CFCU in the Community

One of CFCU’s most important guiding principles continues to be the belief that giving back by volunteering time, energy, money and expertise will make our communities better places to live and work. We support many worthy charitable organizations and causes. If you would like to request a donation or sponsorship from CFCU, please send a detailed request to Please allow ample time for the Credit Union to review your request.

Below are just a few of the many initiatives we've supported. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos and learn more about the Credit Union.

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Like us on Facebook – Follow us on Twitter, and we'll donate to a worthy cause!

For every new “Like” to CFCU’s Facebook page and new follower on Twitter in January, the Credit Union will make a donation to our charities of the month. This month’s recipients are the American Red Cross and Catholic Charities.

  • Click the Facebook icon on our home page.
  • Search “CFCU Community Credit Union” from your own Facebook page and click the “Like” button.
  • Follow us on Twitter @my_CFCU.

“Like Us” or "Follow Us" today and help a worthy cause.

CFCU Day at Lynah RinkCFCU Day at Lynah Rink

CFCU helped pack Lynah Rink with over 2,000 fans to watch the showdown between Cornell and Harvard Women’s Hockey Teams. CFCU members got in for free; we handed out water bottles, ran the ever-popular ‘Sign Creation Station’ and even held a center ice slap shot contest for $500 to the winner and $500 to the United Way of Tompkins County! The Credit Union also participated in Kid’s Day at Newman Arena, where Big Red Men’s Basketball earned their first victory of the season!

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger LakesCancer Resource Center Walkathon and 5K

CFCU served as a bronze sponsor for the Cancer Resource Center Walkathon & 5K on Saturday, October 26. Employees also raised money online and took part in the event.

United Way Day of Caring 2013United Way Campaign and Day of Caring Drive

CFCU served as a Pacesetter in the United Way of Tompkins County Campaign and Day of Caring Drive. Employees and members collected 4500 items and delivered them to Stewart Park on the Day of Caring. The Credit Union also participated in the United Way of Cortland County Campaign and Day of Caring Drive and attended the UWCC kickoff breakfast.

SPCA of Tompkins County March for the AnimalsSPCA March for the Animals

The Credit Union was the Presenting Sponsor for the SPCA of Tompkins County March for the Animals on Saturday, September 28. CFCU employees, family members, and furry friends raised additional money for the SPCA and participated in the walk.

Relay For Life 2013Relay For Life

Dozens of Credit Union staff stepped out to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life events in Tompkins and Cortland counties. Participants and survivors came together to celebrate what they've overcome and remember loved ones lost to this disease.

Cornell Elves Backpack Program 2013The Elves Program

Once again this year, CFCU branches were donation points for collection of children's backpacks in support of the Cornell Elves Backpack Program. New backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies are distributed to benefit children in need throughout our community.

Family Reading Partnership Book Drive 2013Family Reading Partnership Book Drive

During the month of July, CFCU collected books for the Family Reading Partnership. Members and employees donated 816 books to help fill the Bright Red Bookshelves.

Grandparents Support GroupGrandparents Support Group

CFCU Community Credit Union is pleased to announce our sponsorship of Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca’s Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

“CFCU has been a long-time supporter of Family & Children’s Services and we’re honored to sponsor the Grandparents Support Group. This is a unique program in our community that addresses an important caregiver dynamic,” says CFCU President & CEO, Lisa Whitaker.

Facilitated by a Family & Children’s Service therapist in a supportive, educational environment, the group addresses unique challenges, issues, and solutions for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca provides affordable, professional services that support children, families, and organizations in finding solutions to the challenges of life today. For more information, visit

Grandparents Support GroupAwards and Recognitions

CFCU is honored to receive recognitions for our community efforts. Recent accolades include:

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, presented by the Credit Union Association of New York, 2013
  • United Way of Tompkins County Key Contributor Award, 2013
  • American Red Cross Hero Recognition, 2013
  • SPCA of Tompkins County “Business that Cares,” 2012 and 2013
  • Cortland County Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year, 2012