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2024 C·U·D Scholarship Winners

Credit Union of Denver is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 Scholarship Program. Congratulations to our five $2,000 scholarship winners!

We are excited to share that we have awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five individuals who will be furthering their education. This year we saw an abundance of scholarship applications from students on their way to doing remarkable things.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year. We had over seventy applications, creating a tough competition and difficult decisions for our scholarship committee. 

Applications were anonymously reviewed by a group of Credit Union of Denver volunteers. Winners were selected based upon their academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, essay responses, and other eligibility requirements. Thank you to our scholarship review team for taking the time to learn about each applicant and make those tough decisions. 

Without further ado, below are this year’s scholarship winners.

2023 scholarship winner

Megan

2023 scholarship winner

O. Marie

2023 scholarship winner

Lilia

2023 scholarship winner

Kyle

2023 scholarship winner

Lauren

 

Congratulations to our scholarship winners! We enjoy offering our scholarships each year with the goal of lessening the financial burden students may face and helping them to establish strong financial futures.

Best of luck to all of our scholarship applicants as they take the next steps on their education journey.

Children's Hospital Donations in 2024

See how our members have helped make a positive difference in the lives of children in need.

2024 Children's Hospital Donation

Our Spring 2024 Children's Hospital Campaign raised $2,000 in donations plus our C·U·D match. Thank you to our membership for donating to this great organization. We are happy to continue to support the health and wellness of our community's youth. 

Stay tuned on our Community Page for more opportunities to pay it forward! 

Children's Hospital Donation from Credit Union of Denver

2023 Children's Hospital Donation

We're thrilled to announce that our recent fundraiser for Colorado Children's Hospital generated a donation of $5,554.43! A special thanks to our members and the Lakewood Community for donating.

Children's Hospital Donation from Credit Union of DenverAs part of our ongoing commitment to supporting children's health and well-being, we are honored to contribute to the amazing work they do in providing specialized care and treatment for young patients.

Join us in applauding the dedicated staff, doctors, nurses, and volunteers who make a significant impact on the lives of children and their families every single day.

Together, we can make a difference and bring smiles to the faces of these brave little warriors. Thank you for your continued support! 

2024 Pet Calendar

The Pet Calendars are SOLD OUT! See how much money we raised this year.

Thank you to all the members and community photo contributors that made our 2024 calendar so awesome! This calendar is truly a labor of love of animals. Our staff loves to help feature our furry friends each year to support our local animal shelter.

Foothills Animal Shelter giant check presentation for 2024

As a reminder, all of the proceeds from the calendar sales will be donated to Foothills Animal Shelter, and this year our members helped raise a toal of $6,987.82! Thank you for helping us raise the much-needed funds it takes to operate and care for the animals that find their way to the Foothills Animal Shelter.


The Why Behind the Annual Pet Calendar

Making a difference in the lives of our community and members who reside here with their furry friends is important to us. We believe that supporting Foothills Animal Shelter can have a direct impact on our community. When one of the pets at Foothills Animal Shelter finds a fur-ever home, we know that the act of bringing in an unconditional loving animal affects the human just as much as the animal! We like to ask…Who Rescued Who?

This is most certainly a collaborative effort with our members and community. We ask our vendors to donate advertising dollars that help offset the cost of printing the calendar. So when you see an ad in the calendar, know they are supporting this paws-itively good cause and allows more of the proceeds to go to the shelter.

The pet photos are an outstanding way to share the joy that comes from owning a pet and helping to raise money for a great resource within our community. SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. We thank everyone who has been gracious enough to submit their photos of their beloved furry friends.

Thank you for your help in supporting Foothills Animal Shelter


Be sure to check out our video interviews with some of the pet owners and their pets that made the 2023 calendar!

 


Here is a little information from The Foothills Animal Shelter website to understand why we do this every year.

About Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter LogoFoothills Animal Shelter is an open-admissions facility, which means we never turn away an animal. We care for more than 9,200 orphaned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and critters every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept wild animals; they should be taken to organizations that specialize in their care.) We are a true community resource and offer a variety of services including pet adoption, Jefferson County pet licensing, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations, micro chipping and lost and found pets. We are committed to our important mission and the life-saving work that we do every day of the year.

Years Past – Look how far we’ve come

For the past 11 years, Credit Union of Denver members and our community have donated a total of $157,340.67 to Foothills Animal Shelter. Our hope is to continue this tradition for years to come. Below are some of the previous calendars’ cover pets!

