RALEIGH, N.C. (November 15, 2017) – At a ceremony at Coastal Credit Union headquarters in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon, the credit union awarded $50,000 in total to 5 area nonprofits and the individuals who nominated each in its 50 Forward contest held earlier this fall. The nonprofits received $5,000 each while, in a surprise twist, their respective nominators also received $5,000.
The winning charities are:
The contest ran from August 31st to September 22nd through Coastal’s Facebook page. Participants were asked to identify a nonprofit within the 16 counties where Coastal does business, and briefly describe why the nonprofit was deserving of a donation, and what it does that is meaningful to the person nominating it.
“Coastal has operated in this community for 50 years and we thought what better way to celebrate our longevity than by giving back,” said Brandon McAdams, VP Marketing and Product Development. “Each nonprofit selected is more than deserving of the award they have received, and adding the element of surprise for each nominator just made this contest that much more fun to execute. It truly speaks to our motto – We Share.”
For more information, please contact Joe Mecca at 919-420-8044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Coastal: Coastal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” Today, with $2.9 billion in assets, Coastal serves 240,000 members from 1,700 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina. Coastal operates 22 branches in the Triangle market and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 5,000 shared branches, 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs, mobile banking featuring mobile check deposit, and a robust offering of online services at www.COASTAL24.com.