Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Committee Members and Outgoing Board Chair Awarded for Service, Dedication
Last week, members of the Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids Committee (CU4Kids) and the Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) received awards for outstanding service at the ACCELERATE 22 conference at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington.
The Minnesota chapter of Credit Unions for Kids raises funds for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Minnesota CU4Kids has raised over $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1997.
Caitlin Brama of Financial One Credit Union received the award for Minnesota CU4Kids Outstanding Volunteer. Caitlin has served on the committee since 2018 and was elected as co-chair of the CU4Kids committee in 2020, a position which she holds now.
The FSC strives to build credit union brand awareness and strengthen member relationships through its scholarship program. The FSC annual scholarship program is made possible through its annual silent auction.
Joann Ericksen of Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union was named FSC Volunteer of the Year. Joann has served on the Foundation Scholarship Council committee since 2018 and has played a critical role in the success of FSC efforts throughout the pandemic.
“Both the Foundation Scholarship Council and Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids represent the credit union philosophies of cooperation and people helping people,” said Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Andrea Molnau. “Caitlin and Joann have gone above and beyond by devoting their time and talent to ensuring their respective committees exceed their goals. On behalf of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, I would like to thank and congratulate both women.”
Dana Garrett, former Chair of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, was presented a Proclamation of Appreciation along with a Gavel Award in recognition of her time as chair and the leadership she provided the Foundation during the ceremony.
"The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors thanks Dana Garrett for her time and leadership as chair for the last two years and for her service to the board for the last 5 years," said Mark Cummins, President of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation.
For more information the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, the CU4Kids Committee and FSC, visit the Foundation section of the MnCUN website.
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