Jeanne D'Arc CU, Lowell, Mass., said its sponsorship of a free "Football for You" non-contact football clinic was a "big success," drawing more than 140 youths who were coached by New England Patriots Alumni players. The CU also supported Lowell General Hospital's TeamWalk for Cancer Care.
Charter Oak FCU, Waterford, Conn., awarded $2,000 scholarships to 39 college-bound students. The CU also awarded $25,000 in grants to local organizations.
For the 11th consecutive year, employees from Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md., volunteered to serve as Principal for a Day via a partnership between Prince George's County Public Schools and the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce.
Houston-based First Service CU opened a new branch in nearby Katy, Texas, which it said is part of an "ambitious" growth plan: a target of 47% growth over the next three years.
John Buckley, president/CEO of Gerber FCU, Fremont, Mich., read the Berenstain Bears book "Dollars and Sense" to second grade students at schools in Newaygo County as the CU donated 700 copies of the book to the students. The CU also received a Community Builder Award from United Way of the Lakeshore, and it taught financial literacy at two local high schools.
America's Christian CU, Glendora, Calif., donated $10 to The Vet Hunters Project for every new account opened during Patriot Week, resulting in a check of $1,200.
Carolina Trust FCU, Myrtle Beach, S.C., held a "Wild About Saving" writing contest for youth ages 5-17. Two participants won $100 each and the CU donated $500 to their respective schools. The CU also awarded $1,000 scholarships to two high school seniors.
Coors CU, Golden, Colo., awarded three $2,000 scholarships.
In Lowell, Mass., Align CU senior managers volunteered their time to serve dinner to the children of The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell.
In spring 2015, representatives of Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., volunteered 600 hours in their communities at many different events. The CU also donated $23,596 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and $15,000 to Fort Rucker's Army Emergency Relief Fund.
Georgia United CU, Duluth, Ga., paired National CU Youth Month with a contest and the launch of its new Money Mammals Kids Club program. Three young members won Zoo Atlanta tickets and other prizes.
Global CU, Spokane, Wash., received a First Place Spectrum Award in Public Relations from the Northwest CU Association for its Live Community Billboard Event, featuring local artist Jessie Pierpoint painting a live billboard within a span of 8 hours.
Lake Trust CU, Lansing, Mich., was the major sponsor of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest.
Craig Chamberlin, who is retiring after 30 years as president/CEO of Marine FCU, Jacksonville, N.C., was at the helm of the CU's charity golf tournament for the 21st and final time. All funds raised in 2015 were donated to the Jacksonville USO and Hope for the Warriors.
The Credit Union Foundation MD|DC's first ever "Wine Me Up!" event was a big success, selling out more than 150 bottles of wine. Proceeds will be used to support the Foundation's Training Grant Program.