Point Breeze Credit Union to Award $10,000 for Carroll County Community Care Challenge

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Community members are invited to submit ideas for enhancing the Carroll County community

Community members are invited to submit ideas for enhancing the Carroll County community

“Supporting and giving back to the communities we serve is at the very foundation of who we are,” says Bernie McLaughlin, president and CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union.

In celebration of Point Breeze Credit Union’s new office in Westminster, Md., Point Breeze announces its Community Care Challenge to benefit Carroll County. Point Breeze will award $10,000 in funding to one Community Care Challenge grand prize winner.

To participate in the Community Care Challenge, individuals, groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations are all eligible to submit project ideas for enhancing the community. Ideas can be submitted through a simple online application form starting March 15, 2017 through April 17, 2017 at https://www.pbcu.com/communitycarechallenge.

To be eligible, project ideas must benefit the Carroll County community and its residents. Applicants must also be able to explain how they would implement their idea with $10,000 and how they would measure its success.

Local judges will evaluate submissions based on their potential community impact, creativity and feasibility. Judges will then select four finalists to participate in a live pitch event. In addition to the grand prize winner, one runner-up and one second runner-up will receive $1,935, in honor of the year the credit union was founded, towards their idea.

“Supporting and giving back to the communities we serve is at the very foundation of who we are,” says Bernie McLaughlin, president and CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union. “We are excited to try something new with this Community Care Challenge, to engage with the people of Carroll County and tap into a vast pool of creative ideas for enhancing the community for residents.”

To apply, or to learn more about the Point Breeze Credit Union Community Care Challenge, visit pbcu.com/communitycarechallenge. 
 
About Point Breeze Credit Union
Point Breeze Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving more than 51,000 members and over 500 employer groups. The growing credit union, with total assets exceeding $745 million, currently has offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale, Bel Air and Westminster, and plans for expansion into Owings Mills in 2017. Members also have access to over 5,000 shared branch locations across the United States. Individuals who work, worship or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location are eligible to join. Point Breeze offers consumer and business checking, savings and loan services. Federally Insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, please visit http://www.pbcu.com.

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