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American Eagle Financial Credit Union Donates $5,000 to Hampden County Organizations

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) announced $5,000 in total donations for two organizations based in Hampden County — American Eagle’s first service area outside of Connecticut. The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield and Springfield Partners for Community Action have each been selected to receive $2,500 grants from American Eagle’s donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

“A few short years ago, American Eagle became the first Connecticut credit union to expand into Massachusetts, and we made a commitment to play the same active role within this community as we do in the rest of our member service area,” said Dean Marchessault, president and CEO of AEFCU. “The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield and Springfield Partners for Community Action provide tremendous assistance, care, and resources to Hampden County families. It’s our hope these grants will bolster their efforts and serve as a reminder of our team’s admiration for the organizations.”

Michelle D’Amore, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut & Western Massachusetts, noted that “we are deeply grateful to American Eagle Financial Credit Union for their support of the programs at the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield. This gift will truly make a difference for our children and their families who will need our ‘home away from home’ while being treated at area children’s hospitals.”

Added Paul Bailey, executive director of Springfield Partners for Community Action, “on behalf of the low-income residents that we serve in Springfield, we would like to thank American Eagle Financial Credit Union for their generous donation. The funds will be used to support our scholarship-program efforts, where for the past 18 years we have awarded 12 $1,000 scholarships to low-income high-school seniors and adult learners.”

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