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SacTown run
San Diego County CU sponsored and participated in the 7th Annual Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In San Diego, proceeds benefitted Rady Children’s Hospital and CHOC Children’s.
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Next stop: reality
Royal CU, Eau Claire, Wis., and the Barron County Financial Coalition partnered to present a financial education program for high school students, Test Drive…Next Stop Reality. Nearly 300 students from 6 high schools participated.
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Millionaire's Club
Student members of the Applications and Research Lab's Academy of Finance Millionaire's Club, which is sponsored by SECU of Maryland, Linthicum, Md., emerged triumphant at the recent Maryland Personal Finance Challenge.
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Exploration day
First Capital FCU, in conjunction with The York County Alliance for Learning, held a Career Exploration Day. More than a dozen sophomores, juniors and seniors from area high schools came to First Capital’s headquarters in York, Pa., for a look inside the financial industry.
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Governor's award
Vermont FCU, Burlington, Vt., received the 2016 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award at the 2017 Worksite Wellness Conference. Ongoing wellness programs at the CU include wellness challenges, onsite chiropractic and massage, and discounted gym memberships.
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Benefiting those who are differently abled
Notre Dame FCU, Notre Dame, Ind., raised more than $8,500 for local non-profit LOGAN Center, whose mission is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CU employees sold green noses, chocolates and wristbands, among other items.
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Helping service members
The Friends of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization facilitated by Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla., donated $35,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society of Pensacola at the 17th Annual Friends of the NMCRS Charity Golf Tournament.
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Fighting women's heart disease
Mission FCU, San Diego, held a two-month fundraising campaign to support the fight against the No. 1 health threat to women: heart disease. The CU raised more than $12,000, proceeds that will benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association San Diego Division.
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Patriots and Paws
Twenty employees of LBS Financial CU, Long Beach, Calif., volunteered at the Patriots and Paws Open House in the City of Orange. Patriots and Paws helps veterans in a number of ways, including helping train rescue animals to be service animals for a veteran.
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Color Run
Suitland, Md.-based Andrews FCU sponsored Geilenkirchen Airman Family Readiness Center’s 5K Color Run/Walk to promote Comprehensive Airman Fitness.
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Advocacy donation
ABNB FCU, Chesapeake, Va., donated $2,260 to the NAFCU/Political Action Committee on behalf of 2016 ABNB employee contribution efforts. The funds were raised through voluntary staff payroll deductions in 2016.
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Glass slipper
In Granite City, Ill., employees of GCS Credit Union raised $1,045 in one month to benefit the Cinderella Affair, a nonprofit organization that helps boys and girls have whatever they need for special events, particularly high school proms and homecomings. For one day the glass slipper is one size fits all and everyone gets to feel like royalty.
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CU's largest-ever donation
Genisys CU, Auburn Hills, Mich., raised $37,748.29 for the 2017 OLHSA Walk for Warmth. The donation is the largest in the CU’s history and will benefit the Emergency Utility Assistance program, assisting Oakland and Livingston county households facing utility shut-off notices.