Credit union foundation to match local United Way donations for ‘Giving Tuesday’
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
United Way of the Northwoods has been selected as one of the charities to benefit from the CoVantage Cares Foundation’s two-week fundraising campaign beginning Nov. 28. That day has become known nationally as “Giving Tuesday.”
Anyone who donates to the United Way of the Northwoods at either the Rhinelander or Crandon CoVantage Credit Union location Nov. 28 – Dec. 12 will have their donation matched by the foundation. Local non-profit organizations receiving funding from this year’s campaign were selected by the credit union’s staff. A different charitable organization will benefit in each community served by CoVantage.
“We are very pleased and grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of this year’s local CoVantage Cares efforts,” said United Way of the Northwoods executive director Nancy Sattler. “Designating your donation dollar to Northwoods United Way is a great way to support the community. In 2018 we will be supporting 27 agencies from Vilas, Forest and Oneida counties. The money we raise here stays here.”
According to CEO Charlie Zanayed, 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.
Across all the credit union’s branches, the foundation expects to provide matching grants totaling $75,000. Donations will be accepted at both the Crandon and Rhinelander CoVantage branches.