Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Press Release - 2016 Community Financial Scholarships

2016 Community Financial Credit Union Scholarship winners announced


PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Students from several high schools in northern and southeastern Michigan were honored as the 2016 Community Financial Scholarship award winners recently, continuing the credit union’s commitment to supporting youth and education in local communities.

The scholarships were awarded to 20 students, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Plymouth (CFP) and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). Community Financial’s scholarships are awarded to students who exemplify the credit union’s “People Helping People” philosophy. Students received a $1,000 Ron Carlson Scholarship, a $1,000 George Lawton or Margaret Dunning Memorial scholarship, or a $500 Employees’ Children Scholarship and were honored at a reception May 9, 2016.

George Lawton Memorial Scholarship winners include: Kaleigh Carlone, Anne Patterson, Shannon Kievit, Kayla Ross, Samuel Tufts, Nathan Ewell, Amanda Liddicoat, Stephen Rowley, Allison Rutkowski, Zain Khera, Peter Bruchnak, and Waldo Everett.

Margaret Dunning Scholarship winners include: Samantha Morehouse, Sarah Osen, Cassidy Gordon, Haley Bickhardt, Alaina Ableidinger, and Joshua DeGraw.

Ron Carlson Scholarship winners include: Alan Sun and Nicholas Peck-Dimit.

Employees’ Children Scholarship winners include: Madeleine Burt, Angela Dickinson, Cassandra Kolka, Kevin Kollar, Alexander LaForest, and Trevor Lassaline.

“All of these students are outstanding students and citizens and deserve our applause for their accomplishments,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president and CEO. “We are proud to support their education going forward and look forward to seeing what they accomplish next.”

Community Financial scholarships are part of an annual essay and recommendation-based program. To learn more about the scholarships Community Financial Credit Union offers visit www.cfcu.org/scholarships.

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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Press Release - 2015 Annual Community Report

Community Financial Sets Sights on an Even Better Year


PLYMOUTH, Mich.  Community Financial Credit Union published its Annual Community Report last month and the results aren't surprising. With the word "community" in its name, Community Financial knows its success comes from members and their impact in areas surrounding their branches.

A review of the 2015 involvement in the community is proof of their commitment to helping others, and reveals a trend toward even greater growth in 2016. Community Financial's support of nonprofit organizations, partnerships with surrounding schools and overall "People Helping People" philosophy is what sets them apart from other financial institutions.

"Our volunteer board of directors understands the importance of having healthy communities for our members to live and work in," said Community Financial's CEO Bill Lawton. "They want local consumers and businesses to enjoy sound financial health and for our communities to be enriched through our existence."

Community Financial also places heavy emphasis on the financial education of children across the state of Michigan, from offering scholarships to providing educational opportunities through their student-run credit union program. "It makes me excited as I look forward to student teaching and having my own classroom someday," said Shannon Kievit, a 2015 Community Financial scholarship recipient. It's that type of impact that Community Financial aims to make each and every year.

According to team members at Community Financial, their continued growth is a result of community involvement and strong member loyalty. "The trust that members place in us as their financial institution is what allows us to help them reach their financial goals," said one team member. "Each year we continue to grow alongside our members and that's what makes me proud to be a part of this team!"

To view the report and more information on the impact Community Financial has made on its communities, visit http://communitymattersreport.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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