Here’s how much Association chapters donated in September

From left, John Feal, director & founder of the FealGood Foundation; Eric Oterson, Long Island Chapter treasurer (Jovia Financial Credit Union); Michelle Traynor, Long Island Chapter vice president (Bethapge FCU); Jennifer Gunn, Long Island Chapter president (Teachers FCU); and Matthew Schettino, Long Island Chapter director (Suffolk FCU). Not pictured is Patricia Daley, Long Island Chapter secretary (Ocean Financial FCU), who also helped facilitate the event.

Several New York Credit Union Association chapters have raised funds for a variety of charitable organizations in recent weeks. Association chapters play an important role in promoting cooperation among credit unions at the local level, and frequently utilize their gatherings and events as a way to further the credit union mission of “people helping people.”

The Central New York golf outing on Sept. 14 raised more than $5,000, which will go toward scholarships and professional development grants, said Kaleb Wilson, financial center manager at AmeriCU Credit Union.

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Long Island chapter’s 30th annual golf outing on Sept. 13 raised $35,000 for the FealGood Foundation, which assists emergency personnel who have been injured or face serious injury in the course of their everyday duties, according to Laura Racioppi of Suffolk FCU.

According to Alycia Schick, community relations coordinator at GPO FCU, the Utica/Rome chapter’s barbecue raffle raised $230, while proceeds from the golf outing raised proceeds of $6,800, which was donated to:

  • ICAN;
  • American Red Cross;
  • Utica Rescue Mission;
  • Feed Our Vets;
  • New York Credit Union Foundation;
  • Hope House;
  • On Point for College, Inc.;
  • Slocum Dickson Education Institute; and
  • the Utica Zoo.

Additionally, the Southern Tier chapter’s golf tournament on Aug. 11 raised funds to benefit benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Upcoming, the Westchester-Rockland & Catskill-Hudson Chapters’ Golf Tournament on Oct. 18, which will benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and the New York Credit Union Foundation.

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