City & County Credit Union awards $2,000 to local small business & non-profit

ST. PAUL, MN (November 6, 2020) — Now more than ever, City & County Credit Union is committed to actively living out its mission – Empowering You To Do More – by supporting local small businesses and non-profits during this extraordinary time. Through the Making the Greater Good Even Greater contest, a $2,000 donation was awarded to the SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation, non-profit winner, and Highly Favored Events, LLC, small business winner.

Making the Greater Good Even Greater is a voting contest that rewards local small businesses and non-profits with a $2,000 donation for doing good things in the community. To participate in the contest, local businesses and non-profits are nominated by City & County members and the community. Once organizations accept their nomination, a Facebook voting contest is held to determine the winning non-profit and small business.

“As we continue to navigate this challenging time, we are honored to support and raise awareness for so many organizations in our community who are doing good things,” Bailey Germain, Creative Marketing & Brand Manager explained. “It is that continued focus on purpose over profit that makes our community stronger than ever, together.”

During the Fall 2020 Making the Greater Good Even Greater contest, 18 small businesses and 47 non-profits competed in the voting contest on City & County Credit Union’s Facebook page.

SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation

Non-Profit Greater Good Winner

In 2014, a group of childhood friends and teammates came up with an idea to give back to the community and pay it forward. They hosted a street soccer tournament to raise a couple thousand dollars to help a few students pay for college. In a few short years, that conversation turned an idea into a soccer-driven, educational charity and the SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation was born. The foundation raises and distributes money to support those who have been positively impacted by soccer with opportunities that were once limited by financial circumstances.

“These funds will be used to bolster the number of financial opportunities that the SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation is able to provide young adults to offset the rising costs of college,” stated Van Hong, SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation President. “The scholarship programs are our core work, and with this additional financial support from Greater Good, our organization is able to extend additional financial aid to those in need.”

 Highly Favored Events, LLC

Small Business Greater Good Winner

Event planning can be fun and exciting, but it can also be time-consuming and stressful. With Highly Favored Events, LLC, stress-free planning begins now. Their goal is to make your special occasion a perfect reflection of your style and they will work with you to turn your vision into reality. Highly Favored Events, LLC specializes in corporate and non-profit galas but also have experience in weddings, meetings, conference, networking socials, and much more.

Sherryln Thompson, Owner/Chief Events Officer of Highly Favored Events, LLC, explained, “We plan to use the funds received to improve our programming that is meant to inspire women and girls of color, including the Shades of Beauty Expo. The annual expo is an event focusing on celebrating and empowering women of color by providing opportunities to learn techniques for better health, physical fitness, styling techniques, and more.”

About City & County Credit Union

City & County Credit Union is a cooperatively owned, not-for-profit credit union based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with more than 60,000 members and $1.1 Billion in assets. Founded in 1928 to serve the employees of Ramsey County and Saint Paul, - City & County Credit union now serves those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright, Ramsey, Washington or Dakota county as well as the City of St. Paul employees, Ramsey County employees and General Mills employees, retirees, and their family members nationwide. To learn more, call 651-225-2700 or visit


Lucie Misfeldt
Community Engagement Manager

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