America’s Credit Union establishes 501C3 to increase support to local military and community members
DuPont, WA – September 23rd –ACU announces the launch of the ACU Foundation. The ACU Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization chartered this year with the mission of enhancing the lives of military members, South Sound residents, and their families.
The Foundation’s Board is comprised of local community leaders who share ACU’s values, have a passion for seeing their community grow, and have 20+ years of combined experience working with non-profits.
The announcement of the Foundation is great news for golfers and sponsors planning to participate in ACU’s Annual Golf Tournament, The Turkey Shoot, on November 1, 2019. Throughout the past 18 years the tournament has raised over half a million dollars for Joint Base Lewis-McChord [JBLM] charities, such as Santa’s Castle and the Holiday Assistance Program. The foundation hopes to increase contributions to the tournament this year with the added benefit of a tax deduction.
When asked why the foundation was established, Chairman Amber Young said “The foundation is an extension of ACU’s philanthropic culture. Credit Unions live by the philosophy of ‘People Helping People’ and it’s what our members expect. We’re fortunate that giving back to our community is what we’re most passionate about.”