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Build Your Backpack Events!
This year, we will be volunteering at both events in Tompkins and Cortland county helping to hand out backpacks for children in need. We'll also have a fun free giveaway for them as well!
Tompkins: Saturday, August 19 at Walmart in Ithaca
Cortland: Tuesday, August 22, at CFCU's 281 branch!
Esty Street Community Garden
We have partnered with GreenStar to create the Esty Street Garden! Cornell Cooperative Extension and Loaves and Fishes were both instrumental in this endeavor as well.
The garden utilizes the CFCU-owned plot of land next to our Meadow Street Branch and it will provide learning opportunities,as well as provide food to the Loaves and Fishes Free Meal Program.
Our CFCU Shred Day is back! Bring your sensitive documents to shred and old electronics to recycle! Then, you can cool off with a nice glass of lemonade from Alex's Lemonade stand, a foundation who raises funds to fight childhood cancer.
Cortland: July 22nd 10am - 12pm, Tops Plaza
Ithaca: July 29th 10am - 12pm, East Hill Plaza
We'll be collecting school supplies again this year for local kids in need! Any donations are greatly appreciated!
Cortland Main Street Music Series!
Join us for music and fun every Friday night in July! Check out this FANTASTIC line up! See you there!
Old Boy Records Night
Nate & Kate
Small Town Shade
The New York Rock
The Charlie Bertini & Ronnie Leigh All-Stars
Cortland Dairy Parade!
CFCU is excited to participate in the Cortland Dairy Parade again this year on June 6th! Staff will be traveling through the parade handing out the beloved cow tales® candies for attendees. Our cow mascot will back again this year as well!
Ithaca Festival Parade!
On Friday June 2nd, CFCU staff will be walking in the fabulous Ithaca Festival Parade! Since the theme this year is "Celebrating Like it's Our First..." we decided to go with a 70's theme since the first Ithaca Festival was in the 70's! Come on down, check out our groovy threads, and celebrate "Peace Love & Membership" with us... And of course, we'll have candy for everyone! See you there!
CFCU Day with Cornell Lacrosse!
CFCU Day with Cornell Men's & Women's Lacrosse is Saturday April 29th! All members get in FREE! Stop by and see us to get your FREE giveaway!
The Women's team plays Harvard at 12pm, the Men's team plays Princeton at 3pm, and it's senior day for both teams!
Can't wait to see you there!
Celebrate Youth Week with Us!
April 10-15 is Youth Week at CFCU! We're celebrating our young members who will someday lead the Credit Union movement! This year the theme is Give a Hoot About Saving!
Stop into a branch this week with your child for:
- A small giveaway for all kids who stop in to a branch
- Penny guess contest - the child who guesses the closest wins the contents of the jar! Contest Rules
- CUNA Saving Contest - kids can enter their name into a raffle to win a grand prize. Contest Rules
- Get your child started with their first savings account!
We look forward to seeing you and the family for Youth Week!
CFCU Day with SUNY Cortland Athletics!
You're not going to want to miss CFCU Day with SUNY Cortland Athletics on April 22nd! All members get in FREE! We will be at ALL of the following sporting events - You could even make a day out of it with the family! Stop by and see us to get your super fun FREE giveaway! Can't wait to see you there!
Baseball vs. Oswego @ Noon
Softball vs. Oneonta @ Noon
Women's Lacrosse vs. Oswego @ 12:30
Men's Lacrosse vs. Potsdam @ 3:30
Track & Field Cortland Classic (All Day)
Cortland Business Showcase
We had an absolute blast at the 2017 Cortland Business Showcase! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth! We hope you had as much fun as we did.
4th Annual Ithaca Polar Plunge
Our brave and daring Plungers took on the challenge and plunged yet again this year! The event raised $40,000 for New York Special Olympics!
Strike Out Hunger Bowl-A-Thon
All of our teams had a blast at Cortlanes in Cortland helping raise money for local Meals on Wheels programs! Congratulations to one of our teams ("Just Rolling With It") who had the highest overall score!
Team CFCU participated in the Crossword Competition for Tompkins Learning Partners AND won the "Perfect Puzzle"!
