EAST HARTFORD – American Eagle Credit Union, which has a branch in Plainville, is giving its members a chance to determine how to spread some money around.
The program, titled Cash Back to the Community, allows members to vote for three qualified nonprofits each quarter and American Eagle will give these organizations 1 percent of the credit union’s debit and credit card interchange income.
So, the more often members use their cards, the more money is donated.
“As Connecticut’s largest community-focused credit union, we are always concentrated on making the places where we live and work better,” said Dean Marchessault, president and chief executive officer of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. “Cash Back to the Community expands American Eagle’s philanthropic efforts by inviting our members and public to play an active and engaged role in helping steer where the new funding will be used.”
The credit union prides itself on its philanthropy.
“Our branch managers and their teams are deployed into their communities to really engage with them and make sure that we’re giving back,” said Anne-Marie Katzer, vice president of retail sales and service. “So we’re really excited to partner with communities and offer that.”