Humanitarian Highlight 4.8.21
For this week's Humanitarian Highlight, we want to look at leadership within the CU Community. Is your credit union a stand-out when it comes to charity and community? Then hit us up on social media and let's help get the word out on your good works!!
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has had a longtime commitment to helping their community. One of those commitments has been helping the United Way of Anchorage. United Way of Anchorage needed to find a new space to call home and so reached out to the community for assistance. Alaska USA stepped up and offered a new space for them to call theirs. Along with the office space, Alaska USA FCU also presented the organization with a $42,000 donation.
Due to COVID, many fundraisers and events had to be canceled, including Members Choice Charity Golf Tournament. Their team still banned together and came up with a plan to donate to two local charities. They were the American Legion Post #40 Veterans Emergency Relief, and ThinkBIG. Members Choice held a BBQ, basket raffles, and its first-ever food truck. They were able to collect and donate a total of $7,000 to their chosen charities.
PSE Credit Union announced that they will be sponsoring the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee, taking place the first two weeks of April. The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee is a nationwide financial literacy challenge for high school students. The literacy Bee provides an opportunity for students to learn the critical importance of saving and budgeting for short-term and long-term goals.
SECU Foundation is working with the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) and the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA) to help increase leadership among school principals through a new initiative called the Distinguished Practitioners Network (DPN). Virtually, DPN will provide leadership development sessions to principals in high-needs schools addressing concerns highlighted by COVID-19. The $80,000 grant from SECU will help fund this new initiative.
Early this year Trumark Financial created a Concern for Community initiative to support the local organizations during the pandemic. Every month the credit union chooses an organization to receive the resources needed. This month, the credit union donated baskets of cleaning supplies to five local organizations that offer support services for individuals transiting in different periods of their lives.
Advantage credit union donated $924 to the Newton Athletic Booster Club. The credit union donated $1 for every point scored during a Newton boys and girls varsity basketball home game.
We also wanted to bring up how we are participating in this year's Credit Union SACTOWN Virtual 5k. The event starts April 10th and ends on the 20th, if you have not signed up now you have until the 19th as a last chance entry date. They are allowing participants to do more than just running, so that's great for those of us who tend to avoid running. Be sure to check out the Sacramento Running Association and remember that 100% of the funds go to benefit the Children Miracle Network Hospitals in California and Nevada. Thank you to the California Credit Union League and the Nevada Credit Union League for all you do as well!
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! Please check out last week's, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598.
On a final note, we have started a new feature, the Credit Union Roundup, and we hope you return tomorrow to see what is going on in the Credit Union community.