IPEI Spelling Bee
IPEI's 19th Annual Adult Spelling Bee was a resounding success, raising of $30,000 in funds for IPEI's grants for teachers! Congratualtions to CFCU's Team who came in 2nd place!
CFCU Day with Cortland Men's Hockey
Don't miss CFCU Day with Cortland Men's Hockey on February 17th at 7pm! FREE entry for CFCU members plus our sign-creation-station, and a fun giveaway! Bring the whole family!
CFCU Day with Cornell Women's Hockey
Saturday, February 18th at 3pm is CFCU Day with Cornell Women's Hockey! All CFCU members receive FREE entry into the game! We'll also have a free giveaway for all attendees and our sign-creation-station will be set up as well! Can't wait to see you there!
CFCU Day Ithaca College Wrestling
Join us for CFCU Day with Ithaca College Wrestling on Friday, February 10th at 7pm! CFCU members receive free entry into the match, and we'll be giving out FREE foam fingers to attendees!
2017 Kid's Day with Cornell Basketball!
Saturday, January 14th is Kid's Day with Cornell Basketball! Kids get FREE entry into the Men's and Women's Basketball Games at Bartels Hall! PLUS, starting at 3:30pm there will be FREE kids activities, including face painting, bounce house, and more! CFCU will have our sign-creation-station there and we'll be handing out free giveaways! You don't want to miss this fun, family-friendly event!
2017 CFCU Kid's Day with SUNY Cortland
Don't miss this fun family-friendly event!
Join us on Saturday, January 7th for CFCU Kid's Day with SUNY Cortland, starting at 2pm at the Whitney T. Corey Gymnasium on SUNY Cortland's campus!
CFCU members receive FREE entry into all SUNY Cortland athletic games on Jan. 7th (including men's & women's basketball and men's hockey), there will be activities especially for the kids to enjoy, and CFCU will be there with giveaways, and our popular sign-creation-station!
Games on January 7th:
Men's Basketball - 2pm
Women's Basketball - 4pm
Ice Hockey - 7pm
CFCU Day with Ithaca College Basketball
Join us for CFCU Day with Ithaca College's Men's AND Women's Basketball on Tuesday, December 6th! The Women's game starts at 6pm and the Men's game starts at 8pm. We'll be at both games handing out FREE foam fingers and hosting our always popular sign-creation-station! And of course, CFCU members get in free!
CFCU Day with Cornell Football 2016
Come on out and enjoy CFCU Day with Cornell Football on November 19th at noon! CFCU members receive FREE entry into the game (with proof of membership)! We'll be tailgating outside of Schoellkopf Field and handing out FREE sports water bottles to attendees, as well as hosting our much-loved sign-creation-station!
Join us in cheering on Big Red against UPenn! GO BIG RED!
CFCU Day at the Sciencenter 2016
It's time again for our much anticipated CFCU Day at the Sciencenter! Join us on Friday, November 11th, from 10am-5pm for FREE entry into the Sciencenter for CFCU members (must show proof of membership). There will be hands-on experiments, activities and exhibits! The Sciencenter is fun for ALL ages!
The Sciencenter is located at 601 1st Street, Ithaca, NY. Can't wait to see you there!
Ithaca's Wizarding Weekend
CFCU is the Family Fun Sponsor for Ithaca's main Wizarding Weekend event, taking place on October 29, from 10am-5pm! Many of the family activities are free due to CFCU's sponsorship! Young witches and wizards should stop by the CFCU tent at the event where our defense against the dark arts experts will help them determine their patronus! Participants will take a short quiz to determine their patronus and they'll receive a handout and small stuffed animal depicting their animal!
2016 International Credit Union Week
Oct. 17-22 we celebrated International Credit Union Week! This year's theme was "the authentic difference," which CFCU strives to deliver every single day! We had free apples out all week for our members, delivered from a local orchard, cookies, as well as our FREE 2017 Calendar featuring pictures submitted by our own talented members!
CFCU Downtown Summer Concert Series
CFCU was proud to again to sponsor the Summer Concert Series in Downtown Ithaca. Concerts were FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you next summer for more great music, great company, and great giveaways!
