Season of Giving

Members Helping Members

2019 Nominees Accepted: NOVEMBER 1 - 30

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 2008, 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 278 families in need in need. 

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CU Food Drive - We're People Helping People...Eat!

 Sun Federal collected several hundred pounds of various items for these local food banks since 2015!

2019 Collection: NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 16

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank Philabundance Helping Harvest

Need some ideas of what to donate?

Toledo Area Branch Donations Philadelphia Area Branch Donations West Lawn Branch Donations

  • Peanut Butter

  • Cereal

  • Saltine Crackers

  • 100% Juice

  • Apple Sauce, Peaches, Pears, Fruit Cocktail

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Ramen Noodles and other Dry Pasta

  • Dried Beans

  • Spaghetti Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Ravioli

  • Canned Beef or Chicken, Spam, Tuna Fish

  • Stews and Soups

  • Pork & Beans

  • Green Beans, Corn, Peas and other Canned Vegetables

  • Powdered Milk

  • Toiletries

Please no perishables, frozen foods, glass jars or baby food.

  • Canned / Shelf Stable Meats

    (including Tuna)

  • Jelly (plastic containers only)

  • Canned Beef Stew

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Canned Chili

  • Canned Soup

  • Canned Pasta, Beef Ravioli

  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables

  • Creamy Peanut Butter (plastic containers only)

  • Breakfast Cereal or Hot Cereal

  •  Cereals

  • Peanut Butter

  • Grains (rice, oatmeal, etc.)

  • Dry Milk

  • Pasta

  • Snack Items

  • Beans

  • Fruit Juices

  • Canned Goods: Tuna, Meats, Fruits, Vegetables, Soups

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste

  • Bath Soap

  • Baby Shampoo

  • Baby Wipes

  • Lotion

  • Baby Diapers 

What Should I Donate?

Angel Tree 

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 20+ families and three organizations with special holiday giving!


Sun Federal's Maria Fanelli Levine Memorial Trust Scholarship

2013 Scholarship WinnerMaria 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.

2019 Maria Fanelli Levine Memorial Trust Scholarship Winners

After submitting video entries, our Top 5 Finalists we chosen. Those five were then asked to compose an essay answering a question. 

Our Scholarshp Winners Are:

1st - $2,000 - Marty J. Pennington [video]

2nd - $1,500 - Anthony Tomaliwski [video]

3rd - $1,000 - Paige Martin [video]

4th  - $250 - Stephanie DeRitam [video]

5th - $250 - Katelyn McFadden [video]

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients! 

Teacher of the Year

Extraordinary Teacher of the Year Award

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. 

Do you know an extraordinary teacher?

Select one of the online forms below 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. 

Ohio Awards

Eligible School Districts: Eastwood, Otsego, Lake Local, Oregon City Schools, Anthony Wayne, Ottawa Hills, Washington Local, Cardinal Stritch, Penta, Owens, Elmwood, Bowling Green, North Baltimore, Perrysburg, Rossford and Northwood

  • $500 for one teacher from the top 3 school districts
  • $1,000 scholarship awarded to one high school senior from the district with the most nominations
Nomination Deadline: April 3, 2020

Pennsylvania Awards


Eligible School District: Wilson Schools

  • $1,000 to a K-5 teacher*
  • $1,000 to a 6-12 teacher*
  • $1,000 to one high school senior selected by the District

* includes $500 match from the Wilson Education Foundation

Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2020
How will nominations be reviewed?
A committee from Sun Federal will judge the nominations and select one teacher/educator from each district.

Value Proposition

Here's what our members gained in 2018 in addition to great rates, products and trusting relationships...

Value Proposition

Saving Giving Challenge Donation

Saving Giving Challenge Charitable Donation

Saving Giving Challenge Charitable Donation

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!