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CUs Making Yet Another Lasting Impression

A big moment for Ohio credit unions is coming.

We want you to be a part of it.

As it has in past years, the Credit Union Movement is using the intense spotlight surrounding the 2016 national political conventions as an opportunity to create enduring examples of how credit unions enrich their communities for all of the nation to see.

Rather than spend hundreds of thousands on parties to woo candidates, credit unions will capture national attention for using the conventions to give back and enrich the communities they proudly serve.

In Cleveland, site of the Republican National Convention, Ohio’s credit unions are building a Horticultural Therapy Suite at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Pennsylvania credit unions are funding a similar project at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention). Available year-round, the Horticultural Therapy Suite will be a respite for patients. A place where they can escape being a patient and relieve some stress by nurturing nature. More than just a gift to Cleveland, the horticultural suite will benefit the kids from throughout Ohio who are treated at Rainbow Babies.

A project of this magnitude ($325,000 project cost) takes funding from everyone to succeed. With your help, Ohio’s credit unions will sprout a therapy retreat for the children throughout Ohio cared for at Rainbow Babies. What can your credit union commit to contributing?

Together, we’re capturing some of the national conventions’ spotlight to highlight how credit unions give back to their communities. Please join credit unions statewide in making this a reality.

Curious for more information about the project?
Here's lots of information about this amazing opportunity to spotlight credit unions, while also making yet another lasting difference in an Ohio community. It's what credit unions do.

Printable Information
These four pages contain everything to know about the project. Perfect for a thorough consideration and for sharing with directors and staff.

Make A Pledge
Like all things, it takes many to make large accomplishments possible. Any contribution towards this project is welcome and appreciated.
Online pledge
Printable pledge form

An Up-Close Look At The Project
Have a hankering to have a better sense of how the funds will bring the horticultural therapy suite to life? Take a look.

Tell Me More About Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
More than just a children's hospital that serves one area, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital cares for patients, newborn to 35-years-old, from throughout Ohio. With expert care in several fields and state-of-the-art facilities, Rainbow Babies is a haven for all of Ohio. Learn more.

Who To Contact With Questions
Any question you have; ask it of Katie Walton, Director of Marketing & Communication at (614) 923-9756 or kwalton@ohiocul.org. She might not know the answer, but she'll get it for you. We want you as excited about this project as we are!

Project Supporters

The following credit unions have raised their hand and pledged to support this lasting example of credit unions' power.

ACME FCU (Eastlake)
Advantage CU (Ontario)
Arizona State CU (Phoenix, AZ)
Atomic CU (Piketon)

Best Reward CU (Brook Park)
BMI FCU (Dublin)
Bridge CU (Columbus)
Cardinal CU (Mentor)
Cinfed FCU (Cincinnati)
Classic FCU (Amelia)
CME FCU (Columbus)
Community First CU (Ashtabula)
Community Star CU (Elyria)
CSE FCU (Canton)

Day Air CU (Dayton)
Directions CU (Sylvania)

Dover-Phila FCU (Dover)
Eaton Family CU (Euclid)
Erie Community FCU (Sandusky)
Faith Community United CU (Cleveland)
Firefighters Community CU (Cleveland)
Firelands FCU (Bellevue)
First Service FCU (Columbus)
Geauga CU (Geauga)
GenFed Financial CU (Akron)
GROhio Community CU (Mansfield)
Impact CU (Clyde)
Kemba CU (West Chester)
KEMBA Financial CU (Gahanna)
L.C.E. CU (Painesville)
Lake County Educational FCU (Painesville)

Lake Erie Outreach Alliance
Lakeview FCU (Ashtabula)
LEO CU (Painesville)
Marion Community CU (Marion)
Medina County FCU (Wadsworth)
Mercy Health Partners FCU (Toledo)
MidUSA CU (Middletown)
Midwest Community FCU (Defiance)
Millstream Area CU (Findlay)

Northeast CU Outreach Alliance
Northwest CU Outreach Alliance

Ohio Educational CU (Cleveland)
Ohio HealthCare FCU (Dublin)
Ohio Operating Engineers (Cleveland)
Ohio University CU (Athens)
Ohio's First Class CU (Cleveland)
Painesville CU (Painesville)
River Valley CU (Miamisburg)
School Employees Lorian Co. CU (Lorain)
Seven Seventeen CU (Warren)
Sharefax CU (Batavia)

Southwest CU Outreach Alliance
State Highway Patrol FCU
Sun FCU (Maumee)
Superior FCU (Lima
Taleris CU (Cleveland)
Toledo Metro FCU (Toledo)
Unity Catholic FCU (Cleveland)
UTU FCU (North Olmstead)
Western Region FCU


California/Nevada Credit Union League
Carolinas Credit Union League
Cooperative Credit Union Association
CO-OP Financial Services
Corporate One FCU
CUNA Mutual Group
Geauga Connections Networking Group

Georgia Credit Unions & Affiliates
Heartland Credit Union Association
Illinois Credit Union System

Kentucky Credit Union League
League of Southeastern Credit Unions

Maine Credit Union League/Synergent
Maryland & DC Credit Union Association
Michigan Credit Union League
Minnesota Credit Union Network
Mississippi Credit Union Association
Northwest Credit Union Association

Ohio Credit Union League
Tennessee Credit Union League
West Virginia Credit Union League