Ascentra Credit Union Board Member Larry Ketelsen presents a donation check to the Clinton Humane Society on behalf of the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation. This was one of the thirty-seven organizations in our region that were surprised with such donations this summer.

Ascentra Credit Union Board Member Larry Ketelsen presents a donation check to the Clinton Humane Society on behalf of the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation.

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation gave $17,000 to 37 different charities and organizations throughout the region this summer. These efforts stem from the credit union’s encouragement of staff to volunteer and give back to the community.  The foundation committee wanted to support the causes that the volunteer board of directors and senior leadership are active with and elected to allow them to give out $1,000 to their efforts and causes.

“Our leadership team and volunteer board of directors are very passionate supporters of many worthy causes in our region.  The financial support through the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation enables us to make an even more profound impact for these great organizations!” said Ascentra President and CEO Dale Owen.

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation was established in 2013 as the charitable arm of the credit union to honor the memory of the credit union’s late President and CEO Paul Lensmeyer and to meet the charitable and educational objectives of the Board of Directors of Ascentra Credit Union.

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The organizations that benefited included: 

  • American Red Cross Muscatine –Louisa Branch, Muscatine
  • Associate Benevolent Society, Clinton
  • Bettendorf Fine Arts Patron, Bettendorf
  • Bettendorf Rotary Club, Bettendorf
  • Bettendorf Soccer Association, Bettendorf
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley, Davenport
  • Central Community Educational Foundation, Dewitt
  • Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, Moline
  • Christ’s Family Day Care, Davenport
  • Churches United of the Quad Cities, Bettendorf
  • City Center Ministry, Davenport
  • Clinton Humane Society, Clinton
  • Community Health Care, Inc., Davenport
  • Davenport Chordbusters, Davenport
  • First Christian Reformed Church, Fulton
  • Gold Coast & Hamburg Historic District Association, Davenport
  • Habitat for Humanity Clinton
  • Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
  • Henry County Humane Society, Geneseo
  • Humane Society of Scott County, Davenport
  • Illowa Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Geneseo
  • Iowa Quad Cities Rotary Club, Davenport
  • King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, Davenport
  • Muscatine Arboretum Association, Muscatine
  • Quad Citians Affirming Diversity, Rock Island
  • Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan
  • Quad City Hockey Association, Davenport
  • Rick’s House of Hope, Davenport
  • River Bend Food Bank, Davenport
  • Rock Island Music Association, Rock Island
  • Safe Path Survivor Resources of Family Resources, Moline
  • Scott County Family YMCA, Davenport
  • Sterling Schools Foundation, Sterling
  • The 180 Zone, Davenport
  • The Pregnancy Center, Clinton
  • Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, Rock Island
  • YouthHope, Moline

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