Community Involvement

Sterling Insurance Group believes strongly in giving back to our local communities and regularly donates to a number of charitable organizations. Our contributions and volunteer efforts help create a stronger and healthier environment for our policyholders and employees to work and live.

Sterling Foundation

The Sterling Insurance Company Foundation was created in late 2013. The Foundation was formed to provide gifts to a multitude of charitable organizations. By forming the Foundation, Sterling has given charitable giving an honored place within our corporate culture and allows our employees a greater say in how much we give and to whom.

The Marathon for a Better Life

The Marathon for a Better Life started in 1996 in response to a need to assist patients in Schoharie County in their fight against cancer. The organization has helped over 1600 people of all ages who have been battling cancer by giving financial assistance to help with the bills that weigh heavily on the patient’s mind. The Sterling Foundation recently made a $5,000 donation to this wonderful charitable organization. 

The Gathering Place

Sterling Insurance Company is a proud supporter of The Gathering Place 50 Plus Community Center. This new center provides resources, programs, meeting space, and many classes and activities all dedicated to enhancing the lives of our 50 Plus population in Schoharie County and surrounding areas. 

Employee Matching

We have a number of employees donating both time and money to their local charities and the Sterling Foundation matches contributions to eligible not for profit organizations. 

Beautifying the Community

  • Maintain the median just outside the Walmart entrance on Route 7 in Cobleskill, NY.  
  • Adopt a Roadside Program.


We have made donations to the following organizations: 

American Cancer Society 
American Heart Association 
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley
Boy Scouts of America
Canajoharie Area Little League
Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties
Cobleskill Fire Department, Inc.
Cobleskill-Richmondville Education Foundation
Cobleskill-Richmondville Little League
Cornell Cooperative Extension 
Helios Care
Hero Fund America ‘Run 4 the Hills’
Iroquois Indian Museum
Jefferson Historical Society
Landis Arboretum
Le Moyne College 
Lexington Foundation 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Literacy New York 
Marathon for a Better Life
National Brain Tumor Society
National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
New York Insurance Scholarship
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Richmondville Historical Society
Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company
RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus)
Sacandaga Helping Hands, Inc.
Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc.
Schoharie County Child Development Council
Schoharie County Council of Senior Citizens
Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation
Sharon Springs Free Library
Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation
SUNY Cobleskill Foundation
The Joshua Project

Sterling Insurance Company is proud to support our community.