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CU reps show their colors
Employees of Greater Eastern CU, Johnson City, Tenn., showed their colors as they ran to raise money for local charities in the 2017 Tri Cities Color Vibe.
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$50,000 over five years
Black Hills FCU, Rapid City, S.D., gave a commitment of $50,000 over five years to Rural America Initiatives, a non-profit organization serving Native American families in Rapid City. The funds will go to RAI’s capital campaign to replace the 20-year-old, worn-out and fully depreciated Head Start and Early Head Start buildings.
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Firefly scholarships
Firefly CU, Burnsville, Minn., said two of its members were selected as winners of the Minnesota CU Foundation Scholarship Council’s 2017 scholarships. Out of nearly 600 applicants from credit unions across the state, Anne Kopas was awarded $1,000 and William Lopno was awarded $500 for higher education expenses.
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Enterprising lender
Henrico FCU, Henrico, Va., earned the Enterprise Car Sales Bronze Award (Virginia Group) for used car sales volume in fiscal year 2016. The CU originated more than $250,000 in loans specific to Enterprise Used Car Sales.
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What a performance!
San Diego County CU said Patrick Garcia of Scripps Ranch High School was named the Best Local Theatre Teacher at the Ben Vereen Awards. A total of 18 teachers were nominated and nearly 1,500 votes were submitted via the credit union's Facebook page.
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TTCU's scholarships
Arlington-based Texas Trust CU awarded $8,000 in college scholarships to two Mansfield ISD graduating seniors, one from Mansfield High School and the other from Lake Ridge HS.
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Supporting the Women's Resource Center
Member One FCU, Roanoke, Va., donated $1,000 to the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley to support its mission of providing programs and services in the community. The donation was a result of Member One’s quarterly Denim Days for Charities, during which employees donate money in exchange for wearing jeans on a specific day.
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Golf tournament helps fight cancer
Heritage Trust FCU, Summerville, S.C., hosted its 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year’s tournament raised $17,000 and was dedicated to a 30-year employee of Heritage Trust who had recently lost her battle to cancer.
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'Fun Cash' award
In Fremont, Mich., John Buckley, president and CEO of Gerber FCU, awarded longtime credit union member Marilyn Huismann (right) with $100 in Fremont Fun Cash as a drawing prize following the Annual Business Expo hosted by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Foundation donation
In Anchorage, the Alaska USA Foundation donated $75,000 to five local military and youth programs: the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, Stand Down Inc., Great Alaska Council in support of Boy Scouts of America, Alaska Legal Services and Camp Fire Alaska.
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Teen investment scholarships
Earthmover CU, Oswego, Ill., awarded Teen Investment Program college scholarships totaling $4,000 to four local high school students. The tiered scholarships were $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 each for third place and fourth place.