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Dora Maxwell honors
Unitus Community CU, Portland, Ore., won the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility and Community Service Award in recognition of its “Dream Come True” program, which helps make memories for children suffering from serious or chronic illnesses.
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Financial management training
A total of 110 Millersville University students participated in a hands-on financial management and personal budgeting experience during a Financial Reality Fair sponsored by PSECU, Harrisburg, Pa.
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United Way campaign
R.I.A. Federal Credit Union, Bettendorf, Iowa, presented a donation of $9,776.28 to United Way of the Quad Cities. The money was raised through the CU’s annual United Way campaign.
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Jeans day for a cause
Employees of GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., participated in Jeans Days to raise $855 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees are allowed to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Hopewell expands
Heath, Ohio-based Hopewell FCU opened its newest office in Johnstown, Ohio. The 2,100-square-foot building, located on Coshocton Street, is the third office in HFCU’s portfolio. The building was constructed by the teams of Mark Caughenbaugh Construction, LLC and Phil Claggett, Ohio Architect with Northpoint Ohio Architecture.
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Top workplace
Shell FCU, Deer Park, Texas, made the Houston Chronicle’s list of Top Workplaces in Houston for the seventh time. Shell FCU snagged the No. 2 spot in mid-sized organizations.
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Giving back to local charities
America’s First FCU, Birmingham, Ala., awarded three charities a total of $90,800. Each charity initially received $25,000 at the America’s First Golf Tournament and then was awarded additional monies to round out their figure to $30,266 per charity due to the efforts of the Community First campaign.
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Prize package
Ascend FCU, Tullahoma, Tenn., awarded a round-trip concert prize package to longtime member Mary Kelley (left). She won two tickets to a concert of her choice in the continental U.S., round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for two nights and $200 in spending money.
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Fundraising hits a three-year high
CoastHills CU, Lompoc, Calif., set a new three-year high with its signature fundraiser, the 11th Annual Rancho Vino wine event, bringing in $72,000 to benefit the Emergency Services Expansion Project at Marian Regional Medical Center.
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Thousands for ministry partners
America’s Christian CU, Glendora, Calif., said its latest member-generated, Visa Platinum GiveBack donation totaled more than $11,500, to be divided among four key ministry partners: New Beginnings Adoption & Family Services, Tupelo, Miss.; The Legacy Center, New York City; The World Mission Broadcast project of the Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, Mo.; and, Foothill Church, Glendora, Calif.