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CU System briefs

October 21, 2015

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (10/21/15)--Wright-Patt CU (WPCU) has pledged to raise $200,000 during 2015-2016 through its new Sunshine Community Fund Charter, established to formalize its philanthropic support and commitment to nonprofit community organizations and programs. Each year, two organizations will be identified as Sunshine Fund Champions and will receive funds raised by the Beavercreek, Ohio-based credit union’s partner-employees, vendors and business partners. The two organizations chosen for the current campaign are Crayons to Classrooms, which provides basic school supplies for children at no cost to their teachers, families or schools, and United Rehabilitation Services, which enhances the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and other special needs. The organizations were chosen from more than 130 applications. During the past three years WPCU has raised more than $300,000 to support various organizations, said Tracy Fors, WPCU vice president, marketing and business development …

LOS ANGELES and NOTRE DAME, Ind. (10/21/15)--USC CU, based in Los Angeles, was the winner in its annual $10,000 charity challenge with Notre Dame (Ind.) CU for the third consecutive year (Daily Trojan Oct. 18). The two credit unions celebrated their schools’ football rivalry by committing $5,000 each for the winner-take-all challenge to raise the most credit card applications from Sept. 14 to Oct. 17.   USC CU generated 587 applications and Notre Dame FCU 401 applications. The funds will go to USC CU’s charity choice, Good Neighbors, which funds university-community partnerships to positively influence communities around University Park and Health Sciences campus. If Notre Dame had won, the funds would have gone to the Kelly Cares Foundation to raise breast cancer awareness. University of Southern California’s football team lost to Notre Dame in Saturday’s game …

WALTHAM, Mass. (10/21/15)--W-G FCU, Worchester, Mass., will merge with RTN FCU, Waltham, Mass., effective Nov. 1, the credit unions announced Tuesday. Members of W-G FCU approved the merger Oct. 15. RTN Treasurer/CEO Richard Wright said the merger will “expand RTN’s branch footprint, and expand and diversify our membership base.” Members will continue to be served by familiar staff with a wider offering of financial products and services, including more mortgage and loan products and a larger ATM network.  W-G Treasurer/CEO Deborah Beando also noted the merger will “offer members lower fees, more branch access, and greater convenience with the same individualized attention.” …