(PLYMOUTH, Minn.) – TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union employees recently raised $724 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The TruStone Financial Foundation matched these funds dollar-for-dollar for a total donation of nearly $1,500 to JDRF.
The donated funds were raised at TruStone Financial’s monthly Charity Casual Day, an employee-driven initiative in which employees can wear jeans on a designated Friday in exchange for a charitable contribution. The TruStone Financial Foundation then matches the amount raised through employee contributions. Together, TruStone Financial employees and the TruStone Financial Foundation raised almost $25,000 for charities in 2017.
JDRF is a leading organization worldwide in the fight against type 1 diabetes research. With a mission to find breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its lasting complications, JDRF has driven research and global awareness of the autoimmune disease.
TruStone Financial’s Compliance Officer, Sue Edin, has first-hand experience of the life-changing work JDRF does to support those with type 1 diabetes and inspired the credit union to donate to JDRF for February’s Charity Casual Day. “Type 1 diabetes affects millions of families – families just like mine. I’m thankful to my colleagues at the credit union for supporting a cause so near and dear to my family.”
“We are grateful for TruStone Financial’s support of JDRF,” commented Kris van Osnabrugge, Associate Executive Director of JDRF. “The money raised by TruStone Financial funds our research and is making an impact on the lives touched by type 1 diabetes.”
Staff Development Manager and Charity Casual coordinator Taylor Ritchie noted, “It’s staggering how many of our own credit union employees reached out to say how they have been affected by type 1 diabetes within their own family and friends circles. It’s gratifying to know our employees support one another for causes that are close to them.”
TruStone Financial employees and the TruStone Financial Foundation will continue to host Charity Casual Days throughout 2018 to support causes that resonate with credit union staff and their communities.
About the TruStone Financial Foundation
The TruStone Financial Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 by TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union to support financial education and programs through scholarship and outreach.
About TruStone Financial
TruStone Financial is a growing credit union in the Midwest with assets of $1.27 billion. There are 14 branches across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The credit union is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. For more information and full membership criteria, visit TruStoneFinancial.org.
About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Their mission is to create a world without type 1 diabetes by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications. To learn more, visit www.jdrf.org.