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Bronco feeds those in need
Bronco FCU, Franklin, Va., held its 4th annual collection drive for Franklin Cooperative Ministries, collecting more than 7,000 lbs. of food, or more than 16,600 meals, for the local residents of Franklin and Southampton.
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Foundation debuts
Y-12 FCU, Oak Ridge, Tenn., announced the launch of its new 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, Y12 FCU Gives Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s first two grants went to the American Cancer Society for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer fundraiser and Harbours Gate.
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HQ renamed
In New York City, The Finest FCU held a dedication ceremony marking the renaming of its main office to be Steven D. McDonald Memorial Headquarters. McDonald was paralyzed by a shooter in 1986 – and famously forgave the teenage gunman. McDonald died earlier this year.
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Outstanding scholars
In Frankfort, Ky., Commonwealth CU’s Scholarship Committee selected four outstanding high school graduates to receive $1,000 scholarships.
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Relay for Life donation
For the second year in a row, Hawaii Community FCU, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, exceeded its fundraising goals, making a $10,135 donation to the 2017 Relay for Life of Kona, a non-profit fundraising initiative of the American Cancer Society. The CU sold Punalu`u Sweet Bread, Relay for Life ribbons, chocolate bars and more.
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Domestic violence shelter donation
New Horizons CU, Mobile, Ala., donated $200 plus boxes of needed supplies to Penelope House, representing one month of fundraising efforts that included jeans days and member donations. Penelope House provides refuge for victims of domestic violence and their children when their lives are in imminent danger.
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Sioux Falls opens its sixth branch
Sioux Falls FCU, Sioux Falls, S.D., celebrated the opening of its sixth branch, on South Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls. It features an innovative space featuring a Welcome Center, Transaction Center and Relationship Center.
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Golf tourney nets big donation
Scott CU, Edwardsville, Ill., raised $35,309 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis at the CU’s 11th annual golf tournament. Scott CU has held the tournament each year since 2007, raising more than $200,000 for the United Way. Separately, Scott CU donated $500 to sponsor FFA Fun Night at this year’s Monroe County Fair.
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PSECU Chips In
PSECU, Harrisburg, Pa., held its inaugural PSECU Chips In Golf Outing, which raised $17,311.10 to benefit the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
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Make-A-Wish donation
One CU, Springfield, Vt., donated $4,200 to Make-A-Wish Vermont. It was One CU’s first fundraising campaign for Make-A-Wish.
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Honoring athletes
La Capitol FCU, Baton Rouge, La., was the title sponsor of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s 2017 Welcome Reception. This was La Capitol’s 11th consecutive year of sponsoring the Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremonies, making it the longest continuous sponsor of the event.
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Cruisin' for a Cure Car Show
New Dimensions FCU, Waterville, Maine, hosted its 4th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show. The annual fundraiser benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. This year’s event raised $8,071.64, and Co-Op Financial Services donated an additional $3,960.67, bringing the total amount to $12,032.31.
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Jet Ski raffle
In Denton, Texas, DATCU Credit Union, working with United Way of Denton, raised $16,719 via a Jet Ski raffle. Net proceeds will be used to help United Way of Denton in its support of 20 partner agencies focused on making lives better for people residing in Denton County.
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A hero among us
Hanscom FCU, Hanscom AFB, Mass., honored 91-year-old WW II U.S. Army veteran Mike Kaminsky at a Lowell Spinners game. Kaminsky is the latest Hanscom FCU Heroes Among Us program honoree. The CU makes regular outreach to veterans.
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More scholarships awarded
Summit CU, Madison, Wis., awarded its 2017 Credit Union Movement Scholarships: $1,500 to Stephanie Wallen of Waunakee and $1,000 to Jessica Wolenec of Madison. Each year Summit gives more than $20,000 in scholarships to area students.

Vermont FCU, Burlington, Vt., awarded four, $2,000 scholarships in 2017: two to graduating high school seniors and two to students currently enrolled in higher education.

CFE FCU, Lake Mary, Fla., launched its inaugural Joseph A. Melbourne, Jr. Scholarship Program. CFE awarded six student members with the first of four years’ worth of academic scholarship monies. Each student will receive $10,000 in total, to be distributed incrementally over the duration of his/her post-secondary educational program of choice.