SPIRE Giving Campaign Provides $250k of Local Impact
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GEM FCU Supports Salvation Army Food Pantry
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Mountain America CU Donates Over $20,000 to Local Food Banks
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Med 5 FCU Supports Local Medical Community With Over 4,500 Protective Masks
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Indianapolis, IN, May 22, 2020 - Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), along with Indiana Members Credit Union, is excited to announce Rachel Bates as the recipient of the first annual Ron Collier Family Collegiate Scholarship Program, receiving a $2,500 scholarship.  The Ron Collier Family Collegiate Scholarship Program is available to Senior students attending New Palestine High School that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union, [...]
TYSONS, VA - May 20, 2020 — PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second-largest federal credit union, today announced the donation of $50,000 to senior citizens and other vulnerable shoppers to help cover their grocery expenses during this challenging time. During designated senior shopping hours in three Safeway locations in the Greater Washington area, PenFed employees surprised shoppers at the register with $100 Visa® gift cards, cloth face coverings and hand sanitizer.[...]
Woodbury, MN – May 21, 2020 – Hoping to raise spirits and spread a little joy, Ideal Credit Union’s Wellbeing Champions Committee launched a four-week “Make it an Ideal Day” Positivity Challenge to help people remain positive in these uncertain times, and encourage employees and members to focus on something positive that happened in their day – each and every day. As part of the positivity challenge, participants receive a “Make it an Ideal[...]
Watford City, ND - May 22, 2020 - Breaking from its tradition, Dakota West awarded $500 to every student who submitted an application for its 2020 Dakota West Credit Union Annual Scholarships. Originally planning to award four scholarships, current high school seniors and enrolled college and trade school students submitted essays focusing on the Dakota West value of Communication. “The unconventional circumstances for most students right now made the final months of this school year[...]
Falcon Heights, MN - May 21, 2020 - Recognizing the deep impact COVID-19 has been causing throughout Minnesota, SPIRE Credit Union organized a campaign to give $250,000 to 187 Minnesota businesses and charities.  In a unique approach, SPIRE’s leadership reached out to each of its 300 employees among 20 branches and 20 administrative departments to select local businesses and charities.  “This was one of my initial projects in my new role with SPIRE,” said Abby[...]
Miramar, Fla. (May 20, 2020)- As South Florida restaurants and retailers slowly start to re-open, Tropical Financial Credit Union is handing out extra cash to employees to help fuel an economic comeback. The not-for-profit financial institution is giving gift cards of $500 to each team member in the South Florida Region to spend on local businesses. The total amount is $85,000 to coincide with Tropical Financial’s 85th anniversary which occurred in March.  “As a[...]
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (May 20, 2020) – Peach State Federal Credit Union is proud to announce the winners of over $154,000 in scholarships and educational grants.  Since 2002, Peach State has awarded more than $1.6 million through its scholarship program to students and career professionals seeking to further their education. Twenty-six $2,000 Career Advancement Scholarships were awarded to members to assist in their continuing education in honor of the credit union’s[...]
Marietta, Ga. (May 20, 2020) – LGE Community Credit Union, driven by the mission of “people helping people,” recently completed several initiatives to support the community amid the pandemic. Lunches for Local Heroes: In an effort to both support local restaurants and show appreciation for front-line medical staff, LGE delivered more than 500 lunches to four local hospitals across the counties it serves. LGE delivered lunches from Four41 South Catering in Canton to[...]
SAN DIEGO, CA - May 19, 2020 –  San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is proud to announce the extension of its financial wellness webinar series. SDCCU began the online presentations in April in order to provide free financial education to the community in the safety and comfort of their own homes amid the current COVID-19 situation.  “SDCCU is here to support our[...]
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 14, 2020)  – To provide funds to non-profit organizations more quickly in the face of operating challenges due to COVID-19, Truliant Federal Credit Union announced 30 organizations will receive Community Mini Grants. The program, now in its twelfth year, provides community-based nonprofit organizations with $1,000 in grant funding to support operating, programmatic or capacity-building needs. This year, operating were added costs to its grant focus areas[...]
Minot, ND - May 20, 2020 - Earlier this month, GEM Federal Credit Union in Minot, ND held a “Like & Share” promotion on Facebook to help support the local food pantries and to remind people that “We are all in this together.” For each Like and Share the credit union received on their post, they donated $1 to a local food bank. In addition, each person who participated was entered into a prize drawing for a $50 gift card to the Minot business of their choice.  [...]
Joliet, IL - May 20, 2020 – The COVID-19 Pandemic has made fundraising difficult for non-profit charities as they struggle to provide much-needed services to the community. As a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB), NuMark Credit Union applied for grants on behalf of seven local charities as part of the FHLB COVID-19 Relief program. NuMark Credit Union is proud to present a total of $20,000 in grant money to: Accion in Chicago, The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park,[...]
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