A Message from CEO Bill Lawton and Board Chair Teresa Folino

Bill Lawton Teresa Folino
We thank you for your continued support and membership at Community Financial Credit Union. We are pleased to share our 2017 Community Matters Annual Report in which you’ll find information highlighting the credit union’s commitment to our members and our communities. read more . . .

Board of Directors

Teresa A. Folino (Chair)
Dan Herriman (1st Vice Chair)
Albert Berrie
Don Bain (Secretary/Treasurer)
Paul Bedich
Deborah Ronayne (2nd Vice Chair)
Mark Riegal
Adi Sathi
Ron Meteyer

Supervisory Committee

Terry Jolly
Jennifer Langan
Carol Leroue
Mary Lowing
Steve Rowley

Together We Are Stronger

Community not only makes up our name, it is the core of everything we do. We know we wouldn’t exist without our members and the communities in which they live. We are excited to share our 2017 Community Matters Annual Report highlighting some of our favorite moments of 2017. Thank you for your support, together we can make a difference.

Signature Giving Programs

loading...Community Financial prides itself on enhancing our communities. Through several signature annual charitable giving programs, we are able to partner with our members and our neighbors to lend a hand to local groups that help build stronger communities.

In March, our “Thumbs Up For Charity” program invited the community to nominate their favorite nonprofit. Five finalists were chosen and the community voted for their favorite with the top vote-getter receiving $10,000.
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Partnering With Schools

loading...At Community Financial we believe that educating our youth on financial topics determines the success of our future. We are proud to support every level of education throughout northern and southeast Michigan. From scholarships, to financial education presentations and student-run credit unions, we work to teach students the importance of good money habits and provide them with information that will last throughout their lifetime.

In 2017, our team continued running our award winning Student-Run Credit Union program in 49 local schools and provided hundreds of hours of classroom presentations to help impact the lives of over 26,000 students.
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Community and Member Outreach

loading... Community Financial team members are the heart of our credit union. Throughout the year Community Financial and its team members have donated both time and dollars to help build stronger communities. Through our “volunteer day with pay” our employees spend a day volunteering at a local non-profit such as local food pantries, Salvation Army, Gleaners Food Bank, Life Remodeled and many other non-profits that help build stronger communities.

Our employees have fun supporting local organizations with our annual dress down days. Whether donating food or dollars, our employees enjoy to supporting local non-profit organizations wearing jeans for a day. We are proud of our “People Helping People” philosophy at Community Financial.
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People Helping People

The credit union industry was founded on the principal of “People Helping People.” Credit unions are financial institutions, but they’re designed to help everyday people gain control over their finances. While traditional banks keep large chunks of their earnings as profits for shareholders or trustees, credit unions redistribute profits back to their members in the form of lower interest rates on loans and higher interest rates on savings.

Since opening our doors in 1951, Community Financial Credit Union has been committed to enhancing the financial well-being of our members and our communities. You’re welcomed as an owner, because that’s who you are. We help put money back into our members’ pockets by refinancing existing loans at lower rates and providing competitive rates on deposits. We also save members money with options such as free checking, free mobile banking, and free access to thousands of ATMs across the country.
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Some of the groups we’ve supported on behalf of our members:

