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Pa. foundation names new vice chair approves 14 grants
HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/31/08)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation named a new officer and approved 14 grants at the foundation’s summer board meeting July 24.
From left: Dave Ackerman, vice chairman of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation, and Joe Wambach, foundation executive director, accept a contribution from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation. Representatives from Enterprise Car Sales making the presentation are Laura Heintzelman and Lisa Regalski, car sales marketing managers, and Tiffany Walenchok and Kaushika Kansara, group marketing managers. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association)
Dave Ackerman, CEO of USX FCU, Cranberry Township, Pa., was appointed vice chairman of the foundation. Ackerman replaces Bob Marquette, CEO, Members First FCU, Mechanicsburg, who recently completed service on the foundation board (Life is a Highway July 30). Also elected to one-year terms were board Secretary Jim McAneney, CEO, Philadelphia FCU; and board Treasurer George West, director and treasurer, Pennsylvania State Employees CU, Harrisburg. The board also approved 14 grants valued at $54,000. Eleven of the 14 grants went to individual credit unions. Of the other three grants, one went to a consortium of credit unions, one went to the World Council of Credit Unions, and one went to the National Youth Involvement Board to sponsor financial literacy at its annual conference. Of the $54,000 awarded, more than $35,000 went to financial literacy efforts. Four individuals from Enterprise Car Sales, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, attended the meeting to participate in the presentation of a $7,500 contribution to the foundation. The four cited the work of their foundation, which assists community philanthropic endeavors by its Pennsylvania credit union partners. It has provided ongoing support of tsunami and Hurricane Katrina victims.


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