Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Anne-Marie Bisson Receives Volunteer Award

LOWELL – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce that Assistant Vice President-Financial Education Anne-Marie Bisson received the Mary J. Bacigalupo “You Make A Difference” Award by the Lowell Citywide Parent Council in a ceremony held on Monday, May 21st.

“We are very proud of Anne-Marie’s numerous community volunteer efforts,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “She goes above and beyond every day, and we are honored to have her as part of our team.”

Mrs. Bisson, who has worked at Jeanne D’Arc for 21 years, received the award in honor of her efforts in founding and operating Catie’s Closet, a nonprofit organization that collects clothing and health products for students and families in need. Catie’s Closet has expanded from a single location housed at Lowell High School to multiple locations in various school buildings. Mrs. Bisson has also been instrumental in helping to collect prom dresses and accessories for high-school seniors who cannot afford to purchase formal attire and might otherwise be unable to attend their prom.

Additionally, in her role at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Mrs. Bisson has organized and supervised the “MoneyStrong for Life” Fair at Lowell High School for two consecutive years. The interactive fair provides students with the opportunity to experience some of the “realities” of adult life as it teaches them about such expenses as rent, insurance, food, transportation, utilities, and other necessities.

The Mary J. Bacigalupo “You Make A Difference” Award was presented to Mrs. Bisson by Lowell Superintendent of Schools Jean M. Franco.

About Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union:

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, member-owned community-based financial cooperative with more than 58,000 members and more than $950 million in assets. It operates six full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford and Methuen, Massachusetts; three high-school branches at Lowell High, Dracut High, and Nashoba Valley Technical High schools; and a loan center in Lowell.

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