Our Commitment to Volunteering in Rochester NY
Segar & Sciortino has been part of the Rochester community for over 25 years. The attorneys and staff are proud of the various organizations and charities they support through donations and volunteering in Rochester NY.
Each year Segar & Sciortino is honored to sponsor and participate in the Fairport Baptist Homes Swing for the Seniors golf tournament which provides various programs and housing options for elderly individuals in Rochester. The firm also is an annual sponsor of the Town of Brighton 4th of July celebration and the VFW Post 8495 golf tournament. In addition, the firm sponsors various youth soccer, baseball and hockey teams along with several other community organizations such as Cameron Ministries, Wilmont Cancer Center and the House of Mercy.
Service to the community and his church are very important to Managing Member and Founder, Stephen Segar. He served on the stewardship council at St. Joseph’s Church in Penfield. Stephen also served on the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation for fourteen years and the Fairport Baptist Homes Caring Ministries. He served as Chairperson of the Major Gifts Committee and as Chairperson of the Development Committee of the Epilepsy Foundation and funded a scholarship bearing his name offered to college bound high school seniors who suffer from the challenges of epilepsy. Stephen currently serves on the Anthony Poselovich Memorial Foundation Board and on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester.
As a mother of a toddler and a longtime community volunteer, Jennifer Lunsford, Esq. is committed to improving the lives of hardworking families through the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. That is why she ran for State Senate in the 55th district in 2018 and why she will run again in 2020. Jen believes everyone deserves a voice at the table and she wants to represent the people of this district with the same passion and dedication she has shown her clients over the last decade of her career. Jen has been a leader in professional development in her role as the past Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Monroe County Bar Association and her membership in the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys. Jen also offers her legal services to clients of the Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) in Rochester. Currently, she is assisting a woman with her naturalization case. In addition to her pro bono work at VLSP, Jen has also assisted LGBT clients through the Empire Justice Center. Jen has been a longtime volunteer with the Center for Youth in the Rochester Teen Court and Crisis Nursery programs. She was also the state-wide co-chair for Lawyers for Good Government.
As the President and volunteer coach of the Fairport Rugby Club, Mark Hayden, Esq. works to teach children about the game of rugby while also helping them create friendships. Rugby is a game that Mark personally loves and played himself until recently. Since rugby is not recognized by Section Five as an official sport, Mark is fortunate enough to work with students from many surrounding school districts. For the past two years Mark has coached a student who immigrated to Rochester with his family from the Middle East. In addition, to playing rugby, this student works part-time to help support his family. Recently, the player shared with Mark how the acceptance he received from his teammates made it much easier for him to assimilate to his new home and school in Fairport. This past year, a refugee student from Guatemala joined the Fairport Rugby Club. Just a few weeks ago, the students’ foster parents shared with Mark how much being a part of the club has helped him create friendships. They credit the club’s acceptance and inclusiveness for his growth.
For the past 12 years, Segar & Sciortino has sponsored a team in the Pittsford United Soccer Club of which Greg Phillips, Esq. is a member. The Pittsford United Soccer Club was founded in 1991 to provide an athletic and social outlet for Pittsford area soccer players from college age to senior citizen age. The Club consists of eight teams at various levels in the Rochester District Soccer League which have won division championships over the years. In 2009, Greg founded the Over 50 team, the Relics, which he still currently manages.
Coretta Scott King said, “the greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members”. This quote best summarizes why the attorneys and staff at Segar & Sciortino are honored to provide service to the Rochester community through their charitable donations and personal volunteerism.
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