We like to give and share! Learn about our scholarships, programs and community involvement.
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 4
We are so grateful to be a part of our wonderful community.
The holidays are a perfect time of year to acknowledge just how lucky we are by sharing what we have with members who need a little extra help. Each year at this time, Sun Federal invites our members to nominate fellow members who could use a little extra holiday cheer.
Since we started the Sun Federal Season of Giving program in 2013, and together with the love, caring and support of our members, we have brightened the holidays and delivered some extra special gifts to more than 75 members in need.Online Form Printable Form
In 2016, Sun Federal collected over 775 lbs of various items for these food local food banks!
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Please no perishables, frozen foods, glass jars or baby food.
As part of our mission – People Caring About People – Sun Federal has adopted families in need and provided them with monetary and material support. Each year around the holidays we invite our generous and loving employees to participate in our annual Angel Tree, a giving program designed to help our adopted families.
Since the holiday Sun Federal Angel Tree program began in 2006 we have provided 16 families and two organizations with special holiday giving!
Maria Fanelli Levine, Sun Federal Accounting Manager for 13 years, was a shining example of our mission: People Caring About People. Though Maria is no longer with us, she continues to care for and serve our members through the Maria Fanelli Levine Memorial Trust Scholarship. Each year her trustees present a scholarship opportunity to members or their children who are qualified high school seniors or current college students.
This year we have transformed our scholarship selection process! After submitting entries, applicants will be selected for our Top 5 Finalist round and will then be asked to compose a 1,000 or less word essay answering a question that will be revealed at the time of being notified. Top 5 Finalists will also be invited to attend our annual meeting.
We are asking applicants to submit a 60 second – 2 ½ minute video answering the following question:
Pick one of the five fundamentals* of credit unions and use it to convince your best friend why it’s better to use a credit union than any other kind of financial institution.
*Five fundamentals of all credit unions: cooperative business model, non-profit, democratically controlled (one member, one vote), member-owned, with a board of directors comprised of its member-owners.
Our Award Amounts are as follows:
1st - $2,000
2nd - $1,500
3rd – $1,000
Our remaining top finalist will receive a $250 scholarship toward their higher education pursuits.
Video Entry Deadline: February 22, 2019Apply for our Scholarship!
Heading for higher education? Once you’re enrolled and before you hit the books, make a quick video in your own style and submit it to the Ohio Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) to enter to win their annual Video Scholarship Contest.
Each year the OCUF awards an eligible Ohio credit union member a $5,000 scholarship for their unique, personal, and fun video submission.
Deadline for 2019: TBDVideo Details and Application
Our annual Extraordinary Teacher of the Year Award! This includes classroom teachers, subject teachers and certified teaching professionals who provide direct instruction to students, K through 12, in a classroom setting, such as a reading specialist, speech therapist, learning support teacher, librarian, etc.
Use our online form to submit a nomination narrative telling us why you're nominating this educator for the Extraordinary Teacher of the Year Award. The narrative should include examples and supporting information about how the nominee shows a superior commitment to ensuring top-level education for their students.
Eligible School Districts: Anthony Wayne, Cardinal Stritch High School, Oregon, Ottawa Hills and Washington Local Schools
Eligible School District: Wilson Schools
* includes $500 match from the Wilson Education Foundation
Here's what our members gained in 2017 in addition to great rates, products and trusting relationships...
In 2014, members of Sun Federal CU were invited to “Take the Saving Giving Challenge.” By refinancing their high rate loans from elsewhere, members saved over $1.84 million in interest and consolidated more than 650 debts through the Saving Giving Challenge! Since we reached our goal, we donated $7,500 to the American Cancer Society Northwest Regional Office.
The Saving Giving Challenge continued in 2015 with a new goal and a new way to give back... to members!