Friday, Jan 8, 2015

Community News

Setting Priorities

Prospera raises over $90k for the United Way

Erin Nesci, Prospera CU


orking together and helping each other is one of the basic values that all co-operative organizations share. It’s also a necessary component for building healthy, strong communities. For ten years, Prospera Credit Union has been supporting United Way to help empower healthier communities throughout BC and in 2015, the credit union and its 430 employees raised a further $95,116 towards that goal.


“I believe most of us want to make a difference, but often we get overwhelmed by the complexity of the issues facing our communities so we don’t always know where to start or how we can help,” says Prospera’s President and CEO, Shawn Good. “What makes United Way so effective at tackling tough issues is their willingness to initiate conversations with people who live in the community as well as municipal governments and community organizations to determine local priorities. Once priorities are set, they’re able to direct resources and support to the local organizations that are best suited to respond to the specific needs within their region.”


As a local credit union, Prospera is dedicated to supporting organizations that make life better for everyone. Prospera employees have been coordinating United Way workplace campaigns for more than a decade and raised over $700,000 in that time. Knowing they are making a meaningful difference for others, they are committed to continue assisting those in need and building stronger communities throughout the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan.


About Prospera Credit Union

Building on more than 70 years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative with operations from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, we serve our members through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking; and a locally-based contact centre. Through our membership in The Exchange network, our members enjoy access to more than 3,300 surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees).


Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera. With an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities. To learn more, check out Prospera’s YouTube channel and Facebook page or visit the credit union’s newsroom online at



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