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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Seton Health Foundation Receives Donation from CAP COM Federal Credit Union to Support

Rensselaer-CaresTROY, N.Y.The CAP COM Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, made a $30,000 donation to the Seton Health Foundation in support of a prescription drug assistance program for low-income families in Rensselaer County. The gift will support the Rensselaer Cares Prescription Assistance Program, which filled nearly 4,000 prescriptions in 2011.

The Rensselaer Cares Prescription Assistance Program helps patients get free or low-cost medication directly from pharmaceutical companies. Many people in the Rensselaer Cares Program are ineligible for prescription assistance from Medicaid and Family Health Plus, which have low income thresholds to qualify for assistance.

In 2011, the Rensselaer Cares Program enrolled 1,058 new patients and helped them obtain 3,928 prescriptions with a retail value of over $2.1 million. Since its inception in January 2007, the program has helped more than 4,000 uninsured and underinsured clients get more than 9,900 prescriptions with a retail value of almost $7.2 million.

The Rensselaer Cares Program is a partnership involving Seton Health, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Medical Society of the County of Rensselaer, Inc, Northeast Health, Samaritan Hospital, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center in Troy.

“This generous gift from CAP COM Federal Credit Union will continue to provide assistance to people in Rensselaer County in need of prescriptions,” said Michael Danieli, Director of the Seton Health Foundation. “The gift allows us to continue to be a beacon of hope for uninsured and underinsured members of the community.”

The CAP COM Cares Foundation donation will be made as an annual $10,000 donation for the next three years. The Foundation has made similar annual gifts during the last three years.

“I am proud of our Foundation’s ongoing support of community health and wellness initiatives like the Rensselaer Cares Program,” said Paula A. Stopera, President/CEO of CAP COM Federal Credit Union.

For more information on the Rensselaer Cares Prescription Assistance Program, contact Melissa Zapotocki at 268-6442.

Photo Caption: (From Left to Right) Norman Dascher, Executive Vice President, Acute Care; CEO, Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals, Paula A. Stopera, CAP COM President/CEO; and Michael Danieli, Director of Seton Health Foundation.

About CAP COM Federal Credit Union

CAP COM Federal Credit Union has more than 80,000 members, more than 220 employees and more than $900 million in assets. Offices are located in Albany, Brunswick, Clifton Park, Cohoes, Colonie, Glenmont, Glens Falls, Latham, Niskayuna, North Greenbush and Waterford. CAP COM offers a complete line of financial products and was ranked first among credit unions nationwide for member service in a 2008 survey conducted by Raddon Financial. In a 2009 report by Callahan and Associates, CAP COM was the top-ranked credit union in New York for economic value of membership among institutions with $500 million to $1 billion in assets.

About Seton Health

Seton Health is a member of St. Peter's Health Partners (SPHP) is the region's largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. For more information, please visit

About CAP COM Cares Foundation

Formed in 2003, the CAP COM Cares Foundation is the community support and charitable giving arm of CAP COM Federal Credit Union. The purpose of The Foundation is to nurture our community by supporting community health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that support children and underprivileged families. This is accomplished locally through the heartfelt generosity of CAP COM Federal Credit Union staff, Board volunteers, members, friends and supporters. Since our inception, The Foundation has

  • Donated more than $1.5 million in monetary and in-kind contributions to organizations.
  • Donated more than 10,000 volunteer hours.
  • Awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships to college-bound students.
  • Created an extensive Financial Literacy Program to provide educational instruction and life skills in money management.
  • Donated over 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to children living in shelters.
  • Delivered more than 1,200 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families with all of the fixings of a traditional holiday meal.
  • Donated more than 1,200 new winter coats to disadvantaged children.
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