park and Pavilion. This event promotes police and community partnerships, and connects communities with those who serve them to better assist with crime prevention, drug abuse, and violence. Hundreds came out to enjoy vendors, demonstrations, food, and meet the local law enforcement.
iDistrict Murals & Mosaic Project
All around Endicott, Johnson City, and Binghamton, NY you may have noticed colorful murals popping up on buildings. These murals are a part of the iDistrict Murals & Mosaic Project - a joint effort between the Broome County Arts Council and the Broome County Department of Planning. The project aims to create a total of 28 mural and mosaic pieces within a 3-year period. Visions is a proud sponsor of this amazing project, along with Golden Artist Colors, Lost Dog Café & Lounge, Little Venice Restaurant, Parlor City Vegan, and Binghamton Hots.
Roc Jam Live
Roc Jam Live 2022 took place in June at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Rochester, NY. The country’s only DJ-driven festival celebrates old-school hip-hop culture, bringing the urban communities of Rochester together. Visions was one of the top sponsors for this 2nd annual concert series.
St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Visions is the official box office sponsor for the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse, NY. We sponsored their Summer Concert Series where employees handed out free swag to attendees and offered Visions lawn chairs for members to use.
Hosted by the Rochester Police Department, Project TIPS offers opportunities for the community to connect with officers and engage with community resources. Pictured are team members from our Rochester, NY office, representing Visions as the event sponsor.
Lake Hopatcong Block Party
Visions sponsored the Lake Hopatcong Block Party, hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Over 3,000 people, even some canine friends, came out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to enjoy this wonderful annual community event which celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life in Landing, NJ.
The Ibero-American Action League has helped fund college opportunities for approximately a thousand students since 1985 through the Ibero Scholars program. Every year, Hispanic high school students are invited to apply for scholarship opportunities in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, and Yates counties in New York. Visions proudly supports Ibero Scholars annually by providing two $500 scholarship opportunities for students.
Take the Lead Berks County - Girl Scouts of America
Visions sponsored the annual Take the Lead Berks County event hosted by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Take the Lead supports the phenomenal work that Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is doing throughout Berks County. Through this program, girls make lifelong friends and embark on new adventures all while discovering more about themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make their communities a better place. Take the Lead honorees inspire girls everywhere and provide them with the courage, confidence, and character necessary to make an impact in our community.
Ramapo College TEEEM Symposium
Visions recently sponsored the TEEEM Symposium at Ramapo College in NJ. The Empathy, Equality, Entrepreneurship mission teaches New Jersey high school students about global issues and humanitarianism through empathy and entrepreneurship. The symposium event included keynote speakers and breakout sessions to engage the students in how to make an impact globally in their own local communities.
Visions employees participated in the 26th Annual Bob Warner Pin Crushing Classic benefitting ACHIEVE. Presented by Assemblymen Joe Angelino and Chris Friend, this event saw roughly 200 staff, support individuals, and community members in attendance. Our teams were the reigning champions, once again. Congratulations!
iHeart Radio - Backpack Snacks for Kids
Too many kids go hungry on the weekends. Backpack Snacks for Kids, iHeart Radio's annual campaign to collect food for hungry children, helps where school programs leave off. In partnership with Newton Medical Center, we set up donation locations in our Augusta, Randolph, and Hackettstown branches. Everything that was collected - including juice boxes, granola bars, mac and cheese, and meals in a can - was shelf-stable and benefitted local children through the Sussex County Division of Social Services Food Pantry.
Leonia High School - Cupcake Wars
We proudly sponsored the annual Cupcake Wars at Leonia High School in NJ and served as judges! The winner received a Visions gift basket loaded with goodies.
Marine Corps. League of Sussex County
Visions provided an event sponsorship for the Marine Corps League of Sussex County, NJ - Jeffrey S. Patterson Detachment 747. One of our very own Board members, Laurie Schorno, and her husband, Hector Schorno, Marine Corps League Chaplain, attended the event alongside some of our other employees. The event was in celebration of the 246th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. and was held at the beautiful Crystal Springs resort in Vernon, NJ.
United Way Emerging Leaders Society Golf Tournament
The Emerging Leaders Society is “a dynamic group of young professionals all about making connections - with a purpose.” Some of our employees got the chance to show off their golfing skills at the United Way Emerging Leaders Society's Annual Mini Golf Tournament! Visions is an annual sponsor for this event.
Washington Business Improvement District - Día De Los Muertos
Members of our New Jersey team had the opportunity to attend Día De Los Muertos festivities that Visions had the pleasure of sponsoring, hosted by the Washington Business Improvement District in Washington, NJ. Día De Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday where family and friends come together to honor their deceased loved ones. Families dressed up to enjoy merchants from local businesses, a mariachi band, and a free outdoor screening of the Disney movie Coco.
Mahwah School Foundation - Thunderbird 5k
The Mahwah School Foundation 2021 Thunderbird 5K raises money for the K-12 schools in Mahwah, NJ. Participants ages 7-70 enjoyed a beautiful morning as Visions handed out over 200 cowbells and whistles, bringing smiles and cheers to all the runners and walkers.
Bergen Food and Wine Experience
Visions had the pleasure of being the Platinum Sponsor of the Bergen Food & Wine Experience at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ. The event supported various nonprofits, while participants enjoyed cuisine from dozens of local restaurants and caterers.
