State Employees’ CU, Raleigh, N.C., is increasing its 2018-2019 support for NC GreenPower’s Solar Schools program. The SECU Foundation will provide a two-year, $150,000 challenge grant for up to 10 K-12 public schools to earn the opportunity for a solar array to be installed on their campus.
Donations for tech and transplants
Children at the Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home have state-of-the-art computers for schoolwork thanks to a $5,000 donation from San Antonio-based Security Service FCU’s Charitable Foundation. Separately, the CU donated $5,000 to Transplants for Children.
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Golf tourney nets big results
Langley FCU, Newport News, Va., held its third Annual Langley for Families Charity Golf Classic and raised more than $233,000, thanks to the generosity of many sponsors and participants. Some 140 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va., to raise money and awareness for Hampton Roads charities.
Supporting first responders
As part of its continued efforts to support first responders throughout New York City and New York State, NYC-based Municipal CU presented Answer the Call, the New York Police and Fire Widow’s and Childrens’ Fund, with a donation of $25,000.
Paintball tourney a continued success
Duluth, Ga.-based Georgia United CU’s 15th Annual Credit Union Paintball Tournament continues to bring in significant dollars to support the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates’ Political Action Committee fund. The latest Georgia United Paintball Challenge took place at Nitro Paintball in Canton and raised approximately $7,000.
Taste of reality
Heritage Trust FCU, Summerville, S.C., teamed up with area school districts to provide local high school students with its “Reality of Money” financial simulation.
United Way donation
Red Crown CU, Tulsa, Okla., held its annual campaign to raise money for the Tulsa Area United Way. It has been raising money for this organization every year since 2010. In the most recent fundraiser, Red Crown employees brought in $8,778.82.
Ascend fights cancer
Ascend FCU, Tullahoma, Tenn., raised $1,095.58 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fight blood-borne cancers. Over the past 11 years, Ascend has raised more than $29,000 for the L&LS. Separately, Ascend raised $5,250 to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Reality Fairs go mobile
Thanks to a grant from the National CU Foundation, Madison, Wis., students attending Reality Fairs can use their mobile phone or tablet in place of pen and paper. The Foundation’s grant allowed the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation to expand the reach of its new “Bite of Reality” App, allowing other Reality Fair practitioners to customize it for their own use.
iQ Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., donated $63,000 to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore. The iQ team members participated in a “spirit” week in which staff dressed up to draw awareness in supporting children’s hospitals and sold balloons for $1 each. In one week, the CU sold more than 63,000 balloons to business partners, family, friends and members.
Participation in the Paycheck Protection Program and other emergency lending during the pandemic has swelled many small banks’ balance sheets. Federal regulators are giving them a temporary pass on supervisory requirements tied to their size.