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CU System Briefs (06/19/2013)
  • EWING, N.J. (6/19/13)--The 42,947 members of Credit Union of New Jersey saved more than $3.998 million in 2012, an average savings of $93 per member or $177 per household, said the Ewing, N.J.-based credit union. Loyal high-use households with a deeper relationship with the credit union saved an average $1,122 per household. The numbers are based on statistics from the Credit Union National Association comparing the $332 million asset CUNJ's rates and fees with New Jersey Bank rates and fees related to household balances at the credit union.  The largest savings--$1.79 million--was in home equity/second mortgage loans, with $1.18 million saved in auto loans. "It's in our brand promise to our members, 'We will give you a good deal,'" said President/CEO Andrew L. Jaeger. "Quantifying how CUNJ gives its members a good deal just merely shows that CUNJ stays true to its promise," he added ...
  • ANDOVER, Mass. (6/19/13)--EasCorp President/CEO Jane Melchionda, founder of Credit Unions Kids at Heart, was honored last month with the Community Service Award at The Professional Center for Child Development's (PCCD) Annual Swing into Spring Gala. She received the award for her dedication to helping children and their families, and for Credit Unions Kids at Heart's encouragement of, participation in and financial support of PCCD. Credit Unions Kids at Heart is a group of credit unions that raise funds collectively for programs and services to children receiving treatment at Boston Children's Hospital and their families, as well as other organizations benefitting children ...
  • BOSTON (6/19/13)--
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    Credit Unions Kids At Heart and the Joe Andruzzi Foundation presented a check for $100,000 to Dr. Mark Kieran, director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology at Boston Children's Hospital to support pediatric brain cancer research. The funds were raised at the foundation's annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala, sponsored by Credit Unions Kids at Heart for the fifth year. Andruzzi, an offensive tackle with the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2004, and his wife Jennifer launched the CJ Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at the hospital in honor of a patient there. They established the foundation in 2008, after Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt's lymphoma. Pictured are, from left: Jane Melchionda, CEO of EasCorp and founder of Credit Unions Kids at Heart and foundation board chairman; Sandra L. Fenwick, president and chief operating officer of Boston Children's Hospital; Jennifer and Joe Andruzzi; Dr. Lucy Buckley, pediatric cardiologist at the hospital and foundation board member; Carter Buckley, president of the CJ Buckley Sailing Scholarship Foundation and Andruzzi Foundation board member; and Dr. Kieran. (Photo provided by Credit Unions Kids at Heart) ...
  • ORLANDO, Fla. (6/19/13)--
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    America's Christian CU, a $257 million asset credit union based in Glendora, Calif., was presented the Friend of Adoption Award at the National Council for Adoption Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., in recognition of its dedication and commitment to children and families. ACCU has helped make more than 800 adoptions possible through its financial assistance. Pictured are Mendell L. Thompson, president/CEO of ACCU, and Chuck Johnson, president/CEO of the council. The award goes to "those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of birthparents, adoptive families and hundreds of thousands of children who are waiting to be adopted," Johnson said. (Photo provided by America's Christian CU) ...
  • BALTIMORE, Md. (6/19/13)--Post Office Credit Union of Maryland, based in Baltimore, has named Carol Bradley as president/CEO, the $34 million asset credit union announced Tuesday. Bradley has been with the credit union since October 2007 and served as both controller and Bank Security Act Officer in the past. She has more than 30 years' experience in accounting and she has experience in both the insurance and the financial industries. She also has been a business owner. Chartered in 1929, the credit union is the oldest credit union in Maryland ...


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