Health/Wellness
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Angela Hospice
Blum's Landing
Camp Casey
Canton Reponse to Hate Crimes
Children With Hairloss
Children's Miracle Network (CU4Kids)
Enough SAID: MI Women's Foundation
Fraternal Order of Police
Garland Charity Classic
Gerard Meteyer Foundation
Karmanos Cancer Center
Lewiston 50 Plus
Lewiston Lions
Live Like Max
LOVE Runs
March of Dimes
New Hope Center For Grief Support
Otsego Memorial Hospital Foundation (OMH)
Pearls of Great Price Coalition
Plymouth Community United Way
Plymouth-Canton Alano Club
The Rainbow Connection
VFW 2356 Hillman
VFW Auxiliary Post Northville
Education
AAUWNN
Achieve Charter Academy
Atlanta Community Schools
Canton Community Foundation
Canton Parks and Rec: BLOCK
Clarenceville School Foundation
Detroit Cristo Rey
e-NABLE Novi Library
Gaylord Community Schools
Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral School
Hillman Back To School Bash
Hillman Community Schools
Johannesburg-Lewiston Schools
Liberty Science Olympiad
Little Stars Women in Technology
Livonia Schools Foundation
Minds Matter Detroit
National CU Foundation
New Morning School
New School High
Northville Education Foundation
Novi Education Foundation
Parents of African American Students Novi
P-CCS Robotics
Plymouth Canton Literacy Council
Plymouth-Canton Educational Excellence Foundation
Schoolcraft College Foundation
South Lyon Robotics
St. John's Learning Center
Wayne- Westland Foundation
Wayne-Westland Community Schools
Environment
Brush Creek Mill
Master Gardeners of Western Wayne Co.
Maybury Farm
Northville Community Foundation
Otsego Conservation District
Otsego Wildlife Society
Disabilities
Buddy To Buddy
Connect Us
Crossroads Industries, Inc.
Fallen and Wounded Soldiers
Kelly's Kids
Stiggy's Dogs
Family/Children
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta Senior Center
Canton Township
Children's Dyslexia Center of SE Michigan
First Step
Foster Closet of Western Wayne
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce
Livonia Rotary
Livonia YMCA
Montmorency County Commission on Aging
Northville Parks and Rec
Novi Youth Assistance
Otsego Child Welfare Alliance
Otsego County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Board
Otsego County Library
Plymouth Canton Stars
Plymouth Community Council on Aging
Plymouth Rotary
Plymouth YMCA
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Samaritas Home & Community Center
Seedlings Braille Books
TEARS
United Way of NE MI
United Way of Otsego County
United Way of Plymouth
Vista Maria
Womens Giving Circle
Food/Shelter
Alternatives for Girls
Blessings In a Backpack- Livonia
Canton Goodfellows
Caring Place
City of Livonia: Food Commodity Program
Community Sharing of Lewiston
Food Bank of Eastern MI Backpack Lunch Program
Forgotten Harvest
Gaylord Kiwanis Foundation
Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern MI
Habitat for Humanity
Journey To Housing
Livonia Community Service Organization
New Beginnings
Northville Civic Concern
Northville Public Schools
Novi Rotary Foundation Feed the Need
Open Door Food Ministry
Ostego Food Pantry
PB & J Ministry
Plymouth Goodfellows
Salvation Army
The Brown Bag Movement
VFW Post 1518
Animal Welfare
Elk Country Animal Shelter
Friends for Life of Otsego County
Otsego County Fair
Arts/Culture
Barefoot Productions
Canton Public Library
Friends for the Development of Greenmead
Friends of the Otsego Library
Friends of the PENN Theater
Livonia Symphony
Montmorency County Fair
Northville Art House
Northville HS Music Boosters
Otsego County Historical Society
Partnership for the Arts and Humanities
PCEP Choirs
Plymouth Arts Council
Plymouth Canton Marching Band
Plymouth Community Band
Plymouth District Library
Plymouth Good Morning Parade
Plymouth Historical Museum
Plymouth Ice Festival
Simple Threads
WSDP Radio, 88.1 The Park
Disaster Relief
Atlanta Fire/EMS Charity
Canton Firefighters Charity
Hillman Community Radio
Hillman Fire & EMS Services
Northville Township Police
Novi FOP #128
Novi Police and Fire Benevolent Fund
Otsego County Shop with a Cop
Plymouth Police Officers Association
Sports/Play
Alpena Brown Trout Festival
Atlanta Sports Boosters
Canton High School Football
Hillman Athletic Boosters
Kona Running Group
Northville High School Athletics
Novi Athletic Boosters
P-CCS Athletics
Other
Canton Chamber of Commerce
Canton Newcomers
City of Northville
Community Foundation of Plymouth
FAIR Michigan
Gaylord Chamber of Commerce
Gaylord DDA
Gaylord Rotary
Hillman Chamber of Commerce
Kiwanis Club of Plymouth
Livonia Chamber
Northville Chamber of Commerce
Northville DDA
Novi Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth Chamber
Plymouth DDA
THAW
Westland Chamber of Commerce

Some of the groups we’ve supported on behalf of our members:

