In the Community

1st Summit Bank and its professionals have been invested in the communities where we work and live for almost a century. We’re actively engaged in strengthening, energizing, and supporting our neighborhoods. In addition to serving our communities financially, our mission is to volunteer and donate to organizations that make our hometowns special. 

Our professionals and their families donate time, talent, and resources to help local charitable and cultural organizations. We seek ways to help our clients and their neighborhoods prosper and thrive. 1st Summit Bank supports regional and national organizations through giving and community service campaigns. 


Keith Santee, 1ST SUMMIT BANK employee and volunteer in the community “Serving others is a joy and a responsibility we all share. Working at 1ST SUMMIT BANK has given me opportunities to do more than I ever imagined.”

– Keith Santee, Regulatory Audit Supervisor


1st Summit Bank is the proud recipient of the Cambria Regional Chamber’s Community Service Award. The award recognizes an organization that is truly making a difference in our region by volunteering and taking positive action to invest in our neighborhoods.


Where We Give

We support groups and organizations in our markets with an emphasis on causes that our professionals are directly engaged with. In addition, 1st Summit Bank provides support to local community organizations in the following categories:


The Arts

The Bank regularly supports organizations like the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Community Arts Center of Cambria County, Bottleworks, and Gallery on Gazebo. We believe that the arts are extremely important to the fabric of a community.

Flood City Music Festival

Child & Family Services

Supporting the children in our communities is of the utmost importance. One of our favorite yearly events is the Needy Children’s Shopping Tour, taking children shopping for warm clothes every winter. We also support local Community Action Partnership organizations, Westmont Family Counseling Ministries, and many more.

1st summit employees donating to the backpack project


On top of supporting organizations like Junior Achievement and The Challenge Program, we find it extremely important to use our experience to teach students in our local schools. Our Bank Professionals regularly go into the schools to teach our youths on saving money, credit, and careers in finance.

The Challenge Program, Inc.

Health & Social Services

We care about the health of the people in our communities. We donate and participate in events for organizations like the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, and Second Chance Fundraising. Our employees have also spent time and resources raising money for local healthcare centers like the Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center.

Donation to Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center

Civic Organizations

We strive to do our part to improve our communities through volunteer efforts with organizations like the Special Olympics, Easterseals, United Way, and Salvation Army. Giving back to our community through the giving of our time and resources is important to making sure our region thrives.

1st summit employees volunteering in the community

Community Events

Our bank loves to be involved in events that give back to our community members. Organizations like Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership do a great job making sure the towns in our region continue to thrive. Events like the Path of the Flood Races and Flood City Music Festival are annually supported by our bank, as well.

1st summit employees volunteering at AAABA

1ST SUMMIT Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial

1ST SUMMIT is proud to partner with the 1ST SUMMIT Arena and enable it to thrive as our community’s hub for family entertainment.

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1ST SUMMIT Arena decorated with white lights

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