CFCU Employee Meeting Highlights Community Giving

Four females in front of table full of canned and box food next to red Salvation Army poster.

When Community First staff members gather for their All Employee Meeting each January, it’s much more than an opportunity to bring everyone up to speed on company progress and initiatives. 

Scheduled in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, employees of most financial institutions are simply out of the office. CFCU, however, chooses to gather their 580+ employees together to celebrate shared accomplishments, build excitement for what’s ahead, and most importantly, give back to the community. 

As donation results demonstrated, team members take the opportunity seriously. In just one day, the organization collected: 


Sue Peters, Family Support Specialist, Community Benefit Tree and
Cathy Mutschler, VP Community Relations, Community First Credit Union


“Thank you to Community First Credit Union for holding our very first ‘Care Package Drive’ for Community Benefit Tree,” expressed Family Support Specialist Sue Peters. “These items will directly benefit families who are spending time in the emergency room or being admitted into the hospital.”

Additionally, Board President of NAMI Manitowoc County Donna Firman shared her gratitude for the much-needed donation to Manitowoc’s Salvation Army food pantry. 

“People donate a lot in November and December during the holidays and then it kind of falls off in January,” she shared. “So, to have 450 pounds of food dropped off in January means a lot to hungry people. They were ecstatic at Salvation Army, we’re so pleased here, and just are very grateful for everyone coming together and doing that.”

For CFCU employees, year-round giving is a big part of what makes working for the credit union such a rewarding experience. In 2022 alone, team members collectively volunteered 20,667 hours of their time and talents to organizations throughout northeast Wisconsin, including Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Jake’s Network of Hope, Hope Cancer Connection, and of course, the Fox Cities Marathon, for which CFCU is the primary sponsor.

It's no coincidence, then, that team members feel especially compelled to give on a day we celebrate the life and legacy of a true champion in the civil rights movement, for in his words:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Visit our community page to read more about our involvement in enhancing the quality of life where we live, work and play. 

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