- Credit Unions Care Foundation Raising Funds For Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
- Credit Unions Care Foundation Gives Away 2012 Honda Civic; Raises $23,000 Through Car Raffle Fundraiser
- Virginia's Credit Unions Donate $35,000 to State's Food Banks
- New Investment Option Added for Community Investment Fund Collaboration with NCB
- CUs Honored for Community Service, Financial Education Projects
- National Credit Union Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Investing in CUs
- Virginia's Credit Unions Reach 34,355 Students With Financial Education Lessons
- Enterprise Car Sales, CUs Team Up to Raise $11,760 for CMN
- Credit Union-Sponsored Run Raises $9,279 for CMN
- League, Foundation Donate $20,860 to CMN
Foundation Donates $5,000 to CMN Hospitals
Feb. 6, 2013 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia has donated $5,000 to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serving the commonwealth. The Foundation is the charitable arm of Virginia's 180 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions. It was formed in 2009 through the efforts of the Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association for Virginia-based credit unions.
The $5,000 donation was made possible by credit unions' support of a charitable car raffle sponsored by the Foundation last year. The charity car raffle raised $23,000, with the Foundation earmarking a portion of the proceeds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since the raffle concluded last fall around the time of the unfortunate devastation surrounding Superstorm Sandy, the Foundation also gave $5,000 to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts. Remaining proceeds will be distributed through micro community grants throughout the state.
Credit Unions Care Foundation Gives Away 2012 Honda Civic; Raises $23,000 Through Car Raffle Fundraiser
Brad Ellsworth (pictured left), a member of Bronco Federal Credit Union, is the proud winner of a 2012 Honda Civic EX, courtesy of Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, which raffled off the car as a charity fundraiser. Presenting the car is Foundation representative R.B. Martin. Thanks to the support of 42 Virginia-based credit unions, the Foundation Car Raffle raised $23,000, which will be used to support the Foundation's mission and aid the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serving the commonwealth.
October 4, 2012 - Brad Ellsworth, a member of Franklin, Va.-based Bronco Federal Credit Union, is the proud winner of a 2012 Honda Civic EX, courtesy of Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, which raffled off the car as a charity fundraiser.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Virginia's member-owned credit unions. It supports dozens of charitable and community causes, disbursing on average $100,000 each year on behalf of and in partnership with Virginia-based credit unions.
The charity car raffle raised $23,000, a portion of which will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serving the commonwealth, with the remaining funds supporting the Foundation's work in financial education, disaster relief and other community projects.
"I'm still in disbelief," said an ecstatic Brad Ellsworth, winner of the Honda Civic. "I don't have this kind of luck." Ellsworth purchased the winning ticket at a branch of Bronco Federal Credit Union, where he has been a member for about 10 years. "I love the people at Bronco. I'm always happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a great place to bank."
Bronco Federal Credit Union was among the 42 credit unions statewide that aided the Foundation in selling car raffle tickets at credit union branch locations.
The Foundation honored participating credit unions that sold the most tickets each month during the four-month car raffle. Herndon-based Northwest Federal Credit Union sold the greatest number of tickets during July, August and September. Danville-based URW Community Federal Credit Union took top honors in June.
The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia donated $35,000 to the state's food banks during an event on Dec. 7. Pictured (from left): Roger Ball (Call Federal Credit Union and vice chairman of the Credit Unions Care Foundation); Bob Petty (Bronco Federal Credit Union and a member of the Credit Unions Care Foundation board of directors); Leslie Van Horn (Executive Director of Virginia Food Banks); Audrey Bollinger (Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union and treasurer of the Credit Unions Care Foundation); David Miles (Chief Operating Officer for the Foundation); Gerrianne Burks (Northwest Federal Credit Union and Chair of the Credit Unions Care Foundation); and Rick Pillow (President of the Virginia Credit Union League and a Credit Unions Care Foundation board member).
Virginia's Credit Unions Donate $35,000 to State's Food Banks
Virginia-based credit unions have donated $35,000 to aid the state's food banks this holiday season.
The donation was made by the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, a nonprofit dedicated to the charitable, educational and community causes supported by Virginia's member-owned credit unions. The funds will be used by the Federation of Virginia Food Banks to aid its associated food banks all across the Commonwealth.
"This marks the largest single donation the Foundation has made to date, which was made possible by the financial support of Virginia's 190 not-for-profit credit unions," notes Credit Unions Care Foundation Chief Operating Officer David Miles. "We're proud to help our local food banks, which do a wonderful job fighting hunger in our communities. Our hope is that our donation will help our local food banks keep their shelves stocked this holiday season."
Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia Donates $10,000 to Aid State's Food Banks, Salvation Army
The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia has made a $10,000 donation to aid food banks and the Salvation Army this holiday season. Funds are being distributed to all areas of the state thanks to the support of Virginia's not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions, which contribute financially to the Credit Unions Care Foundation.
"The economy has strained our communities and limited resources. Our Foundation has made it possible to help in this time of need by donating a total of $5,000 to food banks across the Commonwealth and $5,000 to support the Salvation Army's work in Virginia," said Gerrianne Burks, president and CEO of Herndon, Virginia-based Northwest Federal Credit Union and chairman of the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia. "Credit unions are proud of our service to our members and our communities, and we know these funds will be put to good use in serving those in need."