For Immediate Release
October 13, 2009
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
Arizona State Credit Union Recognized With Prestigious Award for Outstanding Charitable Work
Receives 2009 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award for Successful Corporate Water Drive Benefiting Phoenix Rescue Mission
PHOENIX, Ariz.- Arizona State Credit Union announced today they have won the 2009 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, recognizing the Credit Union for outstanding social responsibility work and charitable projects that support the community. This special industry award is presented annually by the Arizona Credit Union League.
The Credit Union won the award for their corporate water drive that raised 1,350 cases (32,400 bottles) of water and $1,800 in cash for the Phoenix Rescue Mission, an organization dedicated to providing food, water and shelter year-round to the homeless. In the summer months, the Mission's top priority is to provide heat relief. The water collected and donated by Arizona State Credit Union associates was enough to give the Rescue Mission a four-month supply.
"We are so proud of the enthusiasm and excitement shown by our associates in their efforts to support a charitable organization like the Phoenix Rescue Mission," said David E. Doss, President and CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "But additionally, we are honored to be able to help people in need. 'People Helping People' is the foundation upon which every credit union is built."
Departmental teams competed against each other in an effort to reach the Credit Union's initial goal of 500 cases of water. To build excitement and foster a spirit of competition, associates lined up on a hot afternoon to donate either $5 or a case of water for the chance to sink their favorite executive into a dunk tank. As the cases of water mounted, they were stacked in the lobby of the corporate headquarters, literally creating a "Pyramid of Life." The winning team brought in 450 cases alone.
In winning this award, Arizona State Credit Union continues its commitment to volunteerism and helping the people of Arizona in ways that go far beyond financial management. The Credit Union will go on to represent the State of Arizona in Washington, D.C., at a national competition for Credit Unions from across the nation.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full service not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 133,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a three-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a three-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.