The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation donated $100,000 to Junior Achievement of the Heartland to help assist young people with financial literacy. The foundation is a charitable arm of Ascentra Credit Union in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Obtaining valuable experience
Folsom, Calif.-based SAFE Credit Union helped Juma Ventures Sacramento secure a $20,000 grant to assist with helping young people obtain vital job skills.
Prepared for school
Fort Mill, S.C.-based Sharonview Federal Credit Union received a certificate for its participation in a summertime school supply drive.
The Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation hosted its fifth annual Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Classic, which raised $150,000. The foundation is a charitable arm of the Hanscom AFB, Mass.-based Hanscom Federal Credit Union.
Robins Financial Credit Union in Warner Robins, Ga., donated $156,000 to eight organizations through its annual Community Project.
Three Nevada organizations each received a $500 donation from One Nevada Credit Union. The Las Vegas, Nev.-based CU's monetary efforts will help fight hunger.
A new baby barn
Gerber Federal Credit Union of Fremont, Mich., awarded a community dividend to the the Newaygo County Agricultural Fair Association valued at $10,000 to help build a new baby animal barn.
Kellogg Community Credit Union in Battle Creek, Mich., announced the winner of its OMG! My Car is Free? auto promotion. One member received a new car.
Battle of the credit unions
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union is competing against USC Credit Union in the seventh annual $10,000 Charity Challenge. The challenge pits two credit unions against each other to see which institution can create more checking accounts over an allocated period of time.
Pictured: Notre Dame Federal Credit Union made a donation to Kelly Cares Foundation as part of the challenge last year.
Achieving economic success
Employees of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in Wentzville, Mo., volunteered with Connections to Success, an organization that helps families achieve economic independence.
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.