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Catholic Charities 2018 Corporate Champion Award Given To Local Credit Union for Helping DuPage Area Students

Jan 04, 2019 02:01PM ● By Hannah Ott

Naperville - DuPage Credit Union recently received the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet’s 2018 Corporate Champion Award. The award is given annually to a business that demonstrates commitment to those in need through generosity and volunteerism to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet.

DuPage Credit Union earned this award for their continued service to the charity’s DuPage County Back to School Fair through their We’ve Got Your Back Backpack Fundraiser. Since its foundation five years ago, the Credit Union’s Backpack Fundraiser has raised over $62,000 and helped thousands of DuPage County students in need begin the school year with school supplies needed to succeed in the classroom. Credit Union Team Members also volunteered to organize and distribute the backpacks filled with supplies at the Fair.

“DuPage Credit Union’s We’ve Got Your Back backpack fundraiser has had a tremendous impact on Catholic Charities,” said Glenn Van Cura, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet. 

“The students who receive these backpacks and school supplies are given the gift of returning to school with the tools they need to learn and succeed. We are so grateful to DuPage Credit Union for their partnership and generosity.”

“We’re humbled to have earned this prestigious award,” said Amy Brandt, DuPage Credit Union Vice President of Business Solutions. “We value our partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and look forward to helping even more students in 2019.”

About DuPage Credit Union: DuPage Credit Union is more than just a bank we’re a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 35,000 Members, we’re energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. We offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties; or attends school in DuPage County. To learn more about how DuPage Credit Union gives back to the community visit

About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is a faith-based organization that provides service to people in need and calls others of good will to do the same. Through a variety of programs and services, Catholic Charities fosters awareness and collaboration to help the least among us in the seven counties they serve: Will, Kendall, Grundy, DuPage, Iroquois, Ford, and Kankakee.

Source: Tamara McQueen 630-428-3440 ext. 3068