American Eagle Federal Credit Union Establishes Donor-Advised Fund

Donna Jolly                            
V.P. Communications & External Relations            
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving                
860.548.1888, ext.1018                                                   

Brian Kennedy
V.P. Marketing & Public Relations
American Eagle Federal Credit Union
860.568.2020, ext. 5344

EAST HARTFORD, CT. –  American Eagle Federal Credit Union established a Donor-Advised Fund with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to foster the Credit Union’s renewed support for charitable giving and community outreach.  

The Fund will serve as American Eagle Federal Credit Union’s primary charitable investment vehicle that allows the Credit Union and its stakeholders to provide ongoing financial support to the Greater Hartford area. The Fund provides the Credit Union with the flexibility to meet its charitable goals by recommending grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. “The structure of this fund allows the Credit Union to be actively involved with fundraising and charitable giving, while leveraging the expertise and experience of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. It puts us in an excellent position to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to community outreach and development,” said William Dokas, President/CEO of American Eagle Federal Credit Union. The Hartford Foundation holds and administers over 1,000 funds, including 135 donor-advised funds.

“We are pleased that the American Eagle Credit Union has placed its trust in the Hartford Foundation,” said Linda J. Kelly, president of the Hartford Foundation.  “We look forward to working with them to help carry on their impressive tradition of giving.”

The Credit Union is also enlisting the help of its 270 employees as volunteers to host several fundraising events this year, including a miniature golf tournament and bowl-a-thon, with a goal of raising contributions for the fund. American Eagle FCU is currently participating in the Chip In for Charity Program by selling tickets to the Travelers Championship Golf Tournament. $10 from each ticket sold online will be donated to the American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund.


American Eagle Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative based in East Hartford, CT. It is Connecticut’s largest community credit union with assets of $1.3 billion, 100,000 members, and nine publicly accessible retail offices. The Credit Union was founded in 1935 and offers financial services to residents and businesses in Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties. Member deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents for the past 85 years. In 2009, the Foundation awarded grants of more than $25 million to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations. Since 1925, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $475 million. It is one of the largest of the nearly 700 community foundations in the United States, with a permanent endowment of over $695 million. For more information, visit

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