American Heritage Credit Union Awarded Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
On Monday, March 25th, The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) announced American Heritage Credit Union (American Heritage) as the winner of the 2019 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The award honors credit unions that strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-members through community outreach programs. The award will be presented to American Heritage at the 2019 PCUA Annual Meeting in May.
American Heritage is being recognized for its Kids-N-Hope Foundation, which raises money through its fundraising events to support the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and many other hospitals within American Heritage’s field of membership. Since its inception in 1996, the American Heritage Kids-N-Hope Foundation has raised over $1.6 million for local pediatric healthcare. Through the support of the Foundation, the Music Therapy Program is offered to the patients at CHOP and has allowed the hospital to purchase musical equipment, provide a music therapist and bring in musical performers specially trained in assisting children with developmental disabilities.
This past year, American Heritage also donated a Giraffe OmniBed Carestation to St. Mary’s NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit in Langhorne, PA, and purchased a NAO Robot for CHOP for their music and physical therapy programs.
This is the 24th time that American Heritage has been honored with the first place Dora Maxwell Award at the state level. American Heritage has won the award 12 times at the national level.
“Being recognized with the Dora Maxwell Award is a true statement to the impact that our Foundation makes on our communities” states Bruce Foulke, President & CEO of American Heritage. “Helping the communities where we serve is a vital part of our mission, and the Kids-N-Hope Foundation is the core of my passion. I am extremely grateful for our Board of Directors, employees and members who helped make this award possible. With their donations and volunteerism, we are able to help thousands of children and their families who are involved with the Foundation.”
About American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is a $2.5 billion, member-owned financial cooperative serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 185,000 members, with more than 35 locations across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Camden Counties. Founded in 1948, American Heritage Credit Union is now one of the 100 largest credit unions in the United States and named the # 1 credit union in the state of Pennsylvania by Forbes. For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit AmericanHeritageCU.org.