Learn more about Denver Community Credit Union and its involvement in the community!
Denver Community Credit Union held its 79th Annual Meeting on February 27th, 2014. We had a great turnout, and thank everyone that attended. At the Annual Meeting, members got to hear about some of the plans and initiatives of the credit union for the year to come, as well as the credit union's performance in 2013. The meeting focused on "Credit Union Difference" - what makes credit unions so unique in the financial industry. From our not-for-profit status, to our member-oriented service culture, we truly believe that Denver Community Credit Union (along with all credit unions) makes an impact in the communities we serve. To read this year's annual report, please click the link below.
Denver Community Credit Union was the proud Hotline Sponsor for the second year in a row of KYGO’s Christmas Crusade, a fantastic program that was organized in 1984 by a small group of “Santa Cops.” Each year sheriff and police officers across the metro area work to spread the joy of Christmas to thousands of underprivileged children. Officers meet and select these children during their work in their communities throughout the year. KYGO’s Christmas Crusade gave all of us the chance to help these "Santa Cops" bring joy into many households in our local area by donating toys or money to the cause.
This year, thanks to our wonderful members and people from the community, we were able to raise over $2,000 in addition to toy donations. All the donations go directly towards the purchase of toys and gifts for underprivileged children in the Denver Metro area.
To see how the Christmas Crusade for Children shopping day went, please visit our Facebook page by clicking here.
This is just one example of how great credit union members and members of the community were at supporting the Christmas Crusade. This was just one example. Every donation no matter how large or small makes all the difference!
Denver Community Credit Union continually strives to be involved in our community. One way we participated with our community this month was by helping to sponsor the Colorado Anti-Violence Program's annual Rooting Down, Rising Up fundraiser, which was on October 22nd. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program has been dedicated for the past 27 years to ending violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado by providing high quality services to survivors of violence. As a sponsor of the annual fundraiser, Denver Community Credit Union was able to reach out to over 250 guests at the sold out event.
It was a really great, touching event to see what the Colorado Anti-Violence Program does for the community. For more information about the Colorado Anti-Violence Program, visit their website.
October was a very busy, but very fun month for Denver Community. One of the best things we got to do was participate in Boo at the Zoo! From October 25th through October 26th, Denver Community Credit Union was armed with candy and ready to see everyone's costume. Boo at the Zoo is an annual event where multiple businesses and organizations come together at the Denver Zoo to provide children with a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment. While we were handing out goodies we were able to tell people about our involvement with Children's Miracle Network's Miracle Marathon. We helped sponsor the Miracle Marathon as part of Credit Unions Across Colorado. For more information about the Miracle Marathon, click here.
Denver Community Credit Union was excited to be part of the Children's Miracle Network Miracle Marathon. Credit Unions Across Colorado helped sponsor the Marathon, which is a 27.2-day virtual fundraising in which participants run/walk (or achieve forward motion) one mile per day for 27 days. It started October 1st and ended October 27th, 2013. The final day was for the kids. All participants in the Miracle Marathon completed an extra mile at the same time on October 27th. The Miracle Marathon helps support our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital - Children's Hospital Colorado.
One place Denver Community Credit Union team members liked to move their mile, was James Bible Park!
It is still not too late to donate, visit www.miraclemarathon.org for more information about the Marathon and about Children's Miracle Network.
Denver Community Credit Union is thrilled to announce that we were the runner up for the Mountain West Credit Union Association's Community Impact Award for our work on the Annual Back to School Fair! The Credit Union Community Impact Award is given to a credit union program that has positively affected the community in the Arizona, Colorado, or Wyoming credit union movement. The award went to Desert Schools Federal Credit Union in Arizona. Congratulations to them! The work that is done with these credit union run programs demonstrates just part of the credit union difference.
For more about Denver Community's work with the Back to School Fair and its impact on the community, please watch the following video:
Denver Community Credit Union is so happy we could be a part of Operation Warm this year! It was wonderful to see kids benefit from the work of the organization and the the help of the Denver Housing Authority.
Denver Community Credit Union is so excited to be part of Miracle Jeans Day as part of Credit Unions for Kids. We are wearing jeans in support of our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital - Colorado Children's Hospital. Click here to see a special message from some of the children who benefited from Miracle Jeans Day.
Our great partners at Rocky Mountain MicroFinaince Institute hosted a Boot Camp Class at our community room. The class allowed each Boot Camper to present an entire Business Plan and a loan pitch to the audience for the event.
Denver Community Credit Union, once again, dropped by the Civic Center Park to host a booth for the Civic Center Eats event.
Denver Community got to host a booth at Mi Casa’s Business Resource Fair which allowed clients that were starting a business to network with other organizations to gather information that can help jump-start their business.
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On-site classes and events held through our Clear Money Program included a presentation called “Go-To-Market Strategies” hosted by Bryan Kimbell of Brand Folder and Stacey Saggese of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute. Denver Community also hosted our Money Makeover class where over 50 people came in attendance to learn about important budgeting tips.
Our community partners continued to host many different events throughout the month of June that we attended as well. These events included Golden Triangle Association’s Third Thursdays at Colefusion, Denver Public Library’s Business Breakfast, and Aurora Chamber’s Women of Business Luncheon all provided wonderful opportunities to network with business leaders and other associates throughout the community.
Denver Community Credit Union was invited to participate in the 4th Annual Safe Summer Kick Off Resource Fair at Kepner Middle School through the City and County of Denver. Over 50 private and public community organizations had participated with nearly 350 people in attendance. Special guest included a few of the Denver Nuggets' Dancers.
The Denver Public Library kicked off their annual Book Fair at their location and Denver Community Credit Union hosted a booth while also being a sponsor for the event.
The Civic Center Conservancy hosts their Annual Civic Center Eats celebration where various food trucks come down to Civic Center Park to serve food. Denver Community Credit Union got the opportunity to host a booth with other organizations for the first month of the event.
The Denver Housing Authority kicked off their 2nd Annual Homeownership Fair and Denver Community was there as well with a booth, along with other diverse set of partner agencies, to inform attendees about how we provide various resources and services in the greater Denver area and foster advancement in education and economic standing.