BHFCU staff-led giving program raises over $4,000 in February

RAPID CITY, SD (March 17, 2023) — Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) believes it is imperative to support the passions of its staff. That’s why they promote the staff-led Community Action Team (CAT) program and are proud to share that staff contributions raised $4,060 for organizations across the state in February. Employees also spent time creating 1,100 valentines for veterans and the elderly.

Last month, the CAT program focused on supporting organizations important to staff within the elder care and health and wellness fields. The effort raised money for three organizations, the Monument Health Cancer Care Institute, the American Heart Association, and Meals on Wheels Western South Dakota. Plus, BHFCU supplied 30 elderly care facilities and veteran organizations with staff-made valentines.

“We were so proud of how staff showed up this month to support our causes,” said Becky Brown, BHFCU Personal Financial Associate. “From getting crafty making valentines to throwing pies in the face of our executive team, we found creative ways to give back to organizations doing essential work in our communities.”

CAT co-chairs organized valentine-making stations at all BHFCU locations, a Tough Enough to Wear Pink t-shirt day, a restaurant gift card giveaway, and an annual pie-in-the-face event that draws a lot of attention from staff. All these efforts amounted to eight pies to the face of two executive leaders, 66 proudly worn t-shirts, 1,100 hand-crafted valentines, and $4,060 raised for the three supported organizations.

BHFCU supports community needs through corporate contributions, employee fundraisers, and donations from members and community supporters to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit  financial cooperative serving more than 105,000 members. The community-chartered credit union  has locations in Rapid City, Box Elder, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls,  Spearfish, Sturgis, and Wall, South Dakota, and Billings, Montana. For more information, visit


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