TopLine Credit Union Foundation - MAPLE GROVE, MINN. (August 9, 2016) - TopLine Credit Union Foundation, a non-profit organization of local member-owned financial cooperative TopLine Federal Credit Union, raised over $16,100 towards a scholarship fund that will help over 20 students with the costs of higher education at a recent benefit event.
The first annual TopLine Credit Union Foundation Benefit took place at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis Wednesday, July 20, with over 90 attendees and 36 sponsors coming together to enjoy lawn bowling on the downtown pub’s rooftop, a raffle and silent auction, all for a great cause — financial grants for education.
TopLine Credit Union Foundation is guided by its mission — to work within the community to build a better tomorrow. It expands community outreach activities by awarding scholarships, providing financial education and counseling for members of all ages, contributing to community charitable organizations and sponsoring other community give-back efforts.
Last year, in its inaugural year, TopLine Credit Union Foundation awarded 16 scholarships totaling $10,000 to recipients pursuing or continuing post-secondary education. In addition, the Foundation has granted new young members of TopLine up to a $25 match on initial deposits made into any new youth savings or checking account to encourage saving and personal finance habits. Last year 223 youth members were awarded the $25 match — representing $5,575 in total matched dollars.
“We are so proud of our members and other foundation supporters for showing up for a great cause — and having a lot of fun at the same time — at our first annual benefit event,” said Vicki Roscoe Erickson, President, TopLine Credit Union Foundation. “TopLine is committed to supporting all members of our local communities — through the financial literacy education we offer for our next generation, and through these scholarships, which will allow our grantees financial peace of mind to focus on their educations. We look forward to future fundraising successes, allowing us to grant many more scholarships over the next year and beyond.”
Scholarship applications are open for 2016, and donations are accepted year round, by contacting Foundation@TopLinecu.com, 763-391-9494 or online at www.TopLinecu.com/Foundation.
TopLine Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is guided by its mission — to work within the community to build a better tomorrow. The Foundation expands community outreach activities by providing financial education and counseling for members of all ages, awarding scholarships, contributing to community charitable organizations and sponsoring other community give-back efforts. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, Federal Tax ID # is 46-4335752. For further information call 1-800-626-1448 or 763-391-9494, email Foundation@TopLinecu.com, stop by any TopLine branch location or write to: 9353 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369.