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Local giving for local living

At Cornerstone Credit Union, we are committed to supporting programs and not-for-profit organizations that make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our focus includes fostering partnerships with other community service organizations relating to health, hunger, home ownership, and financial education. Cornerstone strongly encourages educational achievement for local youth through our Founders’ Scholarship program. Learn more. 

South Beloit staff greet Snappers fans at the Ballpark

Cornerstone’s South Beloit branch manager, Barbara Ortiz, and Member Service Representative, Amanda  Verde, visited with folks at the Beloit Snappers game on Monday evening, August 13th in Telfer Park.

National Night Out

National Night Out was held Tuesday, August 7th. As part of the Rockford Area Chapter of Credit Unions (RACCU), Lorna Cote, CCU Marketing Director, and other representatives of RACCU greeted visitors and handed out prizes to game participants. It is a night across the nation for local police departments to meet and connect with the area they serve to build relationships with families. 

Music on Chicago

As a sponsor of Freeport's Music on Chicago summer series, CCU staff volunteered the evening of July 6th to greet the crowd and contribute their bartending skills to thirsty spectators, while listening to some great music by Miles Nielsen.

Pictured clockwise: Scott Arnold, VP of Lending & Lorna Cote, Marketing DIrector; Scott, Nikki Palas, Financial Services Representative, Uncle Sam & Lorna; Nikki & Scott serving the thirsty; and Scott & Nikki taking a brief break. 

Youth Month 2018 - "The Science of Saving"

Every April Cornerstone highlights our youth and how to teach our children good financial habits. Each of our three branches held a coloring contest and a guessing contest, with the grand prize of a bike for one lucky random winner. Eligibility was based on opening up new accounts and/or making deposits for youth up to 17 years old. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Sterling Winners:Sheila Del C Boites (coloring) with MSR, Laura Lemus & Elyiana Weatherby (guessing) with MSR Kathy Rodriguez

South Beloit Winners: Violet Jacobs (coloring) & Dylan Sooby (guessing)

Freeport Winners: Faith Kochsmier (coloring) & Vivian Bechtold (guessing, not pictured)

Bike & Helmet Winner: Maddox Hatfield, Freeport. (not pictured).

Money Smart Week awards winners of NEW Essay Contest

Cornerstone Credit Union was a proud sponsor of the NW IL Money Smart Committee Kid Essay contest. Students from 5th to 8th grade could write a 400-word essay that described the potentially devastating effects of a natural disaster on a family’s financial situation. This was Stephenson County's first contest. CCU awarded $250 to the 2nd place winner, Henry Engel.

Money Smart Week is a way to educate the general public about personal finance and this contest was created to get students interested in their finances at a young age.  

Congratulations to all three winners! Henry Engel, Le-Win seventh grader (pictured 4th and reading his speech above), won second place. Julie Smith, Cornerstone Credit Union Freeport Branch Manager (pictured 3rd above) presented CCU's $250 prize to Engel.

Money Smart Week sessions were held Saturday, April 21 through April 28. All events were FREE and open to the public. Thank you to all who attended CCU's sponsored events.

Cornerstone participates in “Today’s Dreamers, Tomorrow’s Leaders” Event

On March 28th, Cornerstone CU Marketing Director, Lorna Cote spoke to a class of young girls, grade levels 4 - 10, at the Stateline Boys and Girls Club South Beloit location. Lorna shared stories of her career path, including education, mentors, community involvement and choices she made along the way. The class was part of the “Today’s Dreamer’s, Tomorrow’s Leaders” Spring break program. Cornerstone is proud to partner with the Stateline Boys and Girls Club and to be a sponsor of the April 12th Gala event for young ladies.


CCU Supports United Way of NW IL


CCU is a corporate supporter of the United Way of Northwest Illinois. Cornerstone and its employees will contribute nearly $8,500 in 2017 to this organization, which improves the quality of life for many in our community. For more information, visit http://www.uwni.org/

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