Arlington Community Federal Credit Union staff present a $10,000 grant to representatives of the local nonprofit Rebuilding Together-Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church (AFF), which serves low-income homeowners. The grant was part of a nationwide award program from CUSO PSCU payments to be given to a local $412 million nonprofit chosen by the Falls Church, Va.-based credit union. The Arlington community chose Rebuilding Together-AFF based on the two organizations’ shared vision for housing in the Northern Virginia area. The funds will contribute to the general operations of the nonprofit and provide unrestricted funding to the organization.
Left to right, SESLOC Federal Credit Union ($1.2 billion, San Luis Obispo, Calif.) Chairman/CEO and California-Nevada Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction co-chair Geri LaChance; Miracle Child of the event, Mina Longo; and Stanford Federal Credit Union ($3.8 billion, Palo Alto, CA). CEO and Event Co-Chair Joan Opp poses for a photo during the auction. The event, held in person last month at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif., raised a record $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, drew more than 450 participants and was supported by 62 credit unions, business partners and hospitals. . Longo recently underwent kidney surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
The $3.9 billion Jovia Financial Credit Union in Westbury, NY, recently donated $2,500 to the nonprofit Helen Keller Services (HKS) following a fundraising campaign created by Jovia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. The campaign ran from January 4 to 28 and included dress-up days and a raffle to encourage staff to donate. The Jovia DEI committee chose HKS as the recipient of the donation to commemorate the January 4th birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille reading and writing system. HKS helps people who are blind, partially sighted, deafblind and/or have combined hearing and visual loss to live, work and thrive. Pictured, from left to right, Mary Fu, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Jovia, Liz Meade, Associate Executive Director of HKS, Karen Smith, CFO of Jovia, Assistant Vice President of Jovia, Yasser Tatari, Strategist of member knowledge, and Dorothy Mitchell, Jovia Collections Supervisor.
The Security Service Charitable Foundation, the $10.4 billion charitable arm, based in San Antonio, Texas Federal Credit Union Security Service, recently donated $2,500 to Golfers Fore Others (GFO), a home repair and renovation charity in Boerne, Texas. The donation will cover the cost of repairing the floor and installing two mobile homes for families in need. Pictured are Brandy Ralston-Lint (center), SVP of Corporate Communications Security, and left to right, GFO members Les Huffman, Fred Martin, Tom Fuchs, Chris Buckingham, Bob Dibble, Rich McCormick and Bruce Goodwyn.
The $3.9 billion, Philadelphia-based American Heritage Credit Union recently partnered with the National Ukrainian Women’s League of America, Inc. (UNWLA) to collect donations for civilians in Ukraine who have been displaced or injured due to recent events. American Heritage associates collected thousands of high-demand items during a two-week drive, including first aid supplies, outerwear, non-perishable food, toiletries, diapers , as well as formula and food. UNWLA shipped the items directly to organizations and families in Eastern Europe. American Heritage President and CEO Bruce K. Foulke also recently made a humanitarian visit to Poland, where he helped deliver medical supplies to refugees and met with credit union leaders from Poland and of Ukraine to identify opportunities to provide immediate monetary, logistical and material support. to Ukrainian refugees, as well as longer-term programs to help restore economic development in Ukraine. Pictured, left to right, are American Heritage partners Lauren Greenly, Lawrence Meehan and Kirstin Wilson (standing); and Yuliya Stupen, Laura Goodman and Tom Beck (kneeling).
Black Hills Federal Credit Union ($1.9 billion, Rapid City, SD) recently donated $1,420 to the American Heart Association. As part of the credit union’s Community Action Team (CAT) program, a fundraiser is held annually for the AHA. Run internally by BHFCU staff members, the CAT program was developed in 1996 to provide staff with the opportunity to raise funds and provide resources to causes close to their hearts. Pictured, L-R, Becky Brown with BHFCU, AHA Regional Director Robin Albers and Amber Usera-Morris with BHFCU.
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