August 31, 2021
Community First President/CEO Cathie Tierney was chairman of the board for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region when an unexpected boost to the local quality of life arrived.
An estate gift in excess of $100 million from David and Rita Nelson offered life-changing possibilities by supporting key local initiatives, including a huge boost to recreational trail development throughout the region.
It’s a great example of an option for individuals, families and businesses to consider as they ponder leaving behind a legacy of philanthropy.
To learn more about the organization that manages charitable giving funds, check out Cathie’s blog posted in The Loop, the Community Foundation’s connection to the Fox Valley Region.
December 11, 2020
The funding, made possible by a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, was distributed by Community First to these nonprofits, which each received $5,000:
September 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic forced organizers of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon to cancel the in-person race.
But on Sunday morning, which would have been race day for the full marathon, race organizers and officials spread out along several popular trails in the Fox Cities, and surprised runners and walkers on the trails, to cheer them on and show their support.
June 10, 2020
The Fox Valley Humane Association is getting some help in the push to receive a matching grant.
Community First Credit Union is donating $10,000 toward the fundraising effort.
The shelter in Greenville is working to raise $100,000 to get the matching grant from Mary Beth Nienhaus.
January 24, 2020
GRAND CHUTE - It's designed to be a town in miniature. Storefronts with recognizable area company names, like WPS/WE Energies, Bergstrom Automotive and Miller Electric, and a town hall surround a carpeted green.
This is Biz Town, at Junior Achievement's new financial literacy center, which opened this week on Fox Valley Technical College's Grand Chute campus to offer career preparation education to youth at 25 middle and high schools across Northeast Wisconsin.
A collaboration between FVTC, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Community First Credit Union, the center is patterned after a similar center in Milwaukee.
September 01, 2019
In Appleton, Pillars is receiving a some fun gifts this holiday season thanks to Community First Credit Union and a little something called the “Magic Minute” shopping spree.
Pillars is comprised of Fox Valley organizations like Homeless Connections, Housing Partnership and Fox Valley Warming Center.
Two Community First employees were able to grab almost $6,000 worth of household items, electronics, equipment and other gifts during the shopping spree.
May 27, 2021>
Community First Credit Union has leveraged a business partnership to boost a long-standing community partner.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago announced recently a $10,000 Community First Award targeted toward affordable housing has been given to an Appleton-based nonprofit that helps the homeless. That agency, Pillars, was nominated for the award by Community First Credit Union, which has been a strong community partner for many years and an FHLB member financial.
April 05, 2021>
Community First has hired Heather Lally-Voigt, an award-winning credit union executive with 29 years of industry experience, as Chief Operations Officer.
Lally-Voigt joins Community First following 23 years with Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union, where she served as Vice President of Operations, Deposits & Payment Strategy for the $12.5 billion institution.
February 02, 2021>
Joe Harvey has been promoted to Senior Vice President Facilities at Community First Credit Union with over 20 years of construction, safety and facilities management experience.
January 14, 2021>
Community First Credit Union has promoted Angela Gargo to Vice President of Talent Management and welcomed Rochelle Blindauer as the new Vice President of Human Resources.
December 18, 2020>
Mary Lornson has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Lending at Community First Credit Union. Lornson has more than 35 years of experience in the credit union industry and joined Community First in 2013 as Vice President Consumer Lending.
December 08, 2020>
Community First Credit Union has awarded $20,000 in grants to four Northeastern Wisconsin nonprofits that offer affordable housing assistance to vulnerable populations hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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