December 13, 2018
The Foundation donates $27,000 to United Way of Laramie County!
We are pleased to announce the Blue Foundation, the credit union's independent 501(c)3 non-profit, has donated $27,000 to the United Way of Laramie County. The donation was the result of funds raised during our 17th annual golf tournament for the benefit of United Way this past August. For the past 17 years, the Foundation has given over $233,000 through the tournament to United Way, which serves the individuals and families in Laramie County through various education programming and funding.
“All of us at Blue have been bringing the community together to ‘Do Good’ by supporting United Way of Laramie County through this tournament. This past year we added a ball drop to assist in raising more funds for United Way,” said Stephanie Teubner, Blue’s President/CEO. "Our friends at Reiman Corp provided a 60 foot forklift and dropped the balls from the air all at once."
The United Way of Laramie County has also expressed their gratitude and excitement for this year’s tournament.
“The entire team at Blue is dedicated to the communities where they live and work and they inspire us everyday with their generous spirit and commitment to United Way," said Connie Sloan Cathcart, Executive Director of United of Way of Laramie County. "Our partnership with Blue is one of our deepest relationships.”
Connie Sloan Cathcart (let), United Way Executive Director and Stephanie Teubner (right), Blue FCU President/CEO pose together for the recent check presentation
Fueled by Do Gooders
The golf tournament comes on the heels of a year full of giveback from the credit union. While this is a stand-alone golf tournament hosted by Blue, the credit union and its employee volunteers have sponsored and volunteered at several benefit tournaments throughout the year.
“We couldn’t do what we do without our 'army of Do Gooders',” said Michele Bolkovatz, Blue’s VP of Public Relations. “Blue dedicates thousands of dollars to community events each year, but without our employees helping out, we wouldn’t have near the impact.”
The Blue Foundation was founded to help the credit union and its members fulfill their Do Good promise and promote financial literacy. The non-profit champions, funds and celebrates other non-profit causes in the several communities Blue serves. For more information, click here. The 2019 Blue Foundation Golf Tournament is planned for Friday, August 9. More information on sponsorships and team registration will be released early next year.
The ball drop at the Foundation golf tournament raised thousand of dollars as part of the annual donation.