DuPage Credit Union’s 2020 We’ve Got Your Back® backpack fundraiser is off to a hot start

NAPERVILLE, IL (February 4, 2020) — DuPage Credit Union launched its 2020 We’ve Got Your Back backpack fundraiser to benefit local students by kicking it up a notch with a team chili cook-off on January 29th at its Operations Center in Naperville.

Nearly a dozen team members competed with delicious concoctions ranging from chili con carne to vegetarian to a tasty turkey and sweet potato chili medley. Along with the spicy samples, team members enjoyed freshly baked cornbread, blueberry pie and other homemade treats.

During the event, the credit union raised $235 to put towards its goal of $10,000 to help purchase backpacks and school supplies for local students in need. Since its inception, We’ve Got Your Back has raised over $75,000 and given out over 5,300 backpacks filled with essential school supplies during the Catholic Charities of Joliet’s annual back to school fair that benefits families served by the DuPage Regional Office of Education.

“Our team is amazing,” said Vice President of Business Solutions Amy Brandt, who oversees the credit union’s charitable giving DuPage CUgives® program. “Whether they are collecting items at our shred event in the rain, whipping up dishes for bake sales or donating their hard-earned dollars to help those less fortunate, our team is committed to giving back to the community.”

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer Roberta Kozlowicz took home top honors for her turkey and sweet potato chili. Placing second was Senior Fraud & Compliance Specialist Sara Meeks.

To learn more about how DuPage Credit Union gives back to the community or to make a donation, visit

About DuPage Credit Union

DuPage Credit Union is more than just a bank we’re a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 41,000 Members, we’re energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. We offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties; attends school in DuPage County, has a family member who is already a member or is an employee of a business that offers DuPage Credit Union as an employee benefit. You may also be eligible for membership if you live or work in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky or Wisconsin. To learn more about DuPage Credit Union, visit, call 800-323-2611 or stop by a Branch Office. Deposits are insured to $250,000 per account by American Share Insurance. By Members' Choice this institution is not federally insured. DuPage Credit Union is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. NMLS #445096.

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Tamara McQueen

Marketing Coordinator

DuPage Credit Union

630.428.3440 ext. 3068

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