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

BANNOCKBURN, IL (February 17, 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 extraordinary plan to give back. 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 14, 2016, Jim Fabrie, GLCU Board Chair, presented to Brendan McCormick, Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Center, a check for $3,000.  The Good Shepherd Center provides community support, education, and services for families with or without disabilities in and around Hazel Crest, Illinois.

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

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

GLCU has over 72,000 members and more than $700 million in assets. The credit union is headquartered in Bannockburn, Illinois, and has 14 branches located in Antioch, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Country Club Hills, Crystal Lake, Gurnee, Naperville, North Chicago, Oak Lawn, Round Lake Beach, Waukegan, Woodstock, Willow Springs, and Zion.

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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