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Nonprofit grants
Ent CU, Colorado Springs, Colo., awarded 34 Colorado nonprofit agencies a total of $90,000 through its 2017 Youth Endowment Series Grants program.
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Freedom run
The Sixth Annual German Credit Union Freedom Ten Mile Run, sponsored by Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., took place at the Wiesbaden Army Garrison. Separately, Andrews FCU made a donation to the Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter, sent representatives to SHAPE American Middle School for “Take Over School Day” and it assembled meal bags for students at Lynbrook Elementary in Springfield, Va.
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Alaska USA continues Washington expansion
Anchorage-based Alaska USA FCU opened a new Financial Center in Tacoma, Wash. The Tacoma Financial Center marks Alaska USA’s 35th location in Washington State.
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Upward Transitions donation
San Antonio-based Security Service FCU’s Charitable Foundation made a $5,000 donation to Upward Transitions in Helotes, Texas, which provides a therapeutic horsemanship program for individuals with physical, mental and/or emotional health challenges.
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Unity One opens ninth branch
Unity One CU, Fort Worth, Texas, opened its ninth branch, this one at the Keller Independent School District’s Center for Advanced Learning.
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Savings challenge
State Employees’ CU, Raleigh, N.C., challenged its youngest members to save for their future through the CU’s Youth Saving Challenge Contest. Nearly 25,500 FAT CAT and Zard members deposited more than $5.2 million into their savings accounts and opened more than 900 new youth accounts during the week-long event. Separately, SECU tax preparers filed 109,000 federal and state returns for members, saving them $13 million in tax preparation fees.
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Stoltz delivers keynote
Dan Stoltz, president and CEO of SPIRE CU, St. Paul, Minn., provided the keynote address at a Saint Paul Rotary Club meeting. In a program entitled, “Building a Brand with a Pickup Truck,” Stoltz explored the building of the SPIRE brand using an early-model Ford work truck.
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Heart and soul
University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council established the Heart & Soul Award in honor of Lowell-based Jeanne D’Arc CU’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Silveira.
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8 tons shredded
Credit Union of Ohio held its second annual free Shred Day at its Hilliard, Ohio, headquarters. The community brought an estimated 16,000 lbs. of personal documents to be carefully destroyed during the two-hour event, up about 2,000 lbs. from last year.
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HUD recognizes Nusenda
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development named Nusenda Foundation, a nonprofit launched by Nusenda CU, as one 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships for its role in supporting the acceleration of job creation and economic mobility in Albuquerque, N.M.
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Reality Fair partnership
Clearview FCU, Moon Township, Pa., and West-Aircomm FCU, Beaver, Pa., partnered to host a Financial Reality Fair at Moon Area High School. Approximately 550 students from the junior and senior classes attended, as well as a few students from the nearby Quaker Valley LifeSkills program, to learn more about money management on a realistic budget.
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Children's hospital partnership
Dutch Point CU, Wethersfield, Conn., is partnering with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation with a loan donation program. For every loan made in 2017, Dutch Point will donate $5 to the Foundation.