This fall, Colonial High School football players will charge onto the field hungry for victory. To help them bulk up in time for the season, CFE Federal Credit Union, Lake Mary, Fla., donated a refrigerator to the team, fully stocked with nutrient-rich foods and beverages.
Truliant FCU, Winston-Salem, N.C., donated $10,000 to assist tornado relief and rehabilitation efforts in Guilford County. Truliant, which has three branch locations in the county, gave to the Guilford County Schools Classroom Tornado Relief Fund.
Students cookin' up something special
Peach State FCU, Lawrenceville, Ga., sponsored five Meadowcreek High School culinary students on their journey to a national competition. The students earned top honors in the 2018 Hospitality Foundation of Georgia ProStart State Championship.
LBS Financial on campus
LBS Financial CU, Long Beach, Calif., hosted the grand opening of its newest branch at the California State University, Long Beach 49er Campus Bookstore.
A dose of reality
More than 130 students participated in a Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Fort Washington, Pa.-based TruMark Financial CU and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation at La Salle University. The students experienced what life would be like having a career and managing their own finances.
Louisville, Ky.-based Park Community CU presented Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties with a 2017 Chevrolet truck. The donation will allow Habitat to transport building materials and tools to construction sites for future homes in the community.
Thousands in scholarships awarded
Bronco FCU, Franklin, Va., awarded scholarships to eight local high school seniors. This year’s program awarded two $5,000 scholarships, three $3,000 scholarships and three $1,000 scholarships to the graduating students.
'Making Amazing Things Happen'
The Illinois Credit Union League welcomed more than 650 attendees and nearly 200 exhibitors to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center for its 88th Annual Convention. This year’s theme, “Make Amazing Things Happen,” reflected the League’s mission to help credit unions and their members spread the credit union difference.
Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, Mich., ranked highest among 70 credit unions throughout the nation in Consumer Reports’ 2017 Banking Survey, with an overall reader score of 96 out of 100.
Sharing best practices
Los Angeles FCU hosted a Fraud Round Table at its headquarters in Glendale, Calif. The forum was conducted by Allied Solutions and was attended by representatives from 21 Southern California CUs, who shared experiences and collaborated on best practices to combat fraud.
Helping furry friends
Jax FCU, Jacksonville, Fla., partnered with First Coast No More Homeless Pets to help further the welfare of animals across Northeast Florida with a donation of $3,150 to support the organization’s spay and neuter programs. The donation is the result of Jax FCU’s Get Fixed Visa Balance Transfer Campaign, in which the CU donated $5 for every balance transfer.
Run for kids
Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., sponsored the Seventh Annual German Credit Union Freedom Ten Mile Run at the Wiesbaden Army Garrison. The event included a 10-mile run, a 5K run/walk and a half-mile kids’ run, and it raised $5,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
Celebrating the big 6-0
America’s Christian CU, Glendora, Calif., celebrated its 60th anniversary at its annual meeting. The event featured live entertainment by Azusa Pacific University's Men’s Chorale, lawn games, food, a complimentary photo booth and custom commemorative 60Strong cookies.
CU at the spelling bee
Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md., sponsored spelling bees held in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and Prince George's counties. Elementary and middle school students competed at the county level for a chance to receive a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The company has been experimenting with ways to recruit more women and minorities, including a program to hire professionals who had left banking. But CEO Charlie Scharf’s reference to “a very limited pool of Black talent” for important jobs may make it harder for Wells to meet inclusion goals.
The news media investigation of transactions by nefarious actors puts certain large banks in a negative light, but it also points to inefficient use of suspicious activity reports and other anti-money-laundering issues that the industry has decried for years.