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New York Desjardins Award winners announced
ALBANY, N.Y. (10/8/09)--The New York Credit Union Foundation awarded Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards to three New York credit unions. The Desjardins Award recognizes credit unions that demonstrate a significant commitment to youth financial education. Recipients include:
* Clarence Community & Schools FCU, under $35 million in assets; * Buffalo Metropolitan FCU, $35 million to $75 million in assets; and * Teachers FCU, Farmingville, more than $250 million in assets.
Accepting the awards were: Sandra May, assistant manager, Buffalo Metropolitan FCU; Marsha Brauer, manager, Clarence Community & Schools FCU; Frederick Schaefer, board chair, Teachers FCU, and board member Mario Shortino, Teachers FCU. “Now more than ever, it’s essential that our children and youth understand the importance of improving their financial literacy so they are better equipped to work toward a sound financial future,” said Diane LaVigna-Wixted, foundation executive director.
The New York Credit Union Foundation presented Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards to credit unions for their commitment to youth education. Accepting the awards for their credit unions were (left) Sandra May, assistant manager, Buffalo Metropolitan FCU, and Marsha Brauer, manager, Clarence Community and Schools FCU.
 
Board member Mario Shortino (left) and board chairman Frederick Schaefer accepted the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award on behalf of their credit union, Teachers FCU. (Photos provided by the New York Credit Union Foundation
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