Robins Financial Credit Union in Warner Robins, Ga., collected care packages for overseas troops. The credit union’s branches provided over 70 boxes for those serving overseas right on time for the holiday season.
A top workplace
University & State Employees Credit Union celebrated being named a top workplace by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The newspaper recognized the credit union based solely on employee feedback.
First Capital Federal Credit Union presented a $6,750 check to the United Way charity. The York, Pa.-based CU raised the money through its First Cap Gives Back program, with the CU selling soft pretzels to members through its branches. Employees also donated money to wear jeans to work in support of the cause.
St. Jean's Credit Union celebrated the groundbreaking at its newest branch location in Revere, Mass. The Lynn, Mass., credit union celebrated alongside NewGround, a St. Louis-based experiential architecture, design and delivery firm.
Tarrant County Credit Union concluded its final staff meeting of the year by making peanut peanut butter sandwiches for a local homeless shelter. The Fort, Worth Tx.-based CU provided over 650 sandwiches to those in need.
Boys and Girls Club
First Financial Credit Union, Lutherville, Md., donated $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. The credit union revisited the BGCW for its Youth of the Month ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of children.
A different kind of Christmas tree...
First New York Federal Credit Union collected over 5,000 rolls of toilet paper during the holiday season. The Albany, N.Y.-based credit union’s effort assisted residents in the capital region who are on public assistance and unable to buy personal hygiene products.
SPIRE Credit Union sponsored the sixth annual Clouds Choir for a Cause where the Falcon Heights, Minn.-based CU's CEO presented a $10,000 check. The event was held in the Mall of America.
Peach State Federal Credit Union committed to a $5,000 donation to Walker County Schools' Launch Academy across the next five years. The program will receive $1,000 from the Lawrenceville, Ga.-based CU every year through 2022.
HUD Federal Credit Union made an appearance at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s headquarters to host a reception and celebrate its leadership training program. The week prior to the reception, the Washington D.C.,-based credit union received a $10,000 leadership development grant from the National Credit Union Administration.
Third time's the charm
Greater Nevada Credit Union was named the USDA National Business and Industry Lender of the Year by the United States Department of Agriculture for the third consecutive year.
Many of the women in this year's list are familiar to American Banker readers, including J.P. Morgan's Mary Callahan Erdoes, Fidelity Investmemts' Abigail Johnson and Synchrony Financial's Margaret Keane. Seven honorees are newcomers, including two, Maria Hackley and Ida Liu, from Citigroup.