Monday, November 30, 2015

Community Financial Shares $25k for School Programs

East Middle School faculty and students,
Education Excellence Foundation members and
Community Financial team member, Julie Blaylock.
PLYMOUTH, Mich- To help bolster local education in southeast Michigan, Community Financial CU, announced it has donated funds to a number of school district foundations through the credit union's Community Shares program.

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.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Community Financial Credit Union Renames Mayflower Room in Honor of Margaret Dunning

Community Financial CEO, Bill Lawton, with supervisory
committee and board members.
Plymouth, Mich. – Community Financial Credit Union announced the renaming of its Mayflower
meeting room to the Dunning meeting room to honor the late Margaret Dunning. Members of their board and supervisory committee met in early fall for a small dedication ceremony.

Margaret Dunning, a longtime businesswoman and philanthropist, was known for her commitment to the city of Plymouth and her overall zest for life. She served on the Community Financial Board of Directors for 23 years and was influential in establishing a college scholarship program at the credit union.

“We wanted to honor Margaret’s memory by renaming this room so that people will remember her legacy in the community,” said marketing manager Sarah Cousineau. “Her years of service to the credit union and the city of Plymouth will not be forgotten.” Ms. Dunning is also remembered with a framed photograph and plaque commemorating her dedication to the community.

The credit union awarded ten recipients with Margaret Dunning Scholarships in 2015. These $1,000 college scholarships are granted to students that demonstrate a commitment to helping their communities.

For more information about Community Financial or its annual scholarship program visit www.cfcu.org.

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 55,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at 11 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.
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