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Connecticut governor notes CUs food program support
MERIDEN, Conn. (10/23/08)--The Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation and Connecticut credit unions, donated more than $58,700 to the Connecticut Governor’s Care and Share Program, which aims to provide $100,000 to Hartford FoodShare and the Connecticut Food Bank. The food banks held an acceptance ceremony at Hartford’s Bloomfield warehouse facility Friday. Nearly 45 individuals attended, including representatives of the food banks, the governor’s office, the media and credit unions.
From left, Gloria J. McAdam, president/CEO, FoodShare; Nancy L. Carrington, executive director, Connecticut Food Bank; Kelly R. Fuhlbrigge, vice president, government relations, Credit Union League of Connecticut; Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell; Anthony L. Emerson, league president/CEO; Robert L. Aresti, president/CEO, 360 FCU, Windsor Locks; Francis R. N. Proto, president/CEO, Dutch Point CU, Wethersfield; and Mary Ann Pollaro, executive director, Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation. (Photo provided by the Credit Union League of Connecticut)
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who designated state funds of $25,000 to each food bank to kick off the program, thanked the contributors for helping surpass the $150,000 goal. Rell singled out the foundation, which contributed $50,000, and credit unions, whose contribution exceeded $8,600, as first to meet the challenge that she initiated back in August 2008. “Credit unions are traditionally touted as ‘people helping people,’” Anthony L. Emerson, president/CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, said in addressing the group. “As financial institutions, we have had a unique insight and understanding as to how hard-hitting our current economy is to families, and we recognize the many challenges all are facing now and will continue to face over the winter and beyond,” he said. Fourteen credit unions contributed to the program.


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