Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, $530 million charitable arm, Bettendorf, Iowa Ascentra Credit Union, awarded a three-year, $45,000 grant to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois to help fund the continuation of a series of Girl Scout events. ACUF helped fund a program that gives young girls in the Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Muscatine, Iowa areas a chance to become Girl Scouts starting in 2020. Pictured in back row left to right with Girl Scouts. Madison Elementary School in Davenport is staffed by Ascentra CFO Beth Grabin, Ascentra Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Naive, Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois CEO Diana Nelson, Ascentra President/CEO Linda Endree and Girl Scouts Chief Development Officer Shelley Wells Kane.
Black Hills Federal Credit Union ($1.9 billion, Rapid City, SD) recently contributed $50,000 to the Veterans Community Project (VCP) in Sioux Falls, SD to build a tiny home in VCP Village, a Sioux Falls specialty community with 25 tiny houses with on-site services to help homeless veterans return to independent living. As construction begins, BHFCU staff will assist with the construction of a sponsored tiny house. Pictured from left to right are BHFCU Member Services Center Manager Ryan Eidsvog, BHFCU Senior Business Lenders Jay Sokup and Michael Murdy, BHFCU President/CEO Jerry Schmidt, VCP Executive Director Eric Gage, VCP Co-Founder and Vice President of National Expansion Vincent Morales and BHFCU Chief Experience Officer EJ Donaghey.
Participants in the Credit Unions for Kids Northwest Classic golf tournament are eagerly awaiting the start of the tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon on July 11th. A tournament founded 22 years ago by a $15.8 billion foundation in San Jose, California. -based on First Tech Federal Credit Unionraised more than $1.6 million for six regional children’s hospitals in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington as part of the credit union’s annual Children’s Credit Union fundraising campaign and involved First Tech employees and members, business leaders and credit unions throughout the region. .
Members of the Association of Cooperative Credit Unions Massachusetts Credit Union Committee on Social Responsibility present a check for $240,000 to its charitable partner, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, in support of the Bed for Every Child program. Funds were raised at the Stephen Jones Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament hosted by the Committee on June 23 in Northborough, Massachusetts. A Bed for Every Child was launched in 2012 and helps provide beds for children whose families cannot afford to buy one.
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union ($209 million, Waterville, Maine) The 8th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show took place at the Lafleur Airport in Waterville on June 4, raising a record $20,240.66. With the addition of the $10,000 CO-OP Miracle Match, the total raised in 2022 was $30,240.66. New Dimensions hosts the event each year to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP), an affiliate of Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. at Maine Medical Center in Scarborough, Maine. Pictured from left to right are Tammy Poissonnier, Dianna Burgoyne, Randy Schmitz, Sharon Storti, Ryan Pullen and Hannah Fitzgerald of New Dimensions and Grace Yandro of MCCP.
5.5 billion dollars Visions Federal Credit Union in Endwell, N.Y., hosted its fifth annual 4th Road Race at its headquarters on July 4, attracting more than 400 community members; additional runners participated virtually. Visions raised $1,690 during the race to benefit the Southern Tier Community Center in Endicott, New York, a division of The Children’s Home, and made a capital commitment of $50,000 to help fund facility improvements and renovations to the center. Pictured left to right: Wyoming Children’s Home Conference Board Member and Visions staff member Santino Stenta, School Child Care Program member Malia Kundrata, Southern Tier Community Center Director Nicole Post and Visions Community Development Officer Jocelyn Bailey.
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