Credit unions are a vital part of a community, dedicated to serving members through financial wellness and support. To celebrate the commitment of these community pillars, we selected five credit union partners to identify a charity in their own community to receive a $15,000 donation on Credit Union Day, October 20, 2022.
Read the press release and stay tuned for updates on an upcoming volunteer event in early 2023.
Connex Credit Union and Urban Community Alliance: Felder Jean-Baptiste (New Haven JRB Program Manager); Mardo Bouanga (JRB Program Case Manager); Eric Christmas (Associate Director); John DeBoise (Executive Assistant); Shirley Ellis-West (Executive Director); Lee Dupree (Connex CU Community Development Specialist); Tom Harris (Male Involvement Network Program Manager).
Millbury Federal Credit Union and Millbury Lions Club: Kevin Hayes (SVP/Retail and Operations); Michelle Katz (Executive Assistant/Retail Banking); Joseph F. Barbato (President and CEO); Kevin Plante (President, Millbury Lions Club); Donald Welch (Treasurer, Millbury Lions Club).
St. Mary's Credit Union and Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island: Lisa Kornachuk (CMO, SMCU); Jim Petkewich (EVP and COO); Larissa Thurston (President and CEO); Peg Wheble (Make-A-Wish®, Regional Director, Western and Central Mass); Karen Angers (Member Service Manager); Christine Monteiro (SVP Branch Administrator).
Texoma Community Credit Union and Children's Aid Society of West Texas, Inc.: Ken Thomason (Chief Lending Officer & Executive Vice President, TCCU); Angie Ohmstede (Chief Operations Officer, TCCU); Tara Neal (Chief Human Resources Officer, TCCU); Sheila Catron (Executive Director of Children's Aid Society of West Texas, Inc.); John Buckley (President and CEO, TCCU); Lauren McKechnie (Marketing Director, TCCU); Kate Donovan (Chief Financial Officer, TCCU).
Copper State Credit Union and Arizona Helping Hands: Maureen Noe (President & CEO, Arizona Helping Hands); Gregory Albano (Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Copper State Credit Union); David Skilton (Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Copper State Credit Union).
“We want to thank Connex CU and Elan for the most generous donation in support of our work serving children, youth, families, veterans, and fathers in Greater New Haven. We are delighted to be the recipient and look forward to sharing with you the impact of your donation.”
“Because of this donation, Arizona Helping Hands was able to put together almost 1,500 “Sweet Dreams” kits which will help foster children feel welcome and safe on their first night in a new home. Each kit includes a robe, fuzzy socks, and a pair of new pajamas.”
“This gift from Millbury Credit Union and Elan will go a long way to help the members of our community. As a group, we are determining the best way to distribute these funds to reach as many individuals and families as possible.”
“Make A Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island is so honored to receive this gift and are excited to celebrate Credit Union Day 2022 with St. Mary’s Credit Union and Elan. We appreciate this partnership and support of granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.”
“The kindness and contribution will be of great help this time of year. CASWT has been blessed to care for youth in our community over 100 years, and this gift will help further our mission.”
Elan partners with credit unions through our outsourced credit card program, mortgage solutions, and all-in-one merchant processing platform, talech®. Our dedication to our partners, growth philosophy, and investment in technology has made us a leader in the industry since 1968. Our approach offers expertise while removing costs, reducing risks, and improving the cardmember experience. Learn more about our innovative solutions for consumer and business accounts of all sizes. www.cupartnership.com