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  • CHATSWORTH, Calif. (3/23/12)--Autoland Inc., a credit union car buying service, has created a Charitable Grant Program to assist local communities by funding charities supported by its partner credit unions. The Chatsworth, Calif.-based company said credit unions wishing to have a charity considered for a grant should apply, with details on the charity's mission and goals, the specific program or projects the grant would support, and how the project would benefit the local community. Each quarter throughout 2012, Autoland will select a different charity to receive a $1,500-$2,000 grant. Charities may also apply and list the credit unions that support their organization.  The deadline for the first grant is March 30. Funds will be awarded in mid-April. To be eligible, the charity must be a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charity located in California, Oregon, Washington or Nevada …
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    EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (3/23/12)--McGraw-Hill FCU hosted the VOICE Foundation's fifth annual Casino Night on March 9 in Princeton, N.J.  More than 150 attendees participated in a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament , black jack, craps and roulette to help raise $33,470 for local charities, including National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton  and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The VOICE Foundation, the credit union's charitable arm, stands for volunteerism, outreach, involvement, community and education. In the photo, McGraw-Hill FCU President/CEO Shawn Gilfedder (third from right) joins credit union employees during a trophy presentation at the event.   (Photo provided by McGraw-Hill FCU) …
  • SAN ANTONIO (3/23/12)--San Antonio Spurs forward/center Tiago Splitter  (second
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    row, center) brought La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez to life at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, reading in Spanish to fourth-grade students from the Bonham Academy in San Antonio. The class won the grand prize in the High Five Readers Challenge, presented each year by $2.9 billion asset SACU and Magic 105.3.  SACU, the "Official Credit Union of the San Antonio Spurs," has been involved with High Five Readers Challenge for 10 years.  The challenge is extended to all elementary schools in Bexar County to help students in first through fifth grade exercise their minds and imaginations by spending more free time reading. This year 169 classes participated, involving 1,566 students from 13 school districts, six charter schools and 18 private schools. The challenge is part of the National Basketball Association's Read to Achieve Program. (Photo provided by SACU) …


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