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* DALLAS (8/11/09)--Texans CU, based in Richardson, Texas, helped raise $135,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through its Texans CU Swing for a Cure golf tournament in Plano. Former Dallas Cowboy Cliff Harris, right, shown with Texans CU Chief Operating Officer Greg Gallant, hosted the tournament. Harris was joined by local celebrities Mike Modano, Rudy Gatlin, Pat Green, Rocket Ismail, Toby Peterson and Everson Walls. Texans was the title sponsor, supported by Dr Pepper, Snapple Group, Texas Western Hospitality, Andrews Distributing, Brazos Gas Co. and Lockheed Martin. (Photo provided by Texans CU) … * LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (8/11/09)--Gwinnett FCU and Aurora Theatre have
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expanded their partnership with a five-year $125,000 pledge and season sponsorship from the credit union. The theatre will name its studio theatre the Gwinnett FCU Studio in honor of the $119 million asset, Lawrenceville-based credit union. Their partnership began a year ago when the credit union sponsored the drama, "Dracula." At the check presentation are, from left: Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre producing artistic director; Marshall Boutwell, president/CEO of Gwinnett Federal; Ann-Carol Pence, Aurora Theatre associate producer; and Katie Sweeney, Gwinnett Federal assistant vice president of business development. (Photo provided by Gwinnett FCU) … * ALBANY, N.Y. (8/11/09)--Miles Kucera, former founder and board director of Suffolk FCU in Medford, N.Y., and who was killed last week in a car crash, was also former chair of the Credit Union Association of New York, said the association Monday. Kucera began the credit union from the trunk of his car more than 40 years ago. He served on the association's board from 1986 to 2000 and as its chair from 1995 to 1997. He was inducted into the association's Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2007, the credit union's new headquarters was dedicated in Kucera's name. His death was reported in Monday's News Now


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