PLYMOUTH, Minn. (Oct. 23, 2019) — In celebration of TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union’s 80th anniversary this year, each of the credit union’s fourteen branches selected a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation from the TruStone Financial Foundation. In all, the Foundation gave $14,000 to organizations across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Its donations helped support causes like fighting hunger, protecting victims of domestic violence and helping special education students transition into adulthood.
“This year marks the 80 year anniversary of the credit union and 10 years since the Foundation’s founding,” said Sam Stern, Chairman of the TruStone Financial Foundation. “The Foundation was pleased to partner with each of the credit union’s branches to help give back to our communities. Supporting our neighbors is the core of TruStone’s mission.”
The TruStone Financial Foundation was founded in 2009 to promote financial education in the community and has grown to support other charitable causes. In 2019, the Foundation awarded $13,000 toward academic scholarships and made donations to non-profits like Junior Achievement. In the past, it has also contributed to organizations like Toys for Tots, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and The American Red Cross.
Below are the organizations that TruStone Financial branches selected to receive a $1,000 donation from the TruStone Financial Foundation:
- Burnsville – Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf
- Golden Valley – PRISM
- Highland – Highland Park Little League Association
- Lyn-Lake – Still Kickin
- Maple Grove – Bunce Backyard Productions
- Northeast – East Side Neighborhood Services
- Oakdale – Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf
- Rogers – CROSS Services
- Roseville – Roseville Area High School Food Shelf
- St. Cloud – Anna Marie’s Alliance
- Cudahy – the Cudahy, WI School District’s Transition Program
- Green Bay Road – ELCA Outreach Center
- Greenfield – Southwest YMCA
- Northside – Kindred Kitties
Kristine Martin, President of East Side Neighborhood Services, thanked the Northeast Minneapolis branch of TruStone Financial for choosing her organization to receive a donation. “We believe in building strong communities,” she said. “TruStone is a shining example of a neighborhood business that believes the same.”
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. The TruStone Financial Foundation primarily supports financial education and programs through scholarships and outreach, while also engaging in general charitable giving in the communities served by the credit union. Learn more about the TruStone Financial Foundation at www.TruStoneFoundation.org.