Baltimore, MD, October 23, 2017 — The MECU Foundation presented $35,000 to CollegeBound Foundation, nine Baltimore partner schools, and Credit Union for Kids, at a reception on Wednesday, October 18th. The money, raised at the 13th Annual MECU Charity Cup Golf Tournament in September, will be used to purchase school supplies and meet other needs for the young students.
“For more than 80 years, MECU has been committed to giving back to the communities that we serve,” said Herman Williams, Jr., Chairman of MECU’s board of directors.
John Hamilton, MECU President and CEO, added, “The money raised from our annual charity golf tournament helps support several worthy causes in the critical areas of education and youth development, which are key areas for MECU. ”
MECU’s nine partner schools include Arlington Elementary, Cross Country Elementary /Middle School, Ft. Worthington Elementary/Middle School, Graceland Park Elementary/Middle School, Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, Pleasant Plains Elementary School, New Song Elementary/Middle School, Samuel L. Coleridge Elementary School, and Yorkwood Elementary School.
“In partnership with the MECU Foundation, MECU has a vested interest in our Baltimore schools,” said Deborah Sharpe, Board Chair, MECU Foundation. “We are honored to provide financial support to our partner schools as well as organizations like CollegeBound that work extremely hard to move young people forward.””
In its thirteenth year, the MECU Charity Cup Golf Tournament was initiated by the Board of Directors to expand the credit union’s community outreach in Baltimore.
Established in 1936, MECU is Baltimore City’s largest credit union, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. MECU has nine branches throughout the Baltimore area and offers a full range of financial products and services. The credit union also provides access to over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000 shared branches nationwide through the CO-OP network. For 37 years straight, MECU has distinguished itself in the Baltimore community by returning more than $81 million in profits to its members as part of a cash bonus program that rewards members for choosing MECU. Membership with MECU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Baltimore City.