Welcome back to another #humanitarianhighlight! Check out these amazing CUs and read more to find out who the Next Five Top Credit Union Finalists are. 😀😄
- Presented $4,643 from the Truliant Financial Education Grant to the Mountain Island Lake Academy in Charlotte. The money is to help the club teach middle school students how to smart fully manage money.
- Made an outstanding $10,000 donation to the Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) Shelter to end their final donation of 2018. With this money, the FOHA shelter plan to create a new exercise space so the animals can run and play.
Michigan First CU
- #HockeyFightsCancer night against the Grand Rapids Griffins was a success. With the help of people who attended, Michigan First CU was able to raise and donate $12,300 to the American Cancer Society.
Central Missouri Community CU
- Made a wonderful donation of $5,829 to the Survival Adult Abuse Center. The funds donated will help provide shelter and services to clients, transportation assistance, assist in shelter repairs and a helping aide in fighting domestic and sexual violence.
Public Service CU
- Employees from Public Service CU raised money all year to give it all away during their 12 Days of Giving which targeted both random and planned gestures. With teams from different locations, each team raised $1,000 which then donated the money in various ways. Some ways of donations included:
Meeting with the Romulus firefighters to give them lunch.
- Supplying schools in Downriver school supplies.
- Going above and beyond to help supply different gifts to the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor.
- Care packages and the most important meal of the day (BREAKFAST) was sent over to the nursing home.
- Finding an outstanding way to surprise people with money.
- Not only do people need help, but so do the animals. Local animal shelters were also given money to help with costs and supplies for the animals.
Forest Area FCU
- Hosted their 10th annual food drive to help support local pantries. They raised a total of $18,082.46 which exceed their funding goals. The money will be going towards low income individuals and families in need.
Hawaii State FCU
- Granted $40,000 in grants to the wonderful Hawaii teachers, which amazingly doubled the grant annual salary from last year.
First Capital FCU
- Presented a $6,750.00 check to the United Way of York County’s Bob Bentley. With finding out many different ways to help raise money, the whole First Capital FCU team did a tremendous job in helping out.
The top Five Finalists for the 2018 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge are:
- Blaine Bartholomew, Unitus Community Credit Union, Portland, Oregon, United States
- Lynette Cupps, MAX Credit Union, Montgomery, Alabama, United States
- Clark Duncan, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, Kentucky, United States
- Jodi Maus, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Melrose, Minnesota, United States
- Emily Strybosch, Libro Credit Union, London, Ontario, Canada