Credit Unions Come Together for Colloquium on Financial Capability
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Affinity Plus Foundation is Offering Financial Literacy Grants
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Ideal Credit Union Recognized for Commitment to Financial Literacy for Youth
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United Savings CU Employees Volunteer at Real World Camp 2017
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Security Service FCU is Helping Military Members to Save for the Future
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Photo left to right: Larry Palochik, SVP of Member Solutions for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Tena Lozano, Executive Director of the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation; Kathryn Davis, CEO of BALANCE; Gigi Hyland, Executive Director of the National Credit Union Foundation; Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the Leagues; Lee Alderman, AVP of Training and Financial Literacy for Redwood CU; and Evan Willingham, VP of Business Development for EverFi. More than 50 professionals[...]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 26, 2017) – The Affinity Plus Foundation is accepting applications through this Sunday, April 30, for its Community and Cultivator grants, which award funding in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 to educators and nonprofits focused on financial education. Community grants are awarded to Minnesota 501(c)3 organizations with personal-finance focus and programming. Grant requests have ranged from $500 to $10,000, Hanson said. In 2016, the foundation awarded more[...]
(Woodbury, MN  – Ideal Credit Union took second place in the 2016 national Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy competition for its “Money Talks” Financial Literacy program. The unique peer-to-peer program is taught by high school age Ideal Student Credit Union employees to high school age students, and features the building blocks of personal finance: budgeting, savings and investments, credit, and money management tools.  Ideal Credit Union's entry competed with [...]
Alicia Parsons and Christy Brink of United Savings Credit Union in Fargo, ND joined 30 other volunteers at the sixth annual Real World Camp in Fargo last Thursday. The volunteers guided 250 fifth graders through a full day of events that taught financial literacy skills. The kids attended six breakout sessions: Wants vs Needs; Checking Accounts; Budgeting; Insurance; Debit & Credit; and Getting a Job. The sessions blended video clips, short lectures, and interactive activities to deliver[...]
SAN ANTONIO, TX  – Security Service Federal Credit Union enrolled more than 2,100 military members to take the pledge to start saving as part of Military Saves Week held February 27 – March 4, 2017. The annual campaign challenges military men and women to establish positive spending habits, eliminate debt, and start saving for the future. “Financial success comes from building an adequate savings to help navigate through some of life’s challenges,” said[...]
Glendora, CA, April 21, 2017— America’s Christian Credit Union held its 59th Annual Meeting on April 21, 2017 at ACCU headquarters in Glendora, CA. Credit union members, staff, Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee were in attendance to commemorate the most successful year for the organization to date, and to offer a special tribute to President/CEO Mendell L. Thompson for his 40 years of service to ACCU. The day’s celebration started off with an all-staff[...]
Photo: Alaska Credit Union League donates $16,000 to Alaska Business Week. Pictured (from left) are Al Strawn, CEO, Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union; Jessica Lavoie, Community Engagement Specialist, Credit Union 1; Nicole Schuh, Executive Director, Alaska Business Week; and Dan McCue, Senior Vice President, Corporate Administration, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska Credit Union League donated $16,000 to Alaska Business Week to support and[...]
LOWELL – In preparation for Lowell’s First Annual Points of Light Floating Lantern Celebration, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union employees recently gathered for their very own Paint Night, where each employee used their artistic talents to paint a paper lantern. The lanterns, along with several hundred others painted by members of the entire community, were released onto the Western Canal as part of the Celebration, which was held at the Ecumenical Plaza on Saturday, April 22nd.[...]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — ēCO Credit Union is excited to announce the recipients of its A.L. Bratcher college scholarships, as well as of the inaugural ēCO Credit Union Foundation Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarships were presented at ēCO’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon on April 21, 2017 at The Club. The A.L. Bratcher Scholarship was created in 2011 to honor the late Reverend A.L. Bratcher and his work and dedication to safe, sound, member-first financial institutions. The recipients[...]
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, April 24, 2017 – Motorists on US-10 in Midland may have noticed a sea of neon yellow one recent afternoon. The pop of color came from the reflective safety vests of 20 employees of Midland-based Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union as they participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Teams of DCECU employees spent the afternoon of April 18 cleaning up the shoulder of a nearly three-mile stretch of both eastbound and westbound US-10 between the Stark Road and[...]
Kulm, ND - It’s hard to understand the devastation wildfires cause until you see it first- hand.  During the early part of March, fires raged through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, burning homes, rangeland, hay, livestock, complete farms and ranches.  Even though North Dakota was spared this disaster, the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation responded by organizing a “Dakota Cattle Drive 2017 for Wildfire Relief” in an effort to raise funds for the victims. Because[...]
Plymouth, Mich. (April 24, 2017) Catholic Vantage Financial (CVF) will host a free document shredding day for the community on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The public is invited to bring personal papers and documents for shredding from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the credit union’s Plymouth branch located at 8817 Sheldon Road, at the northwest corner of Sheldon and Joy Roads. “This is one of the ways we help people safeguard their identity and personal information,” said Emma Teller,[...]


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