CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced the kickoff of their annual two-week fundraising campaign. The event will begin Tuesday, November 29, which has become known nationally as “Giving Tuesday,” and will end on December 13. Funds generated will be matched with up to $175,000 in contributions from CoVantage Cares Foundation, a public charity established by CoVantage Credit Union. Local non-profit organizations to receive funding from this year’s campaign were selected by CoVantage staff and are located throughout the communities served by CoVantage Credit Union. In Shawano, the selected non-profit organization is Forget Me Not Fund, Inc.
CoVantage Cares Foundation was established as a way to provide financial support to organizations that serve individuals, especially those experiencing significant financial challenge, and organizations that work to enhance the quality of life in communities served by CoVantage Credit Union. According to CoVantage CEO Charlie Zanayed, “CoVantage Credit Union has a history of supporting local non-profit organizations and living our mission of helping those in need. With this CoVantage Cares Foundation campaign and matching funds opportunity, we anticipate being able to help thousands of local families and individuals served by the 12 receiving organizations. Please join me by making a Giving Tuesday contribution between November 29 and December 13 at any CoVantage branch or through our mobile app if you are an existing CoVantage Credit Union member. From the bottom of my heart thank you for your support.”
Individuals and businesses do not have to be CoVantage members to donate. Those interested in giving to the campaign can mail a check made payable to CoVantage Cares Foundation, PO Box 107, Antigo, WI 54409; or drop off a check or cash to any CoVantage location. In addition, CoVantage members can make an online donation through MyCoVantage digital banking or mobile app. Charities selected to receive funding from the seventh annual Giving Tuesday initiative and their sponsoring CoVantage branches include: AVAIL (Antigo); Achieve Center (Wausau, Rib Mountain, Weston, Rothschild); Elcho Fire and Rescue (Elcho); Crandon Area Community Foundation (Crandon); Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing-Frederick Place (Rhinelander); Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin (Appleton, Neenah, Menasha); Forget Me Not Fund (Shawano); Friends of Emerson Park (Stevens Point & Plover); Paul’s Pantry (Suamico); DAR Boys & Girls Club (Menominee, MI); Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp (Crystal Falls, MI); and West Iron County Volunteer Fire Department (Iron River, MI). For more information about CoVantage Cares Foundation or the Giving Tuesday campaign, go to www.covantagecu.org/givingtuesday CoVantage Cares Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide funds to non-profit organizations that provide assistance to individuals, especially those experiencing significant financial challenge, and to non-profit organizations working to enhance the quality of life of residents living in the communities served by CoVantage Credit Union. Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has contributed nearly $2.3 million in grant funds to provide for food, shelter, and safety needs of area residents; and have improved the quality of life and long-term viability of our local communities. CoVantage Credit Union is a purpose-driven organization with a mission to welcome all regardless of wealth, providing outstanding value and exceptional service, work with members experiencing financial challenge, and remaining financially strong. Headquartered in Antigo, Wisconsin, the credit union has $2.9 billion in assets and serves over 150,000 members across all of their locations. Founded in 1953, the financial cooperative serves members living or working in 30 counties in Wisconsin and three counties in the U.P. of Michigan.
###For Additional Information Contact: Morgan Swanson, Foundation Director, 715-627-4336, ext 5324
Giving Tuesday Display at Shawano’s CoVantage Credit Union (911 East Green Bay Street)