For Immediate Release
April 14, 2011
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
Arizona State Credit Union Wins Award for Supporting State Employee Campaign
Credit Union recognized for platinum sponsorship of 2010 Arizona State Employees Charitable Campaign
Phoenix, Ariz. -Arizona State Credit Union was honored with the Super Sponsor Award for its platinum corporate sponsorship of the 2010 Arizona State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC), a state-run campaign that raised nearly $750,000 for more than 600 charities in 2010.
Arizona State Credit Union donated $20,000 toward a drawing that awarded $1,000 to each of the 20 winners, all of whom were state employees and helped raise funds for the Arizona SECC. In addition, the Credit Union supported the Arizona SECC's grassroots efforts by sponsoring the SECC Trap Shoot where more than $10,000 was raised for the Employees Helping Employees organization.
"These are difficult economic times for all Arizona citizens, including state employees," said SECC Executive Director Angela Fischer. "When Arizona State Credit Union joined the campaign as a corporate sponsor, they made our jobs a little easier. In a year when there were many reasons for employees to say no to the campaign, Arizona State Credit Union gave them 20 reasons to say yes. We are very grateful for their generosity."
With almost 300 volunteers organizing the campaign, the Arizona SECC provides state employees interested in monetarily assisting charities with a seamless process to make donations to the charities of their choice. In the past 16 years, state employees across the nation raised more than $20 million to support local, national and world-wide charities.
Founded in 1951, Arizona State Credit Union began serving state employees. Today, the Credit Union serves more than 128,000 members across the state of Arizona and views community outreach a core initiative for the organization. Arizona State Credit Union appreciates the opportunity to give back to the communities it serves and engages in other community-minded efforts including Shred-A-Thons and an annual Scholarship and Grant program.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a five-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a four-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.