The New York Credit Union Association – Long Island chapter keeps promise to Cohen Children’s Medical Center with $30,000 check

OCEANSIDE, NY (June 21, 2021) — The New York Credit Union Association – Long Island Chapter, including Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union (OFFCU) recently presented a $30,000 check to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, representing what would normally be the amount raised by that group’s annual Golf Outing.

For the past 28 years Long Island Credit Unions have conducted a charity golf outing to raise funds for non-profits in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In 2020, 29th Annual Long Island Credit Unions Golf Outing was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the credit unions appealed to annual supporters and fulfilled their promise to Cohen Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Diabetes Program with a donation comparable to previous years.

“The pandemic wasn’t going to keep us from supporting the important work of Cohen Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Diabetes Program,” said Joe Tedesco, President & CEO of OFFCU. “We and our credit union colleagues from around Long Island are proud to have been able to keep up this tradition of support for kids and families undergoing such an immense challenge.”

Pictured L. to R.: Eric Oterson (Jovia Financial Credit Union), Robert Muir (Town of Hempstead Employees Federal Credit Union), Victoria Loachino (Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health Foundation), Kevin Healy (Pentagon Federal Credit Union), Dr. Graeme Frank (Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Interim Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology), Michelle Traynor (Bethpage Federal Credit Union), Tricia Daley (Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union)

About Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union

Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union was formed in 1969 by a group of Father Joseph O’Connell Knights of Columbus members looking to provide financial services to Brother Knights and their families. Over the years, the credit union has evolved in name and in the field of membership, while maintaining ties to their Catholic roots.

Today, Ocean Financial has grown to over $359 million in assets, serving members of the Knights of Columbus in New York State, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and any Catholic interested in the credit union. Inspired by their Catholic values, Ocean Financial provides exceptional products and services to the Catholic community. The credit union takes pride in having Catholic values you can bank on. Ocean Financial promotes these values throughout the entire organization, down to the logo. To learn more, visit

About the New York Credit Union Association – Long Island Chapter

As the trade association for New York credit unions, we’re committed to advancing the credit union movement by advocating, educating, uniting and supporting the interests of all credit unions statewide. We’ve been doing it since 1917, and our success is in the numbers: New York credit unions have nearly 6 million memberships and are continuing to grow. The Long Island Chapter is made up of 20 credit unions headquartered on Long Island: American Broadcast Employees FCU, Bethpage FCU, Branch 6000 NALC CU, First Frontier FCU, Island FCU, Jovia Financial FCU, Long Island Alliance FCU, Metro Realtors FCU, MSBA Employees FCU, Nassau Financial FCU, NY TEAM FCU, People’s Alliance FCU, Port Washington FCU, Suffolk FCU, Teachers FCU, The Heart Center FCU, Town of Hempstead Employees FCU, US Weather Bureau (NY) FCU, and Varick Memorial FCU.


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