USC Credit Union gears up for three-peat over Notre Dame FCU in the 3rd Annual $10,000 Charity Challenge

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2015) — For the third year in a row, two credit unions will compete to raise money for local charities as part of the winner takes all $10,000 Charity Challenge.

Inspired by the upcoming October 17 famed rival football game between the University of Southern California and Notre Dame, USC Credit Union (USCCU) and Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (Notre Dame FCU) will battle to see which credit union can generate the most credit card applications between September 14, 2015 and October 16, 2015.

Each credit union has wagered $5,000 on the contest, with the winner taking all and donating $10,000 to the charity of their choice. USC Credit Union has won the challenge for the past two years.

For the second year, USC Credit Union has chosen USC Good Neighbors as their charity. The Good Neighbors Campaign provides financial support to university-community partnerships between USC faculty and staff and local nonprofit organizations that have a visible, positive impact on the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses.

Notre Dame FCU’s charity of choice is the Kelly Cares Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization co-founded by University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Notre Dame FCU President/CEO Tom Gryp said that no matter who wins, the outcome will benefit a worthy organization. “This is a friendly competition between two credit unions that are committed to supporting their communities.”

Gary Perez, CEO and President of USCCU said he’s challenging his team to go for the Three-peat , but this competition really is a win-win for everyone – especially those who benefit from the Good Neigbors Campaign here in Los Angeles. ” Perez encourages all USC fans to support a worthy cause by applying for a USCCU MasterCard Rewards Card at and let’s show the “Fighting Irish” the true meaning of “Fight On!” Gary Perez, President & CEO USC Credit Union.

About USC Credit Union

USC Credit Union was established in 1973 and is a $650 million not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than 72,000 member-owners. USCCU is committed to enriching the financial wellbeing of the Trojan Family by offering a comprehensive selection of products and services that empowers their members to own their financial future. To learn more about USC Credit Union or to become a member-owner, call (877) 670-5860 or visit


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