Virginia Beach, Va.-based Chartway FCU’s We Promise Foundation raised $58,000 to provide life-changing experiences to children facing medical hardship or illness during its 2nd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament. The following day, the CU joined with the Salt Lake Bees and Make-A-Wish Utah to surprise 8-year-old Adrian with the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Bees game and let him know his wish to go to Disney World would be granted.
Flags of Gratitude
United Southeast FCU hosted its Third Annual Flags of Gratitude cookout at the CU’s corporate headquarters in Bristol, Tenn. Military veterans, soldiers, police, emergency responders and other law enforcement officials attended the event.
Redwood's free shred day
Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Redwood CU hosted a free document shredding event at Novato Community Hospital. More than 700 local residents brought old financial documents and other confidential paperwork to be securely destroyed by Shred-IT, which provided shredding trucks on-site for the CU’s annual Shred-a-Thon event.
BECU, Tukwila, Wash., partnered with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce for Lemonade Day to celebrate youth entrepreneurship.
Pelican State celebrates
To spread the word about the grand opening of its new branch in Prairieville, La., Baton Rouge-based Pelican State CU gave away $20 in free gas to the first 200 cars to visit its Select Employer Group’s gas station, Popingo’s. Pelican also formally celebrated the branch’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments and giveaways.
Mad City Money Girl Scouts
The Minnesota CU Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the River Valley teamed up to provide scouts a chance to participate in Mad City Money, a financial literacy simulation. Some 70 Girl Scouts in grades 6 through 11 participated in the event, which was put on by 30 female volunteers representing 13 CUs and the Minnesota Credit Union Network.
'Reality Store' partnership
TopLine FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., partnered with the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses to create the “Reality Store,” an interactive event for teens. More than 80 students from Park Center High School and Osseo Senior High School completed the exercise, with representatives from TopLine staffing the banking table.
Red Nose for Kids collection
Kellogg Community CU, Battle Creek, Mich., held its third annual Red Nose for Kids collection, raising $1,500 plus gathering food donations for the Food Bank of South Central Michigan to help children from going hungry during the summer.
Financial education recognition
Infinity FCU, Westbrook, Maine, was a first place recipient of the state Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award for launching a financial education program in 2016. Infinity FCU exceeded its goal and saved its members $6 million.
K-State's new digs
In Manhattan, Kan., K-State FCU officially opened the doors to its new, rebranded main office. The CU partnered with La Macchia Group to design and build the new office and update its logo with a modern design and color palette. K-State’s new main office has two levels designed for efficiency, comfort and member engagement.
Telly Award winners
Connex CU, North Haven, Conn., was named a Bronze winner in the nationally recognized Telly Awards. Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards honor the best television, digital and non-broadcast productions in the world.
A+ for effort
A+ FCU, Austin, Texas, awarded $90,000 in scholarship to 45 high school and college students in Central Texas. Each student received $2,000 to help with educational expenses. The 45 winners were selected from more than 800 applicants for their outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.
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