Notre Dame Federal Credit Union donates $10,000 in USC charity challenge winnings to Kelly Cares Foundation

NOTRE DAME, IN (December 11, 2018) — Last month, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (Notre Dame FCU) beat the USC Credit Union in the 6th annual credit union charity challenge. Each year, as the University of Notre Dame football team prepares to play the University of Southern California, their like-named credit unions also compete off the field in a goodwill charity challenge. Each credit union put $5,000 on the line. The credit union that opens the most new checking accounts donates the full $10,000 to the charity of their choice.

This year, Notre Dame FCU won that hard-fought battle and elected to donate the $10,000 winnings to The Kelly Cares Foundation. Kelly Cares Foundation focuses on a variety of initiatives, including breast cancer awareness and research. The foundation is co-founded by University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui, who is a two-time breast cancer survivor.

Today, Notre Dame FCU President/CEO Tom Gryp presented Paqui Kelly, President of Kelly Cares Foundation, with a $10,000.00 check. Paqui Kelly said, “Brian and I are so thankful to be chosen as the benefactor for this year’s Credit Union Charity Challenge. Thanks to the generosity of Notre Dame FCU members and employees, this donation will go a long way in advancing our mission. Notre Dame FCU continues to be an incredible partner, and we are so grateful for their continued support.”

Tom Gryp added, “Just as the football victory over USC was exciting, presenting Kelly Cares Foundation this $10,000 is also very satisfying and uplifting. Many thanks to our wonderful members and partners (employees) for coming together to make this contest victory possible.”

Tom Gryp presents Paqui Kelly with a $10,000 check for the Kelly Cares Foundation

About Notre Dame Federal Credit Union

Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (Notre Dame FCU) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. With assets exceeding $1 billion and more than 65,000 members worldwide, Notre Dame FCU's dedicated partners (employees), coupled with a wide array of financial services, provide members a personalized experience through the credit union's eleven convenient branch locations, its virtual branch (Shamrock Center), and through its robust online banking platform and mobile apps. Founded in 1941, Notre Dame FCU has grown from its origins in the Administration Building at the University of Notre Dame, and today serves over 900 affiliated groups. Notre Dame FCU is independent of the University. Visit us at Insured by NCUA.

About Kelly Cares Foundation

In 2018, the Kelly Cares Foundation celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Over the past decade, Kelly Cares has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope,” strengthening communities and inspiring hope by investing resources to improve health and education. To date, the Kelly Cares Foundation has contributed over $4.6 million to support causes locally, nationally, and globally.


Stephanie Schrock

Notre Dame FCU

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