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WOODBURY, Minn.—The Ideal CU Community Foundation raised a record $16,800 at its fifth annual golf tournament, which was $3,000 more than the previous year. The foundation will use the funds to aid local education, food shelf and community initiatives.

 

AURORA, Ill.—One-hundred seventy high school students from Metea Valley High School learned just how complicated it is to make household budgetary choices when they participated in the recent Mad City Money program facilitated by Great Lakes Credit Union. The program helps young adults learn what it is like to try to budget and manage a real life salary and real life situations. Students were given an occupation along with a salary, family, student loan debt, credit card debt, and cost of medical insurance to create a monthly budget as they visited various merchants and made decisions based on the management of their income.

 

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – TruStone Financial FCU has broken ground on a future branch in Golden Valley that will replace the current location at 6500 Olson Memorial Highway. Chief Executive Officer Tim Bosiacki and Chairman of the Board Tom Alagna turned the first shovel of earth as the board of directors, key credit union stakeholders, general

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.- Teachers Federal Credit Union donated school supplies and $500 to Family & Children’s Association, a not-for-profit agency helping to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities. The check was presented at TFCU headquarters. Separately, TFCU presented a $500 check to the Cleary School for the Deaf.

SONOMA, Calif.-Redwood Credit Union marked the grand opening of its new, expanded branch here with a special grand opening event at which approximately 250 people were in attendance, including local community leaders.

HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y.-- Teachers Federal Credit Union participated with the nonprofit organization KaBOOM!, ABC, Disney VoluntEARs, and community members to build a new playground in Central Islip, New York.

GRANDVILLE, Mich. – A balloon that was part of an event sponsored by First United Credit Union here travelled more than 1,000 miles before landing in Foxcroft, Maine.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Educational Community Credit Union (ECCU) is launching a new financial literacy initiative to educate the residents of West Michigan about credit.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Using a grant from the Minnesota CU Foundation, Catholic United Financial Credit Union has been providing financial education opportunities in the community, including through local churches.

KYLE, Texas– Greater TEXAS FCU held a groundbreaking celebration to commence the construction of its new free-standing, full-service branch here. It marks the first GTFCU branch in Kyle and the 18th location across the state of Texas.