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CU System briefs (10/20/2008)
* FORT WORTH, Texas (10/21/08)--Students at Washington Heights Elementary School saved $21,000 at their in-school Unity One CU branch in Mapsco, Texas, during the 2007-2008 school year (Targeted News Service Oct. 8). Unity One is an adopt-a-school partner for Washington Heights, and serves pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students at the in-school branch ... * BURNSVILLE, Minn. (10/21/08)--US FCU, Burnsville, Minn., has launched its Minneapolis Community and Technical College cinema scholarship program. Students vied for production excellence awards by submitting their projects in film, video, screenwriting, sound arts, media production and digital photography categories. The credit union recently honored 12 finalists and six winners. Production Excellence Award recipients also received $1,000 scholarships. From left are US FCU Chief Administration Officer David Hutchins and Tyler Jensen, ‘best film’ winner. (Photo provided by US FCU) ... * SAN ANTONIO (10/21/08)--San Antonio FCU (SACU) raised $184,892 for the United Way in 2008--a record-breaking donation. The credit union’s 670-plus employees recorded 100% participation. “Having 100% voluntary employee participation three years in a row is really living SACU’s ‘people helping people’ philosophy,” said Jeff Farver, SACU president/CEO ... * HARRISBURG, Pa. (10/21/08)--Brad Stewart, senior vice president and chief investment officer for Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU, spoke at the Beaver Valley of Credit Unions meeting Oct. 8 (Life is a Highway Oct. 10). The credit crunch is not as bad as reported by the media, he said. “Unemployment is at 6%; however, no one mentions the 94% of people who are working,” Stewart said ...


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