CoVantage Cares Foundation pledges $75,000 in matching funds
For the Antigo Times
CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced they will kick off a 2-week fund-raising campaign beginning on Tuesday, November 28, which has become known nationally as “Giving Tuesday.” Funds generated will be matched with up to $75,000 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 proud 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 Giving 2day campaign was such a huge success last year, we wanted to continue our public fundraising effort in 2017 with a much larger match by the CoVantage Cares Foundation. We believe our staff, members, and communities have the potential to raise enough money to match the Foundation’s $75,000 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 Tuesday contribution between November 28th and December 12th at any CoVantage branch.
Charities selected to receive funding from this year’s Giving Tuesday initiative and their sponsoring CoVantage branches include: United Way of Langlade County (Antigo); Elcho Food Pantry (Elcho); United Way of Northwoods (Rhinelander and Crandon); SAM25 Homeless Shelter (Shawano); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin (Wausau, Weston, Rib Mountain, Rothschild); Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point); Friends of Camp Batawagama (Crystal Falls, MI); Iron County Cancer Unit (Iron River, MI); and Marinette-Menominee YMCA (Menominee, MI). CoVantage Cares Foundation will offer opportunities to support additional organizations with future public fund raising initiatives.
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 $1.4 billion in assets, serves over 98,000 members, and employs 380 staff across all of their locations. Founded in 1953, the financial cooperative serves members living or working in 18 counties in Wisconsin and 3 counties in the U.P. of Michigan.