Indiana Members Foundation provides 5,000 backpacks to students in need

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 14, 2018) — Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), provided 5,000 backpacks to local community organizations to help provide assistance to underserved children in Central Indiana for the 2018 school year.  Since 2006, Indiana Members Foundation has donated over 50,000 backpacks and 857,602 school supplies to students in need in the communities served by Indiana Members Credit Union.

Indiana Members Foundation partnered with the following organizations for its 2018 backpack donation:

  • Beech Grove Schools
  • Backpack United Boone County
  • Exodus Refugee Immigration
  • Fletcher Place PreK Graduates
  • Franklin Township Schools
  • Hamilton County Backpack Attack
  • The Salvation Army Marion Corps Community Center
  • Hendricks County Backpack Attack
  • Johnson County Fast Track
  • Chin Community of Indiana
  • The Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
  • Open Doors of Washington Township
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
  • Carmel Middle School
  • Rhoades Elementary School
  • Indy BackPack Attack

Mandy Emery, vice president of community involvement for IMCU and executive director of Indiana Members Foundation stated, “We would like to thank our employees, members and partners for making these donations possible!  With their help Indiana Members is able to help support the youth in the communities we serve.  Statistics have proved that having the tools necessary to learn at the start of the school year are essential to being successful.”

Karen Schuldt, Robert Westfall, Francis Westfall, Vickie Batton, Cynthia Pratcher, parent liason for Rhoades Elementary School, Mark Felty, Terry Renick, vice president of retail operations, IMCU, Mandy Emery, vice president of community involvement, IMCU and executive director of Indiana Members Foundation, and Monique Krider, vice president of human resources, IMCU.

About Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded in 1956 on the campus of IUPUI.  IMCU has since grown to 31 branches, serving Central and Southern Indiana, offering consumer and business members a full array of products and services. Traditionally offering better rates on loans and deposits, IMCU maintains true to its roots by “Keeping It Simple” for members.  For more information, please visit IMCU online at

About Indiana Members Foundation

Indiana Members Foundation was founded in 2010, exclusively for the purpose of being a positive influence in the community served by Indiana Members Credit Union; specifically, providing school children in the Indianapolis area with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education.  For more information, please visit


Nikki Thompson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Indiana Members Credit Union

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