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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is excited to announce that our digital platform, CU Social Good, has just partnered with CafeGive Social!
Launched by CUAD in 2013 and recognized by CUNA in 2014 as the “Best Community Relations Program,” CU Social Good is the only online platform dedicated solely to the sharing of the good things that credit unions do for people and their communities every day.  Since the initial launch, over 2,300 amazing stories from 42 states have been posted!  While many people (outside of the credit union world) are uninformed about the credit union difference and unaware of the very nature of credit unions and their “People Helping People” philosophy, CU Social Good is helping to [...]

Relay for Life 2014 (800x485)Hanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU proudly participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Burlington last month, raising $10,006 from donations, fundraisers, and a match from the Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation. Hanscom FCU also sponsored the event at the Fight Back level.
Hanscom FCU For a Cure, a team of Hanscom FCU employees, ranked third out of 59 teams for fundraising, while team captain and training specialist Sandy Imbrogna received special recognition as the eighth-highest individual fundraiser out of 539 participants. In total the Relay raised more than $156,000 in support of American Cancer Society programs and services.
“Hanscom FCU joined the Relay For [...]

Credit Unions Team Up to Support Veterans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

DSCN2316Houghton Lake, MI:  In the spirit of Unite for Good, two Michigan credit unions recently came together to pay their respects at the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall. North Central Area CU and Northland Area FCU joined forces to bring free, ice-cold bottled water to the community during the Opening Ceremony July 10th.
At the water tent, the credit unions gladly accepted donations for Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, which was also on site. NMCAA provides immediate financial and practical support to ensure stable housing for area veterans and their families. Combined with $250 donations from each of the credit unions, NMCAA received $642 in total contributions during the event.
Representatives of [...]

Credit Union Hosts Bike Donation Drive

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

IMAG1223MAPLE GROVE, MINN. — On May 31, 2014 TopLine Federal Credit Union hosted a bike donation drive at its Como Park branch location with donations benefiting one of Keystone Community Services’ Youth Programs, the Express Bike Shop. TopLine members traveled from near and far to drop off bikes to help support local youth employment. Donations ranged from a single bike to truck and trailer loads. As the day wrapped up, TopLine members had donated nearly 80 bikes.
Why are the bikes so important? Keystone’s Youth Express Program, Express Bike Shop and Express Yourself Clothing, are youth directed social enterprises, serving as learning labs for young people entering the workplace, with all [...]

Credit Union Raises Over $2,100 for School Supplies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

dupageDuPage Credit Union’s Drive, Drop & Donate Event Raises Over $2,100 to Benefit Local Students in Need
NAPERVILLE IL–DuPage Credit Union would like to thank everyone who participated in its recent Drive, Drop & Donate event. During the fund-raiser, the Credit Union raised $2,175 to be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local students in need and be given out during the DuPage Regional Office of Education’s Annual Back-to-School Fair on August 6th at the Odeum  in Villa Park.
“We’re thrilled with the results and had the opportunity to meet so many generous individuals during the event,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions at the Credit Union. [...]

Credit Union Sponsors Softball Tournament for Charity

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

IMG_0102BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union has gone to bat in a big way for Gateway Services’ annual A Play for Gateway Softball Tournament. UFCU’s $5,000 donation is the first time in the softball tournament’s 29-year history that it will have a Platinum-level corporate sponsor.
“We are proud to add to the important legacy of this event that has become a community tradition,” said Zach Book, UFCU Branch Manager in Berrien Springs. “The funds raised during the two-day softball tournament are instrumental in helping Gateway offer the support they provide to the special needs folks and their families in our community.”
The 12-game softball tournament features corporate teams from [...]

untitledBEAVERTON, Ore. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—-The second annual Dave and Dan Classic, presented by First Tech FCU and OnPoint Community CU, raised a record $408,000 for Credit Unions for Kids, which benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The tournament took place at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore., July 14.
The golf tournament was created under the leadership of Tom Sargent, former First Tech president/CEO, and is named after NFL Hall of Fame inductees Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts. This year’s edition featured 28 celebrity guests including fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers Ronnie Lott, Mel Renfro and Kellen Winslow.
“This tournament would not have succeeded without the support [...]

Credit Union Supports Summer Camp for Kids

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Highlands Center Summer Kids Camp 7-2014

Glendale, AZ – Thanks to Credit Union West, several children under the care of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic had the opportunity to attend summer camp at the Highlands Center for Natural History. It is a great partnership with two non-profits that benefit children. The camps are packed with outdoor fun and discovery providing a great summer experience for youngsters!
About Credit Union West
Credit Union West was founded in 1951 and is an award-winning financial cooperative. Today it serves over 50,000 members with more than $500 million in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted [...]

Credit Union Donates Over $1,100 to Burn Camp

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

ECCU_GLBC1KALAMAZOO, Mich.  — Educational Community Credit Union (ECCU) has donated $1,154 to the Great Lakes Burn Camp (GLBC) to assist more than 60 Michigan kids attending the summer session, August 9-15, 2014, at Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, Mattawan. Children ages 6 to 17 who have survived traumatic burns can relax at camp, have fun and connect with one another. Funds were raised by ECCU staff during a recent ‘pay to wear jeans week’ and will be used to support a variety of camp activities.
GLBC was formed in 1995 by firefighter Mike Longenecker and burn survivor Chris Klavon, who had visited a similar camp in Minnesota. “Our mission is to [...]

Credit Union Awards $2,000 in Scholarships

Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

CaptureVue Community Credit Union of Bismarck, ND has announced their 2014 Jack E. Eakman Scholarship Essay Winners.  They are Jenna Wentland who will be attending BSC in the fall, Alyssa Buetow who also will be attending BSC, Kaitlyn Omvig who is attending NDSU and Nathan Curry who will be going to UND.
The essay topic was “What is all the hype about your credit score? What impact or consequences do you think your credit score will have on you in the future”?  Essays were judged on the basis of originality, clarity, meaningful content, and accurate presentation of facts.
Congratulations to these four scholarship winners!