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JANUARY 2011  
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union  
PFCU in Action

Senator Anthony Williams accepts a donation on behalf of West Philadelphia Coalition
of Neighbors and Businesses from Brenda Miles, PFCU Business Development Specialist.

PFCU Supports 21st Annual
Neighborhood-to-Neighborhood Festival

We continued our tradition of sponsoring the 21st Annual Neighborhood-to-Neighborhood Festival held Sept. 4 in West Philadelphia. Hosted by Senator Anthony Williams and presented by the West Philadelphia Coalition of Neighbors and Businesses, the festival attracts thousands of people from the local neighborhood and surrounding communities for a day of entertainment, fun and festivities. In addition to safety, health and community resource tables, PFCU representatives were on hand to distribute literature and giveaways to attendees.

Aid for Friends Receives Donation
After a flourishing season of harvesting fruits and vegetables from our community garden, the proceeds from sales to employees were generously matched by our Board of Directors. The donation to Aid for Friends totaled $1,500 this year and was presented to Lynn Trombetta, Assistant Executive Director. Aid for Friends is a nonprofit organization that serves free, daily home-cooked meals to needy, isolated residents in the Philadelphia area.

From left to right, Karen Eavis, PFCU Communications Specialist, and Catherine Nino,
PFCU Human Resources Manager, present a check to Lynn Trombetta, Assistant
Executive Director, Aid for Friends.

PFCU Establishes Endowment for CCP Students
Last year, the PFCU Board of Directors and Senior Management met with Stephen Curtis, the President of Community College of Philadelphia, to set up a financial endowment that would provide an annual $400 scholarship to a student registered at the Community College of Philadelphia's Northeast Campus. Several members of our Board's Executive Committee and Senior Management team recently met with Barbara McKenna to present her with the first Community College of Philadelphia Foundation's Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Congratulations Barbara!

From left to right, back row: Michael McAllister, Board Chairman Emeritus; James
McAneney, President/ CEO; Barbara McKenna, CCP Scholarship Recipient. Seated:
Joseph McHugh Jr., Board Chairman; Katherine Robinson, EVP;
and Dennis McBride, Board Treasurer.


The Bloomsburg branch's Christmas tree was beautifully decorated for
a local family in need.

Bloomsburg Branch Gets in the Holiday Spirit
Our Bloomsburg branch was once again proud to support TreeFest, an annual event where local Christmas tree growers donate over 100 live trees to be trimmed. Volunteers from the community, including youth groups, florists and garden clubs, set up and decorate the trees, which are each sponsored by an area business or individual. Throughout the event, local entertainment is provided, from school choirs to dance groups and folk musicians performing in front of a seasonal mural. At the conclusion of activities, the trees are donated to area families in need, as identified by local social service agencies. Our Bloomsburg branch representatives were happy to participate!.

PFCU Lends Support to Local Organization
PFCU members Bernard Rafferty and Gerard Prophete were on hand to accept a donation from PFCU Board Chairman Joseph McHugh Jr. for their community-based, nonprofit organization, Your Giving Hands. Established in 2010, the organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in need. Your Giving Hands provides struggling families with the resources needed for success. Their services include business training, employment assistance and reliable transportation.


From left to right, Bernard Rafferty, President, Your Giving Hands; Joseph McHugh Jr., PFCU Board Chairman; and Gerard Prophete, Vice President, Your Giving Hands.

Giving Warmth during the Holidays
For the fourth consecutive year, PFCU is proud to partner with the Greater Philadelphia Cares 15th Annual Winter Coat Drive as a drop-off site. You can still do your part by dropping off new or gently used winter coats in the designated bins located at our local PFCU branches through Jan. 17. All collected coats will go to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

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