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Connex Corporate Giving Statement

Connex Credit Union has a long history of supporting the communities we serve through in-kind donations, fundraisers, volunteerism, scholarships and financial knowledge seminars. To better serve our members and the community, we are pleased to introduce ConnexCares, our credit union’s charitable and philanthropic program. Our mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being, and understanding to our members and the greater communities we serve.

Financial Seminars
Connex is committed to improving the lives of our members by working in their best interest and by giving them the guidance they need to help them achieve their financial goals. As a part of this commitment to our members, we are extending this philosophy to the greater community by hosting financial literacy seminars throughout the year.
 
Our financial literacy seminars focus on various topics that help our members and community make more informed decisions when it comes to finances. Some of the topics we’ve covered include Medicare, Social Security, retirement, understanding credit scores, identity theft and much more. The seminars are taught by subject matter experts from Connex and various organizations.
 
Coins-for-Change
Our coin cashing machines help raise over $10,000 a year for local organizations that include animal shelters, food banks, youth groups and more. The coin cashing machines charge a five percent fee to Connex members and a seven percent fee to non-members. Unlike many machines that charge higher fees and profit from them, Connex donates 100 percent of the collected fees to various organizations in the community. The best part is anyone can get involved to support a good cause. We encourage you to cash in your loose change and help make a difference. Coin cashing machines are at our branches in Guilford, Hamden, Meriden, and North Haven.
 
Scholarships
College can be the most enjoyable and rewarding experience of a student’s life, but it can also be expensive. To help offset the expense of college and reward students for their ambition, Connex offers three scholarships annually.
 
• The $2,000 John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship (for students demonstrating a commitment to community service)
• The $2,000 Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship (specifically for business students)
• The $1,000 Nicolas G. Hackett Memorial Scholarship
 
Volunteerism
Connex firmly believes in giving extra time back to worthwhile causes, which is why from time to time you’ll see Connex associates out in the community supporting events, fundraisers and more. For example, we’ve assembled a team of Connex employees and family members armed with goodwill and enthusiasm to participate in a home build for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. We also lace up our shoes and run for a good causes such as the PLR ShamRock & Roll 5K to raise awareness and collections for the Diaper Bank.
 
In-kind Donations and Fundraising
Each year we make monetary contributions or help an organization with its fundraising efforts. Whether it’s collecting coats for a local coat drive or raising funds to purchase gifts for needy families during their holidays giving event, Connex Credit Union and its employees are committed to helping to make a difference.
 
We are proud of the work our company and our employees partake in to help make a difference in the communities we live and work in. Helping others is an important cornerstone of our business, and if your organization is interested in partnering with us to host a financial seminar or participate in our Coins-for-Change program, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
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Save to Win

Jessica Byrd (a second-time winner!!) and Sadie Redman won money just for saving money in our Save to Win program.

 

ConneXfactor 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 ConneXfactor grand prize winner, Brittany Corey!! She is pictured here with Connex CEO/President, Frank Mancini.

 

Coins-for-Change Quarter 2 Donations 2017

Q2 Coins Collage photo

As part of our Coins-for-Change donation program, Connex donated to Lea's Foundation for Leukemia Research, Girls Lead, Inc., CT Family Support Network, and Rain of Hope.

 

Save to Win - 2nd Quarter Winner 2017

Jessica Byrd

Jessica B. (right) was Connex's second quarter $500 winner!

 

Scholarship Winners 2017

Scholarship Winners 2017

Connex donated $5,000 to this year's three scholarship winners!

 

Coins-for-Change Quarter 1 Donations 2017

Coins Q1 2017 donations

As part of our Coins-for-Change donation program, Connex donated to Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, North Haven Garden Club, New Haven Reads, and North Haven Education Foundation.

 

ShamRock & Roll 5K Road Race - 2017

ShamRock and roll 5k road race 2017

In March 2017, Connex sponsored the WPLR ShamRock & Roll 5k Road Race. Connex employees donated over 45,000 diapers that benefited the Diaper Bank!

 

Habitat for Humanity 2016

Habitat for humanity 2016

In October 2016, Connex employees and family members pitched in to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.

 

Save to Win: December 2016/January 2017

Save to win december 2016/january 2017

Members who have won cash prizes through Connex's Save to Win program!

 

Coins-for-Change Quarter 4 Donations 2016

Coins Q4 2016

As part of our Coins-for-Change donation program, Connex donated to Wags 4 Hope, Operation Fuel, FISH of Greater New Haven, and Food Rescue US.

 

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Drive 2016

Adopt a family holiday drive 2016

For its annual holiday drive, Connex adopted a family in need from the New Reach organization.  Through the generous contributions of our members and staff, we were able to collect over 180 winter clothing, bedding, toy and household items in addition to gift cards to a family of six. We also donated over $1,000 to the New Reach organization. Thank you to all who helped make this holiday season a litttle merrier for a local family!

 

Coins-for-Change Quarter Three Donations 2016

Coins Q3 donations 2016

As part of our Coins-for-Change donation program, Connex donated to Save the Shack, Wallingford Community Day Care Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center, and the Melissa Jones PTO Playground Revitalization Project.

 

Miracle Jeans Day 2016

Miracle Jeans day 2016

Connex staff members participated in national Miracle Jeans Day to raise funds for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital: Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.

 

Coins-for-Change Quarter Two Donations 2016

Coins Q2 Donations 2016

As part of our Coins-for-Change donation program, Connex donated to Arts for Learning CT, Ronald McDonald House of CT, Spanish Community of Wallingford, and Young Ladies Taking Responsibility and Portraying Proper Educational Development.


Coins-for-Change Quarter One Donations 2016

Coins Q1 donations 2016

As part of our Coins-for-Change donation program, Connex donated to Master's Manna, SARAH Foundation, Silver City Cadet Squadron, and VetFuel.


ShamRock & Roll 5K Road Race - 2016

ShamRock and roll 5k road race 2016

In March 2016, Connex sponsored the WPLR ShamRock & Roll 5k Road Race. Connex employees donated over 16,000 diapers that benefited the Diaper Bank!


Save to Win- February 2016

Save to win febuary 2016

February winner Louis M., with Melissa O'Connor - North Haven Branch Manager.


Home for the Holidays 2015

Home for the holidays 2015

Connex collected over 200 items to create housewarming baskets for residents of the Columbus House shelter who are transitioning from homelessness to their own home. Connex also donated over $1,000.


Save to Win - October 2015

Save to Win october 2015

Catherine M. (right), October winner, with Carl Casper - VP of Customer Advocacy and Melissa O'Connor - North Haven Branch Manager.


Habitat for Humanity - 2015

Habitat for humanity 2015

In October 2015, Connex employees and family members pitched in to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.


Save to Win - August and September 2015

Save to win august and september 2015

Lauren N. - August winner, and Collin A. and Bridget M. - September winners - with Carl Casper, VP of Customer Advocacy.


 

 


 

Coins For Change

Our Guilford, Hamden, North Haven and Meriden branches feature coin counting machines. With a low 5% fee for members and a 7% fee for non-members, we donate 100% of the profits to caring organizations in the community! Bring your change in today! Or contact Marketing at connex_marketing@connexcu.org if your community organization would like to partner with Connex to receive a quarterly coin donation!

 

 

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