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Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union donates $3,500 to YWCA of Niagara Frontier

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Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am

Second of four community gifts

As part of its “commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits,” Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union distributed its second gift to YWCA of Niagara Frontier, whose goal is improving the lives of women living in WNY. A check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to organization CEO Kathy Granchelli on Tuesday, March 23.

Pleasantly surprised, Granchelli expressed the value of this gift to the organization: “Cornerstone Community FCU has been a supporter of the YWCA programs and services for many years. Their employees have volunteered on our boards and committees; ‘dress-down’ days have supported our crisis programs; and their associates have donated food and supplies to our shelter. This significant donation was totally unexpected and so appreciated and needed. We hope to continue to partner with Cornerstone in the future as we work to support the needs of women and families in Niagara County.”

A press release stated, “The YWCA of Niagara Frontier, in combination with its partners in Niagara and the Tonawandas, encompasses a legacy of over 100 years of involvement in social justice and community engagement. Activities that support this mission has been in the form of classes and programs timely and pertinent to current events and community needs, as well as educational opportunities, and safe housing. The ongoing evolution of the YWCA of Niagara Frontier continues with its unwavering commitment to empower women, eliminate racism, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Learn more, including their newest innovation on the cusp of opening its doors to enhance the lives of women in our community, at https://ywcaniagarafrontier.org/.

“Cornerstone Community FCU extends its outreach to Niagara County nonprofits who work tirelessly each and every day to ease the burden on fellow members of the community.”

David Nemi, chairman of the board of directors for Cornerstone Community FCU, said, "We are honored to recognize the efforts of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier with the second community donation. Their passion for our community brings much hope to Niagara County. Their services and expertise are lifechanging to those who need the support.”

Cornerstone is a credit union/financial cooperative that has been serving Niagara County since 1957 and also now serves Erie County. It began as Unit No. 1 Federal Credit Union, serving the employees of Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors. Anyone who lives, works, worships, goes to school or volunteers in Niagara and/or Erie County can join this credit union.

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