American Eagle’s “Cash Back to the Community” to support 4-H camp, military care packages and Middletown community programming

EAST HARTFORD, CT (April 29, 2022) — American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) announced the top vote recipients from the latest round of Cash Back to the Community. The first quarter’s winners—three nonprofits based in Marlborough, Berlin and Middletown, CT—will receive $25,128 in total donations from the Credit Union for collecting the most support through the most recent edition of the quarterly philanthropic program.

The first three winners of 2022—who will each receive $8,376 from American Eagle—are:

  • Hartford County 4-H Camp of Marlborough, CT
  • Free Center of Middletown, CT
  • Boxes to Boots of Berlin, CT

“American Eagle’s Cash Back to the Community directly connects our members and the public with our Credit Union’s philanthropic efforts and mission—and we’re thrilled to announce, congratulate, and thank the three organizations the community selected as our latest winners,” said Howard Brady, President & CEO of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. “We just re-opened the nomination period for the next round of Cash Back to the Community, and we encourage all eligible nonprofits and their supporters to take part in this rewarding program.”


Hartford County 4-H Camp
Based in Marlborough, CT, Hartford County 4-H Camp, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a fun, safe, healthy, and enriching outdoor experience for young people, with a “Learning by Doing” philosophy. Through 4-H principles, the organization endeavors to foster personal growth in an atmosphere of stewardship for the individual, the community, and the Earth. You can learn more about Hartford County 4-H Camp at


Free Center—Middletown Branch
The Free Center’s Middletown Branch is a community impact incubator that provides access to space, information, and event support for community-oriented gatherings and workshops—including community and public programs, performances, film screenings, and art showings. More can be learned about the Free Center at


Boxes to Boots
Based in Berlin, CT, Boxes to Boots works to bring smiles to soldiers who cannot be home with their families for the holidays. The organization and its volunteers work throughout the year to raise funds and create, package and ship care packages to deployed U.S. military personnel serving overseas. In November 2021, the organization sent 1,200 care packages to Connecticut National Guard soldiers stationed in Africa, Poland, Kuwait, and Kosovo.  You can learn more about Boxes to Boots at

About Cash Back to the Community
AEFCU donates one percent of its credit and debit card interchange income to three nonprofit and/or 501(c)(3) organizations each quarter through the Cash Back to the Community program. Funding for the program is generated each time its members use an American Eagle Financial Credit Union credit or debit card. At the end of each quarter, one percent of the total interchange income – the fee paid for credit and debit card transactions – is distributed to the three top qualified nonprofits as voted on by a combination of the Credit Union’s members and the public.

The nominating period for the next round of Cash Back to the Community is now underway. You can learn more about the program or nominate your organization by visiting


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About American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU)

Established in 1935, American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) is a full-service credit union offering checking and savings accounts, credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, businessbaccounts and more. American Eagle offers banking online, through its mobile app, or at one of its 14bbranches located in Connecticut. AEFCU has more than 180,000 members, over $2.5 billion in assets, and boffers banking services to anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, and New Haven County in Connecticut, and Hampden County in Massachusetts. For more information about American Eagle Financial Credit Union, visit For more information on the Black Giving Circle Fund visit,


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