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ViaCU gives back to our communities throughout the year, but know the need is always greater during the holidays. Therefore, ViaCU staff and members gave back in the following ways:
Angel Tree Programs
ViaCU’s staff, along with Taylored Systems, raised $2,000 for local Angel Tree programs:
Blackford High School: Toni Coffel, Grace Shockey, Todd Hill and Christy Burbank
Grant County Salvation Army: Lt. Michaela Lendt and Dave Abernathy
Kosciusko County Salvation Army: Tracy Speigle and Ken Locke
Stocked Local Food Pantries
Non-perishable food and toiletries were collected at each branch.
- East: The Harvest House
- Gas City: The Well
- Hartford City: Senior Center
- South Marion: Homeland Mission
- Warsaw: Combined Community Service
- West Marion: The Salvation Army
Via Credit Union awarded 15 grants totaling over $5,300 to local teachers for the funding of special classroom projects. Over the years, ViaCU has funded 131 projects totaling over $52,500 to area teachers.
The recipients of this year’s Teacher Grants will fund the following projects:
- Mary Ball, Eastbrook Middle | Ecosystems
- Lisa Belcher, Oak Hill Junior High | Finding Gold in the Classroom
- Natalie Biggerstaff, Harrison Elementary | Lively Literacy
- Markus Clancy, Montpelier Elementary | Skating at the MES
- Nathan Downs, The King’s Academy | Pickle Ball Set
- Anissa Fox, Lakeview Christian | Math Galaxy
- Dan Graney, Harrison Elementary | Great Roller Coaster
- Amanda Green, Blackford Intermediate | Great Grow Along
- Danielle Hewitt, Oak Hill High | Dramatic Literature
- Kari Johnson, Oak Hill Junior High | Author Engagement
- Chris Painter, Blackford Intermediate | Students are the Pros
- Julie Storm, Lapel High | Te Cuento la Cocina
- Tim Tarplee, Lapel High | OSHA Certification
- Kristina Wagner, Frankton Junior/Senior High | Spanish FUN
- Jean Wright, Marion Regional Career Center | Accountivities
Via Credit Union understands the importance of education, which is why we offer six $1,000 Scholarship to High School Seniors who have been a member of ViaCU for at least one year by application deadline and have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
To apply, please submit the following to Via Credit Union on or before March 15, 2022.
1. Complete an application and essay.
2. Provide a copy of your transcript (which should include your SAT and/or ACT score):
or Mail to:
Via Credit Union
4505 S. Adams St.
Marion, IN 46953
3. Ensure both a teacher and the guidance counselor complete a Reference Form.
*All materials become the property of the selection committee and interviews may be scheduled if necessary. Scholarship will only be awarded once proof of college registrations is received. Scholarship will be made payable to the recipient and the attending college/university/trade school.
Thank you for your votes!
ViaCU won FIVE of the Chronicle-Tribune's Greatest Awards!
- GREATEST CREDIT UNION [for the 15th year in a row!]
- GREATEST PLACE TO WORK
- GREATEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN [for the 10th year in a row!]
- GREATEST PLACE TO GET AN AUTO LOAN
- GREATEST INVESTMENT COMPANY
A special thank you to our staff who makes ViaCU the greatest!
As Congress considers critical new spending, policymakers are eying unconventional sources of revenue to fund their plans.
One proposal under consideration would require credit unions and other financial institutions to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how much money has gone into and out of many consumer accounts.
This unprecedented access to consumers’ personal financial data raises several alarms.
- This proposal would violate consumers’ personal privacy by forcing credit unions and banks to provide the government with information that does not reflect taxable activity.
- The government relies on decades old data systems to store and secure IRS information. These systems have already been compromised in recent years, and the addition of this type of data only increases the likelihood of a future breach.
- Financial institutions—particularly those in rural and low-income communities—would face unnecessary and expensive regulatory hurdles that could make it untenable to serve those consumers already left behind by Wall Street banks.
Those opposed to this potential IRS reporting provision, are encouraged to take action and contact members of Congress by using this ready-to-send form to send a message!