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Sponsorships and student branches
TruMark Financial CU, Fort Washington, Pa., now is the name sponsor of La Salle University’s basketball arena. Separately, TruMark opened a student branch in Bensalem High School.
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Supporting the Livermore Lab Foundation
Livermore, Calif.-based UNCLE Credit Union was one of the first organizations to support the new Livermore Lab Foundation with an initial donation of $5,000. The LLF is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and creating transformative technologies to enhance human health, safety and quality of life.
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Capitola, Calif.-based Bay FCU’s financial education program achieved two major milestones: reaching 20,717 people through 1,031 workshops and classes.
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Who wants jambalaya?
Baton Rouge, La.-based Neighbors FCU hosted a jambalaya sale that raised $3,370 for Pat’s Coats for Kids. Former Jambalaya Jam champion Chad McCann prepared the jambalaya for the event. This was Neighbors’ 9th year serving as an official sponsor for Pat’s Coats for Kids.
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Golf tourney gives back
Five CUs teamed up to raise more than $39,000 for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital when Baton Rouge Telco FCU, Campus FCU, EFCU Financial CU, Neighbors FCU and Pelican State CU hosted the Baton Rouge Area Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament. The 14th annual tournament, held at the Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge, La., raised $39,763.89. This year boasted record participation with 36 teams registered.
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Making better neighbors
Town & Country FCU, South Portland, Maine, honored the latest Better Neighbor Fund grant winners at a ceremony held at the credit union’s Operations Center in Scarborough. Eight charitable organizations from an original finalist list of 25 nominees were awarded a share of $25,000 from the Better Neighbor Fund: three received $5,000 grants and five received $2,000 grants.
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Philanthropic honors
Pensacola, Fla.-based Pen Air FCU was named the Philanthropic Corporation of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwest Florida Chapter.
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Financial education program launches
To help consumers build their financial knowledge and more effectively manage their money, SECU – Maryland, Linthicum, Md., launched Own Your Money, a free, interactive financial education program.
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Honoring an influential CU leader
Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md., dedicated its building in Rockville, Md., in memory of Rosemary Brinkley. Brinkley was a member of the CU for more than 50 years, and served as a volunteer on the CU’s board of directors for 46 years.
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Align expands
Lowell, Mass.-based Align CU celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Wilmington, Mass., with a ribbon-cutting attended by Align employees and local business owners. The branch, located next to Lucci’s Supermarket, is Align’s seventh location.