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April 05, 2010
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
pMarketing@azstcu.org

Arizona State Credit Union Receives International Recognition with Two Communitas Awards for Commitment to Community Service and Social Responsibility

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union announced it received two Communitas Awards for making a difference in their community in an ethical way. The Credit Union was awarded:

  • Excellence in Community Service for creating HelpingAZ.com, an online community forum building a stronger community through job postings, tips and resources and an online discussion board. In its first year, it has grown to over 16,800 online members.
  • Excellence in Social Responsibility for the above and beyond efforts of Arizona State Credit Union Associate, Christina Maulfair, who provided outstanding member service to a Credit Union member who was facing a life threatening challenge that was immediately addressed and successfully resolved.

The Communitas Awards are presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), to recognize companies, organizations or individuals that donate time, effort or money to improve the communities in which they live or work.

"Arizona State Credit Union lives by its core values and we're honored for the international recognition with these two Communitas Awards," said David E. Doss, president and CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "We strive to provide assistance to our community not just through our financial services, but through each and every interaction we have with our members and the Arizona communities we serve."

"Judges were impressed by the community leadership shown by providing an informational website to help all Arizonans affected by the economy," said Ed Dalheim, Communitas director. "By creatively using its resources to help others, even non-members, Arizona State Credit Union is clearly an organization that exemplifies the spirit of communitas."

For more information about the products and services offered by the Arizona State Credit Union, visit www.azstcu.org.

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 130,000 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 four-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.

About Communitas Awards

The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities. The Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Founded in 1995, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of its members who contribute their unique marketing and communication talents to public service and charitable organizations.

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