Great Lakes Credit Union donates $39,000 to local communities

BANNOCKBURN, IL (March 4, 2016) — Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) takes pride in its many philanthropic initiatives to help build up the communities in which its members live. This year GLCU’s Board of Directors has adopted an extra special plan to give back even more. GLCU is proud to announce it is donating $39,000 in support of 13 organizations located within the communities of their branches throughout Lake, McHenry, Cook, DuPage, and Will counties in Illinois.

The Branch Managers of each location were asked to help the Board Members choose a local charity to donate $3,000 on behalf of GLCU. On January 29, 2016 GLCU Board Member Kevin Leman, Antioch Branch Manager Nora Rivera and AVP of Operations Jody Larabee presented a $3,000 check to Marytherese Ambacher of the Open Arms Mission. The Open Arms Mission is a local food pantry whose mission is to provide daily living necessities while encouraging self-sufficiency for individuals and families in need.

Other organizations benefitting from this initiative include: Operation Support Our Troops in Naperville, Gurnee Explorers Unit, Coalition of Healthy Communities in Zion, ASCEND in Waukegan, Fat Cat Rescue, Inc. in North Chicago, Ronald McDonald House in Oak Lawn, McHenry County Community Foundation in Crystal Lake, Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock, United Way of Will County in Bolingbrook, Good Shepherd Center in Hazel Crest, Village of Willow Springs Veterans and Family Relief Fund, and B.E.S.T in Round Lake Beach.

For more information and to learn about other ways GLCU gives back to the community, please visit:

Open Arms Mission

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, GLCU is committed to financial empowerment for you. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve more than 80,000 members in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives and community development programs at


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