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Capital Credit Union of Bismarck, ND recently awarded seven 2013 recipients the $1,000 Howard J. Snortland Scholarships. The students selected were: Hannah Fishbeck, Kylie Helm, Erika Gallaway, Mark Muscha, Meghan Huber, Nicholas Hornbacher and Hayden Hermanson. Fishbeck will be attending the University of Minnesota for Accounting and Finance. Helm will be attending BSC for Nursing. Gallaway will be attending UND. Muscha will be attending the University of Mary for Criminal Justice. Huber will be attending the University of Mary for Exercise Science/Physical Therapy. Hornbacher is currently attending Minnesota State University Moorhead for English Communications/Social Studies. Hermanson is currently attending BSC for Mechanical Maintenance Technology.
Capital Credit Union has awarded 78 scholarships [...]
Capital Credit Union of Wisconsin recently awarded $32,000 in grants to the 2012 recipients of the Capital Credit Union Charitable Giving Fund.
Administered by the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region Inc., the fund is a community outreach program established in 2009 to benefit area nonprofit organizations. Applications are received through the Community Foundation and awarded in January each year.
The following $5,000 grants were distributed to:
• The Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley to support Kids Café, a program that serves more than 140,000 meals and snacks each year.
• Compassionate Home Health Care to support Project Outreach, designed to educate residents about the importance of the flu vaccine, [...]
Students in West Linn are getting a lesson on the basics of money over the coming month and are putting that lesson toward a good cause.
Nearly 50 fourth- and fifth-graders got a visit from representatives from Clackamas Federal Credit Union to learn the basics of “financial literacy.”
With their own loans the kids will begin fundraising campaigns to benefit three charities, which include Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Just a Drop (an international non-profit that delivers clean drinking water), and a scholarship for the school.
The credit union is aiming to challenge the kids with their first business venture and give them a financial guide that prepares them for dealing with money in the future.
SYRACUSE NY — Albany–based SEFCU, a credit union with branches in the Syracuse and Binghamton areas, has announced a donation of $250,000 for the upcoming Upstate Cancer Center to help fund advanced-patient treatments.
Flint, MI – Security Credit Union (SCU) was recently recognized by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) with the Community Leadership Award.
The award was presented during a presentation at the Flint Golf Club April 24.
SCU began working with the FBEM by participating in the annual Caring Community Credit Unions Week fundraiser. SCU furthered the connection by lending a hand during the food bank’s annual paper ornament Christmas campaign.
Highmark Federal Credit Union of Rapid City, SD hosted tours of their facility to students of Rapid City Central High School during National Credit Union Youth Week, April 22-26. The purpose of the tours was to investigate or uncover things or services that help people save money. In an effort to help the students play the role in being a “money sleuth”, each student was given a mustache to wear and a magnifying glass to search for clues. Following the tour, the students discussed ways or things they observed that helped people save money. Highmark FCU is committed to helping students get started on a monetary path by promoting responsible [...]
Bastrop, TX – Graduating Seniors from Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin and Smithville High School were awarded their 2012 B.E.S.T. Scholarship checks from Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union (GTFCU) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at their respective high schools.
The scholarship recipients received $500 each to go towards furthering their education and their college tuition. The winning students were Amanda Muehr, Bastrop High School; Jacob Rojas, Cedar Creek High School, Madison Kirk, Elgin High School; and Trina Deyo, Smithville High School.
Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin and Smithville Seniors submitted applications at last year’s 2012 B.E.S.T. (Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, Texas) College Night,
underwritten and sponsored by GTFCU and held in [...]
Hanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU congratulates the most recent graduating class of the Airman Leadership School, and is proud to continue supporting the much deserved celebration.
Airmen must complete the five-week ALS course before attaining the rank of staff sergeant, the first step toward a career as a military supervisor. The ALS at Hanscom Air Force Base is unique because it offers the course to multiple services, with the Air Force joined by the Air National Guard and Coast Guard.
This year’s class includes 10 Air Force and two Coast Guard members, originating from Hanscom AFB, Pease Air National Guard Base, Westover Reserve Base and United States Coast Guard Base, Boston.
Photo from left: Kristin Bafaro, Community Harvest Project Executive Director; Lloyd Hamm, GSCU CEO; Catherine Khachfi, GSCU; Sarah Miller, GSCU; Dan Crossin, GSCU; and Pauline Tranter, GSCU.
GRAFTON _ With Spring’s arrival this month, the Community Harvest Project, Inc. (CHP) started its 2013 growing season and its staff reflected on the many special people and organizations that made 2012 such a stellar year. CHP honored those who made significant contributions at its Second Annual Celebration, held on April 24, 2013 at the Brigham Hill Community Farm on Wheeler Road in North Grafton.
Grafton Suburban Credit Union (GSCU) was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award in the Adult [...]
JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back. American 1 Credit Union raises money each month for different local charities. During the month of April funds were raised for Macomb Intermediate School District – Homeless Education, a program designed to help young children with school supplies, clothing, and hygiene products. It enables all students the education they deserve and the tools needed to obtain it.
During the month of March, employees participate in fun activities by making a donation to the charity account. This month we held our quarterly meeting where staff was able to pick where and whom [...]