Health/Wellness
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Angela Hospice
Blum's Landing
Camp Casey
Canton Reponse to Hate Crimes
Children With Hairloss
Children's Miracle Network (CU4Kids)
Enough SAID: MI Women's Foundation
Fraternal Order of Police
Garland Charity Classic
Gerard Meteyer Foundation
Karmanos Cancer Center
Lewiston 50 Plus
Lewiston Lions
Live Like Max
LOVE Runs
March of Dimes
New Hope Center For Grief Support
Otsego Memorial Hospital Foundation (OMH)
Pearls of Great Price Coalition
Plymouth Community United Way
Plymouth-Canton Alano Club
The Rainbow Connection
VFW 2356 Hillman
VFW Auxiliary Post Northville
Education
AAUWNN
Achieve Charter Academy
Atlanta Community Schools
Canton Community Foundation
Canton Parks and Rec: BLOCK
Clarenceville School Foundation
Detroit Cristo Rey
e-NABLE Novi Library
Gaylord Community Schools
Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral School
Hillman Back To School Bash
Hillman Community Schools
Johannesburg-Lewiston Schools
Liberty Science Olympiad
Little Stars Women in Technology
Livonia Schools Foundation
Minds Matter Detroit
National CU Foundation
New Morning School
New School High
Northville Education Foundation
Novi Education Foundation
Parents of African American Students Novi
P-CCS Robotics
Plymouth Canton Literacy Council
Plymouth-Canton Educational Excellence Foundation
Schoolcraft College Foundation
South Lyon Robotics
St. John's Learning Center
Wayne- Westland Foundation
Wayne-Westland Community Schools
Environment
Brush Creek Mill
Master Gardeners of Western Wayne Co.
Maybury Farm
Northville Community Foundation
Otsego Conservation District
Otsego Wildlife Society
Disabilities
Buddy To Buddy
Connect Us
Crossroads Industries, Inc.
Fallen and Wounded Soldiers
Kelly's Kids
Stiggy's Dogs
Family/Children
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta Senior Center
Canton Township
Children's Dyslexia Center of SE Michigan
First Step
Foster Closet of Western Wayne
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce
Livonia Rotary
Livonia YMCA
Montmorency County Commission on Aging
Northville Parks and Rec
Novi Youth Assistance
Otsego Child Welfare Alliance
Otsego County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Board
Otsego County Library
Plymouth Canton Stars
Plymouth Community Council on Aging
Plymouth Rotary
Plymouth YMCA
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Samaritas Home & Community Center
Seedlings Braille Books
TEARS
United Way of NE MI
United Way of Otsego County
United Way of Plymouth
Vista Maria
Womens Giving Circle
Food/Shelter
Alternatives for Girls
Blessings In a Backpack- Livonia
Canton Goodfellows
Caring Place
City of Livonia: Food Commodity Program
Community Sharing of Lewiston
Food Bank of Eastern MI Backpack Lunch Program
Forgotten Harvest
Gaylord Kiwanis Foundation
Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern MI
Habitat for Humanity
Journey To Housing
Livonia Community Service Organization
New Beginnings
Northville Civic Concern
Northville Public Schools
Novi Rotary Foundation Feed the Need
Open Door Food Ministry
Ostego Food Pantry
PB & J Ministry
Plymouth Goodfellows
Salvation Army
The Brown Bag Movement
VFW Post 1518
Animal Welfare
Elk Country Animal Shelter
Friends for Life of Otsego County
Otsego County Fair
Arts/Culture
Barefoot Productions
Canton Public Library
Friends for the Development of Greenmead
Friends of the Otsego Library
Friends of the PENN Theater
Livonia Symphony
Montmorency County Fair
Northville Art House
Northville HS Music Boosters
Otsego County Historical Society
Partnership for the Arts and Humanities
PCEP Choirs
Plymouth Arts Council
Plymouth Canton Marching Band
Plymouth Community Band
Plymouth District Library
Plymouth Good Morning Parade
Plymouth Historical Museum
Plymouth Ice Festival
Simple Threads
WSDP Radio, 88.1 The Park
Disaster Relief
Atlanta Fire/EMS Charity
Canton Firefighters Charity
Hillman Community Radio
Hillman Fire & EMS Services
Northville Township Police
Novi FOP #128
Novi Police and Fire Benevolent Fund
Otsego County Shop with a Cop
Plymouth Police Officers Association
Sports/Play
Alpena Brown Trout Festival
Atlanta Sports Boosters
Canton High School Football
Hillman Athletic Boosters
Kona Running Group
Northville High School Athletics
Novi Athletic Boosters
P-CCS Athletics
Other
Canton Chamber of Commerce
Canton Newcomers
City of Northville
Community Foundation of Plymouth
FAIR Michigan
Gaylord Chamber of Commerce
Gaylord DDA
Gaylord Rotary
Hillman Chamber of Commerce
Kiwanis Club of Plymouth
Livonia Chamber
Northville Chamber of Commerce
Northville DDA
Novi Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth Chamber
Plymouth DDA
THAW
Westland Chamber of Commerce
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