CoVantage Cares Foundation Pledges $125,000 in Matching Funds
For Antigo Times
CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced the kickoff of their annual 2-week fundraising campaign. The event will begin Tuesday, November 27, which has become known nationally as “Giving Tuesday,” and will end on December 11. Funds generated will be matched with up to $125,000 in contributions from CoVantage Cares Foundation, a public charity established by CoVantage Credit Union. Local non-profit organizations to receive funding from this year’s campaign were selected by CoVantage staff and are located throughout several communities served by CoVantage Credit Union.
CoVantage Cares Foundation was established as a way to provide financial support to organizations that serve individuals, especially those experiencing significant financial challenge, and organizations that work to enhance quality of life in communities served by CoVantage Credit Union. According to CoVantage CEO Charlie Zanayed, “I’m grateful to say our credit union has a history of supporting local non-profit organizations and living our mission of helping those in need. Because our members, staff, and community members have made our Giving 2day campaigns such a huge success the past two years, we wanted to continue our public fundraising effort in 2018 with a much larger match by the CoVantage Cares Foundation. We believe the communities we serve have the potential to raise enough money to match the Foundation’s $125,000 grant and as a result we anticipate being able to provide resources that will benefit thousands of local people served by receiving organizations. Please join us by making a Giving 2sday contribution between November 27 and December 11 at any CoVantage branch. CoVantage members can also make online donations through MyCoVantage.”
Charities selected to receive funding from the third annual Giving 2sday initiative and their sponsoring CoVantage branches include: United Way of Langlade County (Antigo); Look Good, Feel Better Program (Elcho); Crandon Police Department K9 Unit (Crandon); KIN Youth Program (Rhinelander); Wolf River Habitat for Humanity (Shawano); Catholic Charities (Wausau, Weston, Rib Mountain, Rothschild); Interfaith Food Pantry (Stevens Point); Crystal Theatre (Crystal Falls, MI); Iron Amateur Hockey Association (Iron River, MI); and Love Lights Tree Program (Menominee, MI).
For more information about CoVantage Cares Foundation or the Giving Tuesday campaign, go to www.covantagecu.org/cares
CoVantage Credit Union, with headquarters in Antigo, Wisconsin, has $1.6 billion in assets and serves over 105,000 members across all of their locations. Founded in 1953, the financial cooperative serves members living or working in 18 counties in Wisconsin and three counties in the U.P. of Michigan.