Impact is what inspires us

John Owens
General Manager
Elan Credit Card
Making a difference across the country

Elan strives to play a valuable role in helping communities thrive through our partnerships with credit unions around the country. To deepen our dedication to these neighborhoods, we launched the Across the Country Charitable Giving program. Of Elan’s 250+ active credit union partners, 50 have been randomly selected to participate in this exciting initiative to give back to the communities they serve. The program allows each selected credit union to identify a charity of their choice, in their own community, and Elan will donate $12,500 to the designated organization on their behalf.

“Credit unions are a vital resource for their communities, with a mission to serve members and neighbors. We’re proud to launch Across the Country Charitable Giving and help support the positive impact our credit union partners have on their communities,” said Elan’s Credit Card GM, John Owens. "We believe giving back is more important than ever and including our credit union partners was a meaningful component of bringing this project to fruition."

We encourage you to learn more about our credit union partners, their selected organizations, and if you feel so inspired — how to get involved. Connect with us on social and check back for upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.

Selected Credit Unions and Charities



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Making a Difference in Our Communities

Supporting classrooms with supplies for success

During a volunteer event at Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Elan and Gold Coast Federal Credit Union staff surprised the non-profit with an additional $5,000 gift to further their inspiring work. The $17,500 total donation will support the Red Apple Supplies program and will ensure that 53 classrooms are stocked with educational supplies.

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County supports one of the most important parts of a community: public schools. In 2021 alone, their Red Apple Supplies program distributed classroom materials to 193,000 students and 12,000 teachers across 186 public schools in the Palm Beach County School District free of charge.
Providing essential services to low-income community members

Elan is proud to join Wakota Federal Credit Union in supporting Neighbors, Inc. of South St. Paul: a non-profit social-service agency that provides essential services to low-income community members in the Twin Cities area.

Established in 1972, Neighbors, Inc.’s mission is to provide opportunities to thrive by connecting volunteers with people in need. Through their Food Shelf, Clothes Closet, and Emergency Assistance programs, they have consistently worked to keep their community fed, safe, warm and welcomed for 50 years.

At Elan, our partnerships are about more than just the numbers; they’re about people, and the things they care about. That’s why we’re excited to make an impact in our partners’ communities across the country.

Celebrating the diversity of wildlife

Our partner, ACFCU, celebrates the diversity of wildlife across the Texas Panhandle. So, when they brought our attention to the great work being done by Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with them in supporting Wild West’s work.

Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife across the Texas Panhandle, as well as research and education that improves our relationship with wildlife. They care for wildlife across 26 counties, providing top-tier veterinary and rehabilitation care on their five acre Amarillo property. Their dedication to the vibrant Wilderness of Texas has impacted the lives of over 700 animals, and their environments, for the better.

We’re proud to join ACFCU in donating to this organization, and look forward to the many stories about wildlife to come.

About Elan

Elan partners with more than 250 credit unions to grow their business through our outsourced credit card program. Our dedication to our partners, growth philosophy, and investment in evolving technology has made us a leader in the industry since 1968. Our unique partnership solution offers Elan’s expertise and efficiencies while removing costs, reducing risks, and improving the cardmember experience. In a world of rapidly-changing digital technology, increasing compliance burdens, and competing rewards programs, more have turned to Elan to provide a comprehensive, cost-efficient credit card program for consumer and business accounts of all sizes. For more information, visit www.cupartnership.com

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