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Leadership team raises funds for Habitat
In Riverside, Calif., four members of Altura CU’s leadership team, including CFO Tommie Shyrock, rappelled down the side of Riverside City Hall to raise funds to assist Habitat for Humanity in delivering programs and services to local military veterans.
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Suffolk FCU celebrates the big 5-0
Suffolk FCU celebrated its 50th anniversary by hosting a Gold Celebration Party at its headquarters in Medford, N.Y., that included a BBQ lunch for members, friends and family, plus games, activities and face painting for the children.
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Jax awards scholarship
Jax FCU, Jacksonville, Fla., presented Ryan Wallace with a $1,000 scholarship. Wallace, a 2017 graduate of Jean Ribault Senior High School, is a freshman at Florida A&M University who plans to study biomedical engineering.
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Garden Savings gives back
Garden Savings FCU, Parsippany, N.J., raised more than $16,000 for two local charitable groups at its 7th Annual Golf Outing. The proceeds will be split between Children’s Specialized Hospital of New Brunswick and the Rutgers Youth Education and Success Center of Newark.
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Free concert
St. Anne’s CU, Fall River, Mass., sponsored the 23rd annual free summer concert, attracting an estimated 2,000 people to Heritage State Park and Fall River’s waterfront. St. Anne’s brings this free event to the community in cooperation with WSAR and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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Miracle Day donation
NRL Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, Va., presented a top-level donation of $17,546 to Credit Union Miracle Day. The funds resulted from a debit card promotion that saw a milestone of more than 1 million swipes – double the number of swipes from the quarter before.
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SDCCU's latest Classroom Hero
San Diego County CU’s Classroom Heroes program recognized Laura Stuber, who teaches sixth grade at Solana Pacific School. Stuber received a $500 SDCCU Visa gift card, plus she was recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in her community.
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Chili Cook-Off benefits kids
Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif., hosted its 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Community Celebration. The event honored local police and fire departments for their service, and it raised $900, which Kinecta matched for a grand total of $1,800. All proceeds were donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
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Brand new branch
Infinity FCU, Portland, Maine, held a ribbon-cutting for its new branch in Portland’s Back Cove. The branch is Infinity FCU’s fourth. The branch environment provides a personal “Maine” feel, comfortable and outdoorsy with exposed wood and stone, but with the latest technology.
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Freedom FCU honors educators
Freedom FCU, Bel Air, Md., named Deborah Pawlowicz the winner of its 2017 Golden Apple-Plus Annual Educator Award competition. Pawlowicz won the top $1,000 prize for her idea to interact with technology and use it as a means to improve the reading skills of her students. Two other educators each received $250 runner-up prizes.
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School Ready Day
IBM Southeast Employees’ CU, Delray Beach, Fla., and its Foundation hosted the First Annual School Ready Day events. Members of the community donated school supplies at their nearest IBMSECU branch to help local kindergarteners start the school year better prepared.
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Employees give back
Greylock FCU, Pittsfield, Mass., and its Greylock Employee Community Giveback Program raised $3,555 for three cancer support organizations: Pop Cares, Moments House and the Denise Kaley Fund. Each organization received $1,185.
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Finances 101
BMI FCU, Dublin, Ohio, hosted a Finances 101 game as part of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s iCare, iServe, iLead summer camp for middle school youth. Separately, the CU started a new program for foster and inner city youth called My Money Matters.
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Ronald McDonald House lunch
Staff from Coastal Community and Teachers CU, Corpus Christi, Texas, made lunch for the residents of the local Ronald McDonald House. Lunch included spaghetti, salad, tea and water, plus an assortment of desserts.