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Great Lakes
Staff from Great Lakes CU, Bannockburn, Ill., performed the latest random act of kindness for the community: visiting Ultimate Car Wash & Detailing in Antioch, Ill., and surprising 16 patrons with free washes compliments of GLCU.
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Dakotas
The CU Association of the Dakotas held a golf tournament for charity at the Prairie West Golf Course. There were 60 golfers spread among 15 teams, and with CO-OP Financial Services matching the amount raised by the tournament, the total donation was $7,000. The funds will be shared by Sanford Children’s Hospitals in Fargo and Sioux Falls, and Rapid City Regional Hospital.
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UVA
For the sixth time since 2009, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognized Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Community CU’s success in supporting small businesses by naming it the Top Credit Union in the Richmond District for fiscal year 2015.
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Alaska USA
In Anchorage, the Alaska USA Foundation donated $5,000 to the Great Alaska Council in support of Boy Scouts of America and $5,000 to the Matt Griffin YMCA of South King County.
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Michigan Community
Michigan Community CU, Jackson, Mich., has been celebrating its 80th anniversary throughout 2016, including holding Prize Patrol Days once a month with a top prize of $500 for a lucky member.
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Security Service
The Charitable Foundation for Security Service FCU, San Antonio, made a $2,500 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak for military mentoring programs, and $2,500 to the Children’s Fund of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hidalgo County.
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Engraving Printing
A member of Engraving and Printing FCU, Washington, D.C., submitted an essay to the CU Foundation of MD & DC and won 3 scholarships.
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Affinity Plus
The Foundation for Affinity Plus FCU, St. Paul, Minn., issued a grant to support the Minnesota Council of Economic Education’s annual Summer Institute for College Readiness. Representatives from the CU spoke to the 50 students on a wide range of topics, including personal finance, saving and investing.
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Orange Countys
For the seventh consecutive year, Santa Ana, Calif.-based Orange County’s CU selected its Youth Scholarship winners. Six exceptional students who achieved academic excellence and dedicated themselves to giving back to their communities received $500 scholarships.
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IC
At its annual meeting, IC FCU, Fitchburg, Mass., awarded five $1,000 scholarships to applicants from the surrounding community.
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