Donald Brubaker Memorial Golf Tournament
In honor of Donald Brubaker, former Chamber President and respected business leader, the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual golf tournament. Visions had the pleasure of sponsoring the 5th Hole at the 21st Annual Donald Brubaker Memorial Golf Tournament. One of the Chamber's largest annual fundraisers, this event is an opportunity for local business leaders to network, promote their businesses, and reconnect.
Sussex County Day - Chopped Competition
Visions was the proud sponsor of the Chopped Competition at Sussex County Day in Augusta, NJ. The event consisted of four chefs who competed, preparing an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Martin, winner of the competition, is the Supervisor of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Sussex County Community College. Visions Business Development Officer, Mary, had the pleasure of participating in a photo op with the winning chef at our Randolph, NJ, office. Congratulations again, Martin!
Little Falls Concert Series
Visions supported the Little Falls Alliance for Better Community with a sponsorship for one of their major fundraisers, the 2021 Little Falls Concert Series in New Jersey. This free outdoor concert event occurs each Thursday during the summer with food, music, and a variety of vendors. Little Falls Alliance for Better Community has been serving the betterment of Passaic and Essex Counties in New Jersey for the past 20 years with community improvements that focus on health, as well as social and physical well-being, by aligning with local businesses and organizations who want to make a difference.
Sussex County Miners
Visions sponsored the opening day of the Sussex County Miners Baseball team in Augusta, NJ. Members and fans alike enjoyed a beautiful night out and watched our employee, Sandi from our August office, throw the first pitch! Our Business Development team also greeted fans from a Visions table and shared a photo with the Miners mascot.
Allamuchy Township School District
Visions supported Allamuchy Township School District with a sponsorship for their popular community event, Healthy U Explore Day. It is a free event open to the public, and participants are offered a wide variety of activities focused on health, wellness, and outdoor recreation. The goal of the event is to educate participants through hands on experiences to encourage families and individuals of the community to stay active and healthy. Some of the activities included canoeing, kayaking, archery, hiking, and arts and crafts.
Rossi Auto Group
Visions had the pleasure of providing Rossi Auto Group with a sponsorship for their seasonal Festival of Trees event. 100% of the proceeds went to two New Jersey-based nonprofit organizations - Abilities of Northwest Jersey and Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC).
YMCA of Paterson, NJ
To show support of those who may be struggling this holiday season, Visions presented the YMCA of Paterson, NJ with a sponsorship to offset the cost of Thanksgiving turkeys purchased for numerous families in need.
Home for the Holidays
Visions has the pleasure of sponsoring Roberson Museum and Science Center's Home for the Holidays event every year in Binghamton, NY. Our team has a great time preparing our annual tree that is on display during the entire celebration.
Baden-Powell Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Following a sponsorship of their Character and Leadership Based Youth Development Programs, we were pleasantly surprised to receive a plaque and visit from our friends at the Baden-Powell Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Binghamton, NY. The plaque consists of a series of limited-edition patches designed for scouting during COVID-19.
Latin American Institute of Social Services
Visions provided a sponsorship to support the Latin American Institute of Social Services in Hackensack, NJ. The sponsorship went to support their main fundraising dinner La Noche De Angeles, or The Night of Angels. The Latin American Institute of Social Services is a mental health clinic that provides diagnostic, treatment, and prescriptive services related to mental and behavioral disorders.
YMCA of Reading and Berks County
Jose, an employee from our PA Contact Center, donated 48 hula hoops to the YMCA of Reading and Berks County. These hula hoops will be used for the YMCA's youth summer program.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Visions partnered with the Berks County Post Office and the Greater Berks Food Bank by providing a $9,000 sponsorship used to purchase reusable bags to assist with donations to the Stamp Out Hunger food donation program.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
As part of our annual signature campaign, Visions proudly supported the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Binghamton, NY with a $7,500 sponsorship. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a 3-mile noncompetitive walk that raises money for breast cancer research and awareness.
Syracuse University Women's Basketball
We are proud sponsors of Syracuse University Women's Basketball. One of the perks was the opportunity to go onto the court and accept a high five from Otto!
Each year Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel hosts ICE Bar, a festival designed to help the Watkins Glen community beat the winter blues while benefiting a local charity. This year, with support from Visions, they were able to use a new ice hockey table!
Binghamton University Alumni Global Day of Service
Visions is committed to engaging and promoting volunteerism in all of the communities we serve. We were the Premiere Sponsor for the Binghamton University Alumni Global Day of Service, a day that unites Binghamton University graduates and community members alike in community service projects; showing Binghamton pride and the collective power of volunteerism.
Annual Dominican Festival
Visions is a proud sponsor of the Annual Dominican Festival, held at Jordan Park in Allentown, PA. Our team was excited to interact with over 10,000 attendees!
Tim Strong, Community Development Manager, was honored to introduce the 2019 YP Summit keynote speaker, Johnny Cupcakes. The YP Summit continues to grow in the Binghamton, NY community, having drawn over 300 attendees in 2019. Visions has been the title sponsor since the summit’s inception.
We routinely partner with ABC Creative’s annual “Brand Bash” by providing $2,500 to support their marketing efforts. Each year, ABC chooses a nonprofit and refreshes their brand. 2019’s recipient was The CanTeen of Central New York, a community program that provides teens between 8th and 12th grades a safe place to hang out after school.
WCNY’s Taste of Fame Gala
Public media is important, and we’re committed to supporting it. One of our major sponsorships is with WCNY’s Taste of Fame Gala. This fun event brings television chefs to Syracuse for a night of delicious food and networking.