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Credit Union Supports Salvation Army

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

??????????? Williston, ND – Western Cooperative Credit Union matched the Salvation Army Thrift Store of Williston, North Dakota $2,719.10 during a campaign called “Western Cooperative Credit Union Wednesdays.” On the third Wednesday of June, July, and August during the summer of 2014, Western Cooperative Credit Union matched the store’s sales, up to $1,000.00.
The funds raised through these efforts will help individuals and families throughout Williams County with programs and services that the Salvation Army in Williston can provide.
Western Cooperative Credit Union is proud to support the Salvation Army in Williston and its programs and services to our community.
Photo of (L-R): Justin Maddison, Western Cooperative Credit Union CFO; Sarah Slininger, Western [...]

Credit Union Helps Kids at Elementary School Save Over $40,000

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

noahLas Vegas, Nev. — Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) helped elementary students learn the importance of saving through its innovative program, “The Piggy Bank Project”. At the end of the school year, students at Walter Bracken Elementary saved just over $40,000. SSSCU received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to help fund this initiative.
The Piggy Bank Project is a collaborative effort between SSSCU, Walter Bracken Elementary School, The United Way of Southern Nevada, Young Philanthropist Society, Junior Achievement, and the Andson Foundation to provide real savings accounts for elementary students, while also providing in class financial education to reinforce the habit [...]

msuEAST LANSING, MI — To help college students get on the path to financial wellness, MSU Federal Credit Union offers, a free mobile app designed to offer financial tips and promote good money management skills.
Students can use to set up budgets, learn financial terminology and facts, submit questions to an expert,
and more. Not only does allow students to track their finances, but it allows them to do it on the go. is available in the Apple iTunes App Store and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, operating on iOS 5.0 or later.
In addition to the app, MSUFCU also offers a video [...]

Credit Union Helps Teach Financial Sense to Youth

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

texasMANSFIELD, Texas – Texas Trust Credit Union named 16 local high school students as members of its fall 2014 Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
YAC is part of Texas Trust’s financial education initiative. The program equips high school students with financial skills to prepare them for college and beyond. Membership in the Council provides leadership training and personal financial education.
The Council meets twice a month and provides learning opportunities for the students centered on marketing, financial services, and careers in the financial field. The Council also organizes a community service project benefiting a non-profit of their choice.
“YAC teaches students how to be money-wise and exposes them to what is involved in [...]

Credit Union Awards Classroom Grants for Financial Literacy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Sioux Falls FCU Adopt-A-ClassroomSioux Falls, SD – Six area classroom teachers have been awarded Adopt-A-Classroom grants to help them teach financial literacy to their students. “We are happy to support these teachers with their financial literacy projects. We feel that it’s incredibly important to provide students in our community with the opportunity to learn how to manage money and how to make wise financial decisions,” said Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union President/CEO Fran Sommerfeld.
Grants were awarded to the following teachers:

Curt Rogness, Sioux Falls Terry Redlin Elementary 5th grade teacher
Sarah Burkett, Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Geography teacher
Rebecca Dorr, Montrose Elementary Kindergarten teacher
Dar Steenholdt, Career & Technical Education Academy [...]

Lowell Spinners 082814 Hero GiasulloHanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU proudly joined the Red Sox Class A affiliate Lowell Spinners to honor its fifth Hero Among Us this summer, 101st Army Airborne combat medic John Giasullo.
Giasullo served two tours in Afghanistan supporting American and Afghani military operations, and distinguished himself in an assault on his convoy, showing extraordinary courage throughout. While treating injured Afghani troops, John himself suffered serious wounds from an improvised explosive device, only to regain consciousness and continue treating other wounded. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions.
Joined by family and friends at a recent Spinners game, Giasullo took batting practice with the team [...]

Credit Union Partners with KidSmart

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

KidSmart picSt. Louis, MO— 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Continued its Helping People 1st Grant program in August by Partnering with KidSmart-Tools for Learning.
The Helping People 1st grant program created by 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, gives employees the opportunity to improve their community.  Each month, one of the four St. Louis area branches chooses a non-profit organization focused on either housing, financial literacy, job training, or education. The branch employees promote the non-profit throughout the month, hold fundraising events, and volunteer during business hours at the non-profit.  At the end of the month, the non-profit is presented with the grant plus any additional funds the branch are [...]

Credit Union Supports Community Leadership Project

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

untitledWilliston, ND – Western Cooperative Credit Union is proud to announce the success of Stephanie Storbakken’s Leadership Williston community project, the Diabetes Awareness Walk, held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the ARC.
WCCU sponsored Stephanie, who is a Loan Department Assistant, to attend the Leadership Williston program, coordinated by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. The program requires a community betterment project, and Stephanie chose to plan and facilitate a Diabetes Awareness Walk in honor of her niece, Aubrie. The walk raised $6,829.00 for the American Diabetes Association!

ICscholarshipFitchburg, MA – This year will mark the 34th anniversary of the Slattery’s Restaurant Turkey Trot Road Race which benefits their scholarship program. Thus far $201,000 has been awarded to local students from the proceeds of the race. IC Federal Credit Union, sponsoring once again for $1,000, also participates by volunteering or partaking in the road race itself. “It’s a 34 year-old tradition that we are proud to be a part of,” said Tony Emerson, President & CEO of IC, “and there’s something for everyone.” “We’re grateful for this donation,” stated Dave Celuzza, owner of Slattery’s “and are happy to have Mr. Emerson, an avid runner, participate in the [...]

untitledBismarck, ND – The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas wants to thank all raffle participants and donors of the Second Annual Summer Raffle. Nearly $5,000 was raised to assist the many financial literacy programs throughout the Dakotas.
The Second Annual Summer Foundation Raffle would not be possible without the donations of the following credit unions to help cover expenses: Avanti Federal, Community, Dakotaland Federal, Dakota Plains, Dakota Plains Federal, East River Federal, Flasher, Gem Federal, Healthcare Plus Federal, Hometown, Lamoure, Med 5, MedPark, Norstar Federal, Northern Hills Federal, Oahe Federal, Railway CU, Riverfork Federal, Sioux Falls Federal, Town and Country, Vermillion Federal, and Voyage Federal. The Credit Union [...]