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WASHINGTON, DC – CUNA Mutual Group President & CEO Bob Trunzo on Monday presented a $140,000 check to the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to support the organization’s general fund and for the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program.
The check was presented prior to NCUF’s 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference.
“CUNA Mutual Group has been a long-time supporter of NCUF, and we are honored to support an organization that embodies the spirit of credit unions through its efforts to strengthen and develop the U.S. credit union movement,” Trunzo said. “We are also proud to have a number of [...]
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union has increased the number and amount of scholarships offered to its members. It now provides $5,000 for five $1,000 scholarships. CommonWealth One is now accepting applications from eligible student members for the 2014–2015 school year.
The Kathryn R. Coleman Scholarship awards two $1,000 scholarships to one graduating high school senior and one undergraduate college student. Applications are due April 30, 2014. The CommonWealth One Scholarship awards three $1,000 scholarships for high school students. Two will be awarded to T.C. Williams High School students, one of which must be graduating from the Academy of Finance and one to a Harrisonburg High School student. Applications are due May [...]
On Wednesday, December 4th, Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) presented a check in the amount of $ 1,000 to the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, NY. The money will be used to support Paul’s Body Shop, the ranch’s on-site medical facility.
HRCCU raised the money through a number of fundraising efforts over the course of 2013, including: the sale of chocolate bunnies and stuffed animals, partial proceeds of tickets sold for its 2nd annual Fun Day and tickets to the Great Escape and from the sale of tickets to Enchanted Forest/Water Safari water park.
“HRCCU and The Double H share a strong commitment to the needs of children,” says Sue Commanda, HRCCU CEO. “We are pleased to be able to [...]
Employees, family and friends of First Trust Credit Union, joined thirty-seven other teams showing off their bowling expertise (in some cases), in support of the La Porte County Junior Achievement Annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser. This year the event was held at City Lanes in Michigan City, on February 22nd. 40 teams raised an amazing overall total of $ 17,000.
Along with being an event sponsor, four First Trust teams competed for the coveted “Most Money Raised Bowling Trophy” raising $1,410. Michigan City’s Team “The Ball Busters”, was number one once again in fundraising for 2014, and is up for the challenge to keep the trophy for the 2015 event!
La Porte County Junior [...]
MIRAMAR, FL — Tropical Financial Credit Union, one of South Florida’s largest not-for-profit credit unions, is proud to announce it raised nearly $30,000 for local charities in 2013 and is looking forward to topping that number this year. Employees collected just under $19,000 and the credit union itself matched with a $10, 356 contribution. The total amount raised also includes donations from credit union members who are invited to participate in employee campaigns. Altogether, Tropical Financial supported 21 different causes throughout the tri-county area.
“Our mission as a credit union is not just to look out for our members’ financial well-being, but also the well-being of the people in communities we serve,” said Amy McGraw, vice president of marketing. “I’m proud to [...]
SANTA ROSA, CA – Redwood Credit Union’s (RCU’s) Members and employees recently contributed more than $5,100 to the American Red Cross, benefitting victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
“Our hearts go out to those affected by the Typhoon, and many of our Members and staff wanted to help, so we set up a fund for Red Cross and spread the word through media, our website, in our branches and through online banking,” said Anne Benjamin, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for RCU.
Redwood Credit Union is committed to giving back to the communities they serve, and do so throughout the year in a variety of ways, including participation and donations to the Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino County Human [...]
HAUPPAUGE, NY – Island Federal Credit Union (Island) President/CEO Bret W. Sears presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Hope For The Warriors®. Island’s donation represents the culmination of a special program in which Island donated $10 to Hope For The Warriors for every new Island loan originated from October 16 through December 31, 2013, (up to 500 loans).
”Hope For The Warriors is an incredible organization with a tremendously dedicated team that directly impacts our service members and their families in a very meaningful way,” said Island President/CEO Bret W. Sears. “We at Island are proud to give them our support through this donation program.”
Founded in 2006, the mission of Hope For The Warriors is to enhance the [...]
MICHIGAN CITY | Members Advantage Credit Union made a $2,500 donation to the Michigan City Salvation Army’s holiday fundraising campaign again. It was among the top 10 donations the organization received.
“Thank you for all your support — we greatly appreciate it. Without the community and especially businesses such as Members Advantage Credit Union, we would not be able to serve as many people or start new programs,” said Lt. Bill Brutto on behalf of the organization.
“Members Advantage Credit Union appreciates the outstanding contribution that the Michigan City Salvation Army makes to those less fortunate in our community, said Frank Beachnau, Members Advantage president.
Brutto said monetary contributions such as the credit union’s help The [...]
Deer Park, TX –Shell Federal Credit Union and the City of Pasadena have partnered to host our area’s first Volunteer Expo. This event is designed to encourage individuals of all ages to give back to their communities. Many individuals are in need of volunteer hours or simply want to give back, but are unaware of the many opportunities within our communities. Local nonprofit organizations will be setup to spread the word on giving back and feature their volunteer opportunities.
The Volunteer Expo will be held on April 8th, 2014 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas from 4PM to 7PM. There is no entrance fee and attendees will have the [...]
Burlington, VT – Vermont Federal Credit Union is accepting scholarship applications from now until April 11, 2014. Two $2,000 scholarships will be granted to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school or university for the Fall of 2014 or Spring of 2015. Additionally, two $2,000 scholarships will be offered to students of any age who have been accepted to, or are enrolled in, an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school or university for the Fall of 2014 or Spring of 2015. Applicants are asked to write about their student and community leadership activities, what factors lead them [...]