|East Middle School faculty and students, |
Education Excellence Foundation members and
Community Financial team member, Julie Blaylock.
Community Shares, founded by the credit union in 1999 to serve communities in southeast and northern Michigan, facilitates donations to school projects, functions and foundations.
The credit union has made $25,500 in donations spread among eight school districts in 2015. Included in this donation were dollars to help fund grants through the Plymouth-Canton Educational Excellence Foundation, including East Middle School’s music program.
"Our local schools are the backbone of strong communities here in Michigan, and so we feel it is important to give back to the communities that have been so good to us," said Community Financial community relations manager Natalie McLaughlin. "We know that funding for our school districts is a constant challenge, so we're happy to help support educational needs wherever we can."
Working with school districts to identify programs in need of financial support, Community Financial also made donations to the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation, the Northville Educational Foundation and the Novi Education Foundation, as well as several school districts in northern Michigan.
About Community Financial Credit Union
Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, membership in Community Financial Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in 23 Michigan counties. With more than 60,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at eleven branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more complete membership information, visit www.cfcu.org or call (877) 937-2328.