2016 CFCU/YMCA Community Blood Drive
Schedule your appointment today to donate blood at our Community Blood Drive with the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County! Your contribution could help save a life!
When: Saturday, September 10th, 10am-5pm
Where: YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County, 50 Graham Rd. Ithaca, NY.
Participants receive a free Red Cross Beanie as a thanks for their donation!
Schedule your appointment now!
CFCU Day with SUNY Cortland Football
On Saturday, September 10th, at Noon we partnered with SUNY Cortland Football for a CFCU Day to kick off the season- Go Red Dragons! The game was FREE to all CFCU members; many brought the whole family! We gave out free water bottles to attendees and prizes during half time to Summer Reading Program participants.
What: Our CFCU Shred Day was as popular as ever with members bringing car fulls of sensitive documents to shred and old electronics to recycle. We also performed car seat checks, and collected school supplies for the Elves Program and CAPCO. And even though it was a hot day, members were able to cool off with a nice glass of lemonade from Alex's Lemonade stand, a foundation who raises funds to fight childhood cancer.
Ithaca: July 23rd 10am - 12pm, East Hill Plaza
Cortland: July 30th 10am - 12pm, Tops Plaza
Cortland Main Street Music Series!
Join us every Friday in July for great music in downtown Cortland (between 64 and 76 Main Street)! The music starts at 6pm and it's FREE for all to enjoy! We will be giving away FREE reusable glow-in-the-dark cups to attendees so be sure to stop by our tent! Don't miss the great music, company and giveaways at the Cortland Main Street Music Series!
7/8 - Dwayne Dopsie
7/15 - The Jeff Love Band
7/22 - The Heavenly Chillbillies
7/29 - Hypnotic Clambake
Hope to see you there!
CFCU Day at the Hangar Theatre
CFCU was thrilled to once again partner with the Hangar Theatre in July to offer a FREE performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, exclusively for CFCU Members! The event was sold out and featured an amazing show, a teddy bear raffle and a cast autograph session after the show!
2016 Cortland Dairy Parade
CFCU was excited to participate in the Cortland Dairy Parade again this year! Staff rode through the parade on a tractor and handed out the beloved cow tales® candies for attendees. Our cow mascot was back again this year as well!
Ithaca Festival Parade!
In June 2016, CFCU staff had a wonderful time walking in the fabulously eccentric, local, Ithaca Festival Parade! We had a fun spin on the "Mix it Up" theme by showing you CFCU's recipe for success. And of course, we had candy for everyone!
CFCU Day for SUNY Cortland Hockey
In February 2016, CFCU hosted a CFCU Day with SUNY Cortland Hockey! CFCU members received free entry into the game and all attendees were given a great CFCU water bottle! We also had our sign-creation-station and kids, parents and students alike made wonderful signs to cheer on the team!
SUNY Cortland CFCU Kids Day
In January 2016, CFCU sponsored a Kids Day with SUNY Cortland. There were multiple hockey and basketball games, as well as kids activities, games, and giveaways, all absolutely free for kids and CFCU Members of all ages! Go Red Dragons!
In November 2015, staff and members collected dozens of coats and winter gear for local people in need this winter season. Items were donated to both CAPCO and Catholic Charities.
Wear it Pink Day
In October 2015, CFCU staff wore pink in order to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer.
International Credit Union Day
In October 2015, CFCU had a wonderful time celebrating International Credit Union Day (and week!). We gave away apples, cookies and CFCU calendars to all of our valued members. We also asked members to tell us why they loved CFCU and we got some great answers!
CFCU Day with Cornell Football
In October 2015, CFCU sponsored a CFCU Day with Cornell Football. All CFCU members received free entry into the game and we gave away foam footballs to game attendees! Also, CFCU hosted tailgates at every home Cornell Football game this fall! We had our sign-creation-station, giveaways, music and pizza (thanks to Cayuga Radio Group and Papa John's) and we had a ton of fun!
March for the Animals
In October 2015, CFCU sponsored, walked-in and raised money for the SPCA of Tompkins County's March for the Animals. Staff and their pets were thrilled to support this great organization.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
In September 2016, CFCU staff participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Staff raised funds and marched in the walk in memory of many of their own family members and in the hopes of finding a cure.
