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Breast cancer awareness
Neighbors CU, Baton Rouge, La., participated in the American Cancer Society’s Real Mean Wear Pink campaign to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. CEO Steve Webb finished as the runner-up in the CU’s area’s campaign by raising $7,040. The original goal was to raise $2,500, and Neighbors nearly tripled that.
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Semi-centennial celebration
Fifty years after its founding on the University of Maine campus, University CU celebrated its semi-centennial anniversary with festivities at its Orono headquarters and branches across the state. The celebration included food, live radio broadcasts, giveaways, and conversations about what UCU has meant to generations of University of Maine System students, alumni, employees, and their families.
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Fire department fundraiser
Quincy CU, Quincy, Mass., partnered with the Quincy Fire Department to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research, selling t-shirts and holding a trivia and raffle event at Cagney’s. All proceeds were donated to the Avon Foundation for Women.
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People's CU lights the night
People’s CU, Middletown, R.I., participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Providence, beginning on the State House Lawn. The People's team consisted of 14 employees and their families. Through donations, a bake sale and a causal for a cause day, People’s was able to donate almost $1,500.
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Food bank donations
Members of Anchorage-based Alaska USA FCU raised $77,900 for food banks in Alaska, Arizona, California and Washington as part of its annual Cash for Cans food drive. The CU, in partnership with the Alaska USA Foundation, collected cash donations at all of its branches.
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Sponsorships
Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., provided an afternoon of food and fun for members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing by sponsoring the Wing’s annual Family Fun Day. Separately, Andrews joined with other organizations to sponsor the SHAPE Anti-Drug and Alcohol Campaign.
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It's magic!
At a local Harry Potter Festival, Fort Community CU, Fort Atkinson, Wis., held a special Buzz Kids Club event titled Witches and Wizards. Young members – and their parents – participated in a potions class, a wand making class, and a financial literacy class with word searches and coloring sheets. The “tuition” to get in the door was a donation to the local Humane Society.
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Genisys expands
Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Genisys CU, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the state of Michigan, celebrated the opening of its new branch in Brandon Township.
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MECU Diabetes Academy launches
MECU of Baltimore stepped up its commitment to employee wellness with the launch of the MECU Diabetes Academy, a series of informational sessions focused on tips for living with and treating diabetes.
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Top workplace honors
Austin-based Greater Texas CU once again was voted a top workplace by credit union employees, marking the 6th year in a row it received the designation from the Austin American-Statesman. The paper conducted surveys of more than 24,000 workers at 151 area employers.
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