Ten area students are one step closer to achieving their academic goals.  Each earned $1,000 to help pay for their college costs as part of the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition.  The scholarship awards five $1,000 scholarships to high school students planning to enter college.  The other five $1,000 scholarships are given to members age… Read More


The Summer Enrichment Initiative (SEI) in Rock Island received a huge boost thanks to a generous $18,897.00 grant from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) materials. LLI is the primary curriculum used by SEI but unavailable to staff and the children they serve at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with six Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are… Read More


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… Read More


The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) honored six credit union representatives, with more than 175 years of experience between them, at the Iowa Credit Union Convention on September 16-18 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Larry Ketelsen received the 2015 Heritage Award for demonstrating extraordinary commitment, service and leadership in… Read More


Thanks to a generous donation from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation and other donors, Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities broke ground on their latest construction at 1218 Perry St. in Davenport on June 6th. Fostering community development and investing to enhance the financial viability of the underserved are key parts of the mission of the… Read More


PICTURED (left to right): The Ascentra Scholarship 2015 winners include Luke Giovanine, Dakota Keller, Thomas Byrne, Bailey Ford, Arika Allen, Lindsey Figg and Guadalupe Chavez with Ascentra President & CEO Dale Owen. Other winners not pictured include Jennifer Baldwin, Adam Cline and Laura Kulp. Another round of $10,000 was awarded to area students to help… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a total of five Diamond Awards, which nationally recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council at the council’s annual conference, held March 25-28 in Las Vegas this… Read More