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CU System briefs (01/23/2012)
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  • MADISON, Wis. (1/24/12)--People throughout Wisconsin partnered with Madison, Wis.-based Heartland CU to raise more than $25,000 in Heartland's Give Local challenge. The credit union offered a 25% increase for every donation to six local non-profits, up to $1,000 per charity. As the campaign progressed, Heartland raised the bar and increased the match to 50%. It also donated every time someone chose to "Like" Heartland's Facebook pages, which raised another $1,500. The effort helped these local causes:  Gio's Garden, which provides respite to families with special-needs children; Center for Families, which supports Dane County families; Community Groundworks, which connects people to nature and local food at Troy Gardens; InHealth Clinic, which provides free health care for uninsured people; Madison Dental Initiative, which offers free dental care to homeless families and individuals; and Southwest Tech, which supports students with a food pantry, gas cards and scholarships. Shown here are, from left, Robin Marohn, Heartland vice president of marketing/business development, and Lisa Bell of Madison Dental Initiative.  (Photo provided by Heartland CU) …
  • * TROY, N.Y. (1/24/12)--CAP COM FCU donated $30,000 to the Seton Health Foundation Wednesday in support of a prescription drug assistance program for low-income families in the Albany, N.Y., capital region.  The gift--the credit union's second donation to the cause--will support the Rensselaer Cares Prescription Assistance Program, which filled nearly 4,000 prescriptions for uninsured and underinsured people during 2011.   The credit union and its charitable arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, made a similar $30,000 contribution in 2009.  The program helps patients get free or low-cost medication directly from pharmaceutical companies. In 2011, the program enrolled 1,508 new patients and helped them get 3,928 prescriptions with a retail value of more than $2.1 million. Pictured, from left are:   Norman Dascher, executive vice president, Acute Care, and CEO, Samaritan and St. Mary's Hospitals; Paula A. Stopera, president/CEO, CAP COM FCU; and Michael Danieli, director, Seton Health Foundation. (Photo provided by CAP COM FCU) …
  • LANSING, Mich. (1/24/12)--MCUL & Affiliates has selected Steven Schwartz to serve in a newly created position of chief financial officer, announced the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor Jan. 23). Schwartz has spent a decade as vice president of finance for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest chambers of commerce in the nation. There he oversaw the finances of the organization's more than 20,000 members and affiliates as well as a for-profit subsidiary that administers programs to other chambers in the U.S., and a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity.   Earlier he was with Plymouth, Mich.-based Financial One where he provided niche accounting services to nonprofit businesses, and spent four years as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche …
  • MUSKEGO, Wis. (1/24/12)--Corporate Central CU, based in Muskego, Wis., has named Chris Felton as executive vice president, the corporate announced Monday. He will lead all areas focused on the member experience within the corporate, including: member service, correspondent services operations, business development, investment and loan sales, marketing and education, and online system access related to member interaction.  Felton also will be responsible for all existing service partner relationships and securing new partners to deliver innovative and cost-effective service for members.  He will help guide the strategic vision for the corporate by partnering with members to collaborate on initiatives and innovation. He has been with Corporate Central since 1990, when he became the first sales represenat6ive for what was then Wisconsin Corporate Central CU …


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