Scott Credit Union, American Cancer Society raise $86,000 at Mardi Gras Ball Fund Raiser

Local Credit Union Continues as Regional Relay For Life Sponsor
EDWARDSVILLE, IL — Scott Credit Union teamed up with the American Cancer Society recently to raise $86,000 to fight cancer and create a world with more birthdays.

Scott Credit Union was the host and presenting sponsor for the recent Mardi Gras Ball fund raiser and also has signed on to continue as the regional sponsor of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and Making Strides events.

Representatives from Scott Credit Union presented a $96,000 check recently to the American Cancer Society. The money was the $10,000 Relay and Strides sponsorships and the $86,000 from the Mardi Gras Ball Event.

The Mardi Gras Ball event was held at Lewis and Clark in Godfrey and featured an elegant dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment.

“We were extremely proud and honored to have been asked to help support this event,” said SCU President & CEO Frank Padak, who was the Chairman of the Mardi Gras Ball. “Our goal was to raise more than $80,000 through ticket sales, sponsors, and the live and silent auction. People from throughout our area really stepped up in the effort to save lives against this disease that has already taken so many.”

Scott Credit Union also will support this year’s Relay For Life events held throughout Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Marion and Monroe Counties, according to Scott Credit Union Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage.

In addition to the Relay For Life events, Scott Credit Union also will sponsor American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that will be held in O’Fallon on October 11, Deatherage noted.

“We are proud to be able to again help ACS with this year’s events,” she said. “The Relay for Life events really bring the fight against cancer into the local communities and give people a chance to support the effort. We had such a great experience with our volunteers being at the events last year, we felt very strongly about continuing our sponsorship.”

Scott Credit Union will be recognized during opening ceremonies and will host bank nights for some of the Relays for Life. During the bank nights, team captains come into the Scott Credit Union branches to cash in currency and have checks made payable to the American Cancer Society.

This year’s Relay for Life events will be held beginning in April at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. There also will be events held in Freeburg, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Collinsville, Troy, O’Fallon, Greenville for Bond County, in Roxana for the Riverbend area, Dupo/Cahokia, Highland, East St. Louis, Belleville, Breese for Clinton County, Salem, Centralia, and in Waterloo for Monroe County.

“This is a great way for us to continue to really give back to people from throughout the area by supporting them in their efforts to prevent cancer and save lives,” Deatherage added. “We truly believe it is important for us to support the communities in which we serve our members.”

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $325,000, and its employees volunteered over 2,400 hours to a variety of area civic efforts throughout the region in 2013.

Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in an 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Mo., also can open accounts with SCU. Additionally, any active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.

Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River and its Home Office in Edwardsville.

For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.


PHOTO CAPTION: SCOTT CREDIT UNION DONATES – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $96,000 check to the American Cancer Society. The money was $86,000 raised at this year’s ACS Mardi Gras Ball and for the local credit union to continue as a regional sponsor of the Relay For Life events and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Pictured are, from left, SCU President & CEO Frank Padak, SCU Community Relations Representative Jennifer Riebold, SCU Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage, ACS Senior Representative of Community Engagement Brett Schuette, SCU Community Relations Representative Lauren Hoefert and SCU Chief Marketing Officer Adam Koishor.



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