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WFCU Wins Award For Outstanding Charity Work

Friday March 27th, 2015, 10:00am


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Windsor Family Credit Union has been recognized with the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Achievement Award from the Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation.

The award is presented annually to a credit union or company within the co-operative financial system in recognition of their community, charitable or other philanthropic contribution considered to be above average or beyond normal expectations.  The credit union was recognized for their Community Investment Program.

Marty Gillis, WFCU Board Chair noted that over the past five years the program has invested over $5 million back into the community. The Community Investment Program consists of Youth Sponsorships, Initiatives, Charitable Donations, Scholarships, Goods-In-Kind, Volunteerism, Community Rooms, The Community1 Free Chequing Account, The Community Donations Fund and a Multi-Year Giving Program.

Highlights of the program include the credit union became the presenting sponsor of the Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre and Adventure Bay Family Water Park, supporting education, and for donating $500,000 to the University of Windsor’s state-of-the-art Learning Centre in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering.

This past year, as part of the credit union’s holiday season Joy of Giving Program, the ‘200 Ways of Giving’ initiative was introduced. In this new initiative the credit union allocated $10,000 and empowered WFCU staff to use it to donate $50 each to a community organization or group of their choice.

“On behalf of the board of directors at Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation, we congratulate WFCU for all the great work and impact they have within their communities,” said George De La Rosa, OCUCF Board Chair.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, through the Community Investment Program, we [WFCU] are committed to recognizing and investing in the social and economic development of our communities,” shared Martin J. Komsa, WFCU President and Chief Executive Officer. “To be recognized by our peers in the co-operative and credit union system, for a program that positively impacts the community, our members and our staff, is truly an honour.”

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