Great Lakes Credit Union donates to a safe place

BANNOCKBURN, IL (April 21, 2017) — In support of Great Lakes Credit Union’s initiative to support its communities, on April 13, 2017, GLCU’s Board Member, Shirley Solberg, presented $3,000 to A Safe Place in Zion, a local safe haven for battered women.

GLCU is proud to support the communities in which its members live. For the second year in a row, GLCU’s Board of Directors adopted an extraordinary plan to give back to its communities; the Branch Managers of each GLCU location work closely with Board Members to find local charities to support on behalf of GLCU.

A Safe Place is the leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois. They create a welcoming environment and provide helpful information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community. A Safe Place also offers services for family members affected by domestic violence through art therapy for children, counseling services for the family, resume writing, and more. For more information, please visit

Throughout 2017, GLCU will continue to donate to organizations that are making a positive impact around their community.

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

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Great Lakes Credit Union’s Board Member, Shirley Solberg, and Zion Branch Manager, Lissette Colin, present a $3,000 check to the Chief Development Officer of A Safe Place, Carmen Patlan on April 13, 2017.

Therapy art wall at A Safe Place, created by children affected by domestic violence.

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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