United Way Day of Caring
In September 2015, CFCU staff and members collected hundreds of non perishable food items to donate to the United Way Day of Caring. These items will go to help stock the shelves of local food pantries.
Children's Miracle Network
In September 2015, staff wore jeans to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Cortland Football CFCU Day
In September 2015, CFCU sponsored a CFCU Day with SUNY Cortland Football. All CFCU members got into the football game free of charge and we gave away fun thundersticks so all the fans could make some noise!
In August 2015, staff and members collected hundreds of books to donate to the Family Reading Partnership's Bright Red Bookshelves. These bookshelves make it so anyone can afford to have books so that they can read to their children.
CFCU Summer Concert Series
We sponsored the CFCU Summer Concert Series every Thursday over the summer. We had a great line-up of many talented artists including legendary Hip-Hop artist, Talib Kweli. At each concert we gave out free T-shirts and balloons, collected raffle tickets for an electric guitar (donated by McNeil Music of Ithaca) and collected canned goods for the United Way.
Cortland Mainstreet Music Series
In July 2015, CFCU sponsored the Cortland Mainstreet Music Series every Friday night! It was a great time of music, food and fun and everyone who attended received CFCU Sunglasses!
Community Shred Days
In July 2015, CFCU held Shred Days in both Tompkins and Cortland Counties. These days provided free paper shredding and electronic recycling to the entire local communities. It also offered free car seat checks! We collected school supplies for CAPCO and the Cornell Elves Backpack program at these events as well.
In July 2015, CFCU staff collected over 250 food items to donate to CAPCO and the Southern Tier Backpack Program! These programs provide children with food so they do not go hungry while they're not at school.
CFCU Day at the Hangar
In July 2015, CFCU hosted a CFCU Day at the Hangar Theatre! This wonderful benefit of membership allowed all CFCU members to attend the Kid's Performance of "Stuart Little," for FREE! We also raffled off CFCU teddy bears and had posters for kids to draw pictures on and have the actors sign.
Relay for Life
In June and July of 2015, we took part in both the Tompkins and Cortland Relay for Life. We raised funds for the cause by selling baked good, raffle tickets and luminary bags. We also had teams that tabled and walk the events. We are so proud to attend and support such moving events!
Scholarships and Awards
In June 2015, CFCU held a reception for our 17 local Scholarship and Award Recipients. These impressive students were chosen based on factors like academic achievement, community involvement and more. In 2015, CFCU awarded over $40,000 in scholarships to deserving students.
Cortland Dairy Parade
In June 2015, CFCU took part in the Cortland Dairy Parade. Staff raved about how much fun they had being out in the Cortland Community and it was a great opportunity to support the local farm industry.
Ithaca Festival Parade
In May 2015, CFCU hit the streets of Ithaca for the Ithaca Festival Parade. Staff created "better together" costumes to show how CFCU and the Community just go better together! It was a lot of fun to support the Ithaca Festival and to spend time out in the Ithaca Community!
Cystic Fibrosis Walk
In May 2015, CFCU staff were honored to take part in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk. This walk, which was near and dear to staff's hearts was done in loving memory of a CFCU Staff member.
March of Dimes
In May 2015, staff took part in the March of Dimes. In the months leading up to the walk staff held fundraisers to raise money for the cause.
I Love my Park Day
In May 2015, staff took part in I Love My Park Day. They helped clean up Robert Treman Park and were excited to get their hands dirty and help out!
CFCU Day Lacrosse
In April 2015, we held a CFCU Day with Cornell Men's Lacrosse. All CFCU members got into the game for free and attendees could get their picture taken and have it appear on the big screen during the game. We also had the ever-popular sign-creation-station there too!
Sciencenter Week of the Young Child
In April 2014, CFCU sponsored the Sciencenter's Week of the Young Child. Children participated in story times, hands on activities, animal feedings and more! The kids even painted a beautiful 'thank you' banner for CFCU!
Cortland Business Showcase
In April 2015, CFCU staff participated in the Cortland Business Showcase. We had games for the children and gave away over 350 inflatable giraffes! We encouraged kids to get started saving money-- after all you're never too young to learn about money!
