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UCU community investments, 2021 year in review.

2021 In Review: University Credit Union’s Community Investments

UCU ranked top Maine credit union for volunteer service ORONO, Maine (February 23, 2022) – Fulfilling its mission to advance members’ financial well-being in every stage of life, in 2021 University Credit Union proudly invested in organizations, programs and causes focused on community and campus needs, from food insecurity and financial literacy to small business…

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ProsperityME Welcomes UCU’s Lesley Ridge to Marketing & Development Committee

PORTLAND, Maine (February 7, 2022) – ProsperityME has appointed UCU Community Engagement Manager and certified financial counselor Lesley Ridge to the organization’s volunteer Marketing & Development Committee. Founded in 2008 by Claude Rwaganje — a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo — ProsperityME is a non-profit service organization dedicated to helping Maine’s immigrants and…

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University Credit Union to Match Ending Hunger Donations Through December 31

UCU will donate up to $25,000 to help end hunger in Maine ORONO, Maine (December 1, 2021) – For the fourth consecutive year, University Credit Union (UCU) is matching donations to help end hunger in Maine, up to a total of $25,000. Donations made online or in-person at any UCU location between November 15 and December…

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Jenn Deschene Joins United Way of Aroostook Board of Directors

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (November 19, 2021) – The United Way of Aroostook has appointed UCU Community Engagement Manager Jenn Deschene to the organization’s volunteer board of directors. The United Way of Aroostook is uniquely positioned to break the cycle of poverty and create stronger communities in northern Maine, as a funder of Community Impact Grants…

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International Credit Union Day 2021

October 21st is International Credit Union Day (ICU Day)!

October 19, 2021 Every year credit unions from around the world come together to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) to help raise awareness about what credit unions mean for their members and communities. This year’s ICU Day theme, “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,”™ speaks to the efforts credit unions contribute to…

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UCU Named Among Best Places to Work in Maine.

University Credit Union Named Among Maine’s 2021 Best Places to Work

ORONO, Maine (September 29, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program…

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Maine Credit Union League Honors UCU’s Renee Ouellette as “Outstanding Credit Union CEO” of the Year

ORONO, Maine (August 31, 2021) – At its annual convention held Thursday and Friday, August 19 and 20 in Portland, the Maine Credit Union League presented University Credit Union President and CEO Renee Ouellette with the 2021 James M. Gratto Award for Outstanding Credit Union CEO. UCU employees nominated Ouellette for her extraordinary leadership of…

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University Credit Union Introduces Community Engagement Team

ORONO, Maine (August 31, 2021) – University Credit Union (UCU) is pleased to announce Jenn Deschene and Lesley Ridge as the credit union’s new Community Engagement Managers. Ridge and Deschene will represent UCU in communities throughout the state, engaging with members, businesses, nonprofits, local leaders, and others to support financial literacy, volunteerism, and public service.…

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Use #ilovemycreditunion on July 30th!

Help us inspire Authentic, high-energy conversation on why we love our credit unions. On July 30th, credit unions from all over will come together on social media with the purpose of showing the world what it means to be part of a credit union and why we love it! Join us on social media on…

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UCU Awards Scholarships to Seven University of Maine System and Maine Maritime Academy Students

ORONO, Maine (June 17, 2021) –Annually, University Credit Union (UCU) awards scholarships to students from each University of Maine System institution and Maine Maritime Academy to support students’ pursuit of higher education . “We continue to be inspired by Maine student’s perseverance as they pursue their education, especially overcoming the challenges they faced due to…

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