Daisy Mae a Blue Heeler on the 2024 Pet Calendar cover

In 2024 Daisy Mae was the featured cover pet.

Beau Louie a Corgi on the 2023 Pet Calendar

In 2023 Beau Louie was the featured cover pet.

Robin a black and white Border Collie on the 2022 Pet Calendar

In 2022 Robin was the featured cover pet.

Small white dog named Pyper standing on tree stump with tongue out

In 2021 Pyper was the featured cover pet.

Tan and white pitbull named Chapo standing in snow looking at camera

In 2020 Chapo was the featured cover pet.

White and brown dog named Chester laying in grass

In 2019 Chester was the featured cover pet.

Small brown dog named Clady in front of fence looking at camera

In 2018 Clady was the featured cover pet.

Porter a small hound dog jumping in snow with ears flopping in the air

In 2017 Porter was the featured cover pet.

German Shepherd named Enzo standing on large rocks with tongue out

In 2016 Enzo was the featured cover pet.

Close up of large black and brown dog in front of blue sky

In 2015 Berlin was the featured cover pet.

Large black and white dog named Ginger in the snow

In 2013 Ginger was the featured cover pet.

C∙U∙D Employees Make Blankets For Children's Hospital

The C∙U∙D team comes together to make no-sew blankets for patients at Children's Hospital. 

This fall, we set out on a mission to spread comfort and cheer to the brave little warriors at the Children's Hospital Colorado. 

Over the course of three days C∙U∙D employees volunteered their time to craft cozy, handmade no-sew blankets for the patients of Children's Hospital. 

stack of fabric for blankets 3 people making blankets

Children’s Colorado’s Association of Volunteers recently released an article addressing the need for more blankets at Children's Hospital. 

"Blankets for patients provide a source of normalcy and comfort amidst what can be a very stressful or scary time," said Melissa Platt with Association of Volunteers. “Patients don't always have a feeling of 'choice' when it comes to their care. Giving them a say when selecting a blanket makes them feel special."

We were honored with an ambassador visiting from Children’s Hospital. Debbie shared the incredible story from when her teenage daughter was a patient at Children’s. We were so moved learning more about the miracles that Children’s Hospital performs and to be able to play a small part in all that they do for their patients. 

At the end of the three days we donated over 100 blankets!

group of people holding blankets

We hope these blankets will bring the children warmth and hope. It's about more than just blankets, it's about the love, care, and support we can provide to our community, and make a difference where it truly matters. 

This was such a rewarding experience, and we can’t recommend it enough. If you are able, please consider donating to Children’s Hospital, whether that’s no-sew blankets or however you are able.

C·U·D team dropping off blankets at Children's Hospital

Final Shred Event

We held our Final Shred Event on Earth Day April 22nd, 2023. 

Shred Event 2023 Summary

Shred Event Summary from 2023

While this was a free event, we did collect donations on behalf of Children's Hospital Colorado. Our members lined up around the neighborhood (totaling 416 cars) and generously donated $2,120 for the hospital!

All the shredded paper was turned into paper pulp and will be upcycled into other useful items. Thank you to our Credit Union of Denver members and our employees who came out on this cold Colorado spring day! A job well done during Earth Month!

Although his was our last big Shred Event, we are now implementing year-round access to shred services for our members!

Rather than a once-a-year Shred Event we now have locked Shred Bins in our lobbies. Members may bring in their shred anytime, for free, to place in the bins. We would ask that you please limit your weekly shred drop off to the equivalent of two plastic grocery bags full, to allow for more people to use the bins each week.

The Recycling Process Graphic

#LiveTheGreenLife

Credit Unions for Kids

We are proud to announce that we are supporting Credit Unions for Kids!

Credit Unions for Kids is the brand under which America's credit unions, including Credit Union of Denver, fundraise for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profits, our main focus is our members and community. Credit unions are driven by the philosophy of "people helping people", and our support of CMN Hospitals is a great example of the ways credit unions give back and support their communities. In fact, since the creation of the CU4Kids brand in 1996, the credit union industry has raised $200 million for affiliated children's hospitals - over $13.6 million in 2019 alone! The credit union community has established a wonderful legacy at hospitals across the country, funding breakthrough research, numerous programs and services and construction of new facilities.

DONATE

Donate today! Every little bit makes a difference. Simply select Children’s Hospital Colorado from the dropdown menu, or the local hospital in your state.