Connex Donates to North Haven High School’s “Project Graduation”

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North Haven, CT (June 17, 2011) – Connex Credit Union recently donated $5,000.00 to North Haven High School’s Project Graduation. Project Graduation, a 24-year-old tradition, is an all-night substance-free celebration given for the graduating class and funded with the help of donations from parents and local businesses. Immediately following the commencement ceremony, the graduates will board coach buses to travel to Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT.  Upon arrival, students will partake in a myriad of activities such as amusement park rides, music provided by a DJ, arcade games, a hypnotist, food and prizes. This year’s Project Graduation theme is Hawaiian Luau, which mirrors the theme of their senior prom held in May 2011.  The goal of this night is to give the graduates a safe place to be together after graduation.

“The Town of North Haven is grateful for support of many local businesses, particularly the generous donation of Connex Credit Union,” said Nancy Leddy, Town of North Haven Youth Services Administrator.  “It is our fourth year in a row partnering with Connex.  As a graduate level sponsor, their generosity allows us the opportunity to provide students with a wonderful, memorable evening.”

“Connex Credit Union is proud to sponsor an event that provides a fun and safe experience for these high school seniors,” said Tansley Stearns, Vice President of Sales and Service.  “The graduates deserve an event, like Project Graduation, to celebrate their achievements as they embark on the next phase of their lives.”  This year marks the fourth year Connex Credit Union has been the lead sponsor of this event. 

Project Graduation is the joint effort of the North Haven High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and the Town of North Haven Community Services and Recreation, who rely on the support of the local community to help make the night a success

About Connex Credit Union:

As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions that serves more than 40,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online banking, and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford or Middlesex Counties. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit or

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