CoVantage Cares Foundation will kickoff of its annual two-week fundraising campaign. The event will begin Tuesday, which has become known nationally as Giving Tuesday, and will end Dec. 17. Funds generated will be matched with up to $150,000 in contributions from CoVantage Cares Foundation, a public charity established by CoVantage Credit Union. The Menominee Opera House House has been chosen as one of the local non-profit organizations to receive funding from this year’s campaign. Each organization was selected by CoVantage staff and are located throughout the communities served by CoVantage Credit Union.

CoVantage Cares Foundation was established as a way to provide financial support to organizations that serve individuals, especially those experiencing significant financial challenge, and organizations that work to enhance quality of life in communities served by CoVantage Credit Union.

According to CoVantage CEO Charlie Zanayed, “I’m grateful to say our credit union has a history of supporting local non-profit organizations and living our mission of helping those in need. Because our members, staff and community members have made Giving Tuesday campaigns such a huge success the past three years, we wanted to continue our public fundraising effort in 2019 with a larger match by the CoVantage Cares Foundation. We believe the communities we serve have the potential to raise enough money to match the Foundation’s $150,000 grant and as a result we anticipate being able to provide resources that will benefit thousands of local people served by receiving organizations.”

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