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American Eagle Seeks Public Input on Where to Send Donations

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) is asking its members and the general public to help decide which local organizations should win thousands of dollars in donations by voting in the latest round of AEFCU’s Cash Back to the Community.

Now in its second year, Cash Back to the Community has yielded more than $137,000 in total donations for 18 different nonprofit and/or 501(c)(3) organizations spread throughout American Eagle’s service area. Like previous installments of the quarterly program, American Eagle will evenly distribute 1% of its total interchange income, which is generated each time its members use an American Eagle Financial Credit Union credit or debit card, to the contest’s top three vote getters. Since the program’s inception at the start of 2020, Cash Back to the Community winners have received an average donation of $7,611.

“Every time we open the nomination process for Cash Back to the Community, we’re amazed by the incredible number of dedicated and deserving nonprofit organizations performing important work in our communities. The only comparison is witnessing the high level of enthusiasm and advocacy we’ve continually enjoyed during the contest’s two-week voting period,” said Dean Marchessault, president and CEO of AEFCU. “Each of the nominees are already winners in our book — and however this round of voting shakes out, we thank each one of them for their service and commitment to their mission.”

The voting form and the list of nominated organizations for the latest installment of Cash Back to the Community can be found at americaneagle.org/cashbacktothecommunity. The voting period will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 19, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.