Wednesday, January 18, 2012

EECU Awards Forward Thinking Grant

EECU - A Community Credit Union is pleased to announce that their quarterly Forward Thinking Partnership Program grant has been awarded to the Jackson Civic Art Association. The organization received $1,500.00 to help fund their “Community Life Drawing” Program, which is an opportunity for the Jackson community to experience the time-honored tradition of the human figure as an art form. Life drawing enhances the quality of life through the artistic process, and serves to enrich the lives of post-secondary students/artists and the Jackson community as a whole.

“EECU’s Forward Thinking Partnership Program was developed in recognition of years of support from our local educational community,” said RenĂ©e Allen, Operations & Marketing Director of the credit union. “The program helps great educational ideas and projects become reality through financial assistance.” To qualify, projects or ideas must be educationally related and enrich the lives of students/participants. Funding examples include: classroom materials, special educational or enrichment programs, playground or recreational equipment, library or media materials, special speakers or assemblies, etc. Additionally, the project or idea must provide a benefit to a significant portion of EECU’s membership or potential membership and/or the communities in which they live.

For an application or to learn more about EECU’s Forward Thinking Partnership Program, contact our Business Development Department at 517.787.2060, ext. 3731 or e-mail Completed
applications may be returned via e-mail or postal mail. Deadlines for consideration are the end of each fiscal quarter: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

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