Great Lakes Credit Union donates to help the youth of Lake County

BANNOCKBURN, IL (October 11, 2018) — In support of Great Lakes Credit Union’s (GLCU) initiative to back its communities, on September 28, 2018, GLCU Board Member, Jim March, and North Chicago Branch Manager, Leilani Goldsmith contributed $3,000 to YouthBuild of Lake County.

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

YouthBuild programs across the U.S. are individual nonprofit organizations that provide opportunities for secondary education completion, career pathways training, and transitional services to college, job placement, and follow up support. To learn more about YouthBuild, go to

“YouthBuild Lake County is excited to accept this grant to support our education and career training programs.  The young adults we serve come to YouthBuild eager to learn and build better lives for themselves.  Support from community partners such as the Great Lakes Credit Union is vital to our organization as we help these youth achieve their goals.”, stated Tameka Wilson, Executive Director.

Steve Bugg, GLCU President/CEO; Jody Larabee, GLCU VP of Member Services; Jim March, GLCU Board Member; Dante Wilson, YouthBuild of Lake County Alumnus; Tameka Wilson, Executive Director of YouthBuild of Lake County; Leilani Goldsmith, GLCU North Chicago Branch Manager; Kevin Bogac, GLCU Chief Technical and Member Services Officer; and Nick Mager, GLCU Business Development Manager.

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938, GLCU continues to be a growing staple in our communities. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, chartered by the State of Illinois and insured by the NCUA, we are guided by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and seasoned leadership team and are proud to serve more than 80,000 members with over $1 billion in assets. We are headquartered in Northern Illinois and have 12 branch locations and more than 170 fee-free ATMs locally. GLCU also belongs to the CO-OP Shared Branching Network. Members can access accounts nationwide at over 5,600 institutions with thousands of locations in 50 states, and at any of their 30,000 surcharge‐-free CO‐-OP ATMs. All 200+ employee-owners pride ourselves on building lifelong relationships with our member-owners and providing them with financial education during all life stages. Learn more at


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