In March 2015, CFCU sponsored two staff teams to participate in the Foodnet Bowl-a-thon. Staff bowled their hearts and had a great time helping to strike out hunger!
In March 2015, CFCU held an drive for the SPCA of Cortland and Tompkins County. The many items donated through the generosity of staff and members alike, helps provide food, fun, medical help, comfort and more to the animals that are sheltered at the two SPCAs.
TLP Crossword Competition
In March, 2015, CFCU staff had a wonderful time competing in Tompkins Learning Partner's 3rd annual Crossword Competition. CFCU was also a sponsor of this wonderful event that raises money to help provide free literacy tutoring to many adults in the local area.
IPEI Adult Spelling Bee
In March, 2015, staff represented CFCU at the IPEI Adult Spelling Bee. The proceeds from this wonderful event all go towards grants for teachers. Our team may not have won but they will always remember how to spell, "perestroika."
In February, 2015, CFCU participated in Cornell's Recyclemania, giving out recyclable mugs and water bottles to attendees. We loved spending time with the fans, cheering on Big Red Men's Basketball in their big win over Harvard! GO BIG RED!
Cortland Relay for Life Kickoff
In February, 2015, CFCU staff enjoyed the Relay for Life Kickoff! We're determined to help with the big goals this year in the fight against cancer!
Cornell Men's Hockey
In January, 2015 CFCU had a lot of fun attending Cornell Men's Hockey vs. Harvard! We handed out free rally towels to all attendees and cheered along with College Hockey's most loyal fans!
CFCU and Big Red Kid's Day
In January, 2015 CFCU had a great time participating in Kid's Day with Cornell Athletics! We had backpack giveaways, our famed sign-creation-station, games, face painting and more!
Bell Ringing for Salvation Army
In December CFCU staff took turns ringing the bells for the Salvation Army collections at various locations throughout Tompkins and Cortland County. Staff couldn't help but be in the Holiday spirit after their shift!
Cops, Kids and Toys
CFCU staff and members collected new toys which were donated to the Cops, Kids and Toys Program. This wonderful program provides toys to children in need during the holiday season.
CFCU Day at the Sciencenter
In November, CFCU held another CFCU Day at the Sciencenter. All CFCU members got to enjoy the fun and wonder of the Sciencenter for free! There were hands-on activities, preschool story time and brainteaser exhibitions-- talk about fun!
Wear It Pink Day
In October, CFCU staff wore pink to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.
International Credit Union Day
In October, we celebrated International Credit Union Day! We had a wonderful time giving out apples, cookies and calendars to our wonderful members. We also took the opportunity to educate people about all of the good that credit unions do in the world. Some of our members even took the opportunity to tell us what they love about CFCU!
Domestic Violence Awareness
In October, CFCU staff wore purple as part of the Tompkins County Sheriff's Departments initiative to don purple to raise awareness about domestic violence.
March for the Animals
In October CFCU was not only a sponsor for the March for the Animals but staff members also participated in the walk, many accompanied by their furry friends. You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger group of animal lovers than here at CFCU.
United Way Day of Caring
In September CFCU staff participated in the United Way Day of Caring. Staff collected over 5,000 items to be distributed to local food shelters and organizations!
United Way Pledging
In September CFCU staff transformed into Super Heroes as they pledged money to support the United Way of Tompkins County! CFCU staff raised over $16,000!
Out of the Darkness Walk
CFCU staff participated in and raised money for the Out of the Darkness walk to generate awareness about suicide and depression.
Cornell Elves Backpack Drive
In August, 2014 we collected 89 backpacks to donate to the Cornell Elves backpack drive. The backpacks, which are filled with school supplies, are given to local children in need.
In August, 2014 we held a book drive for the Family Reading Partnership. We collected 971 books that will be put on the Family Reading Partnerships bright red book shelves located throughout town. These bookshelves make books accessible to children and families throughout our community.
Red Cross Blood Drive
In July 2014, along with the Ithaca YMCA, we sponsored a Red Cross blood drive. We helped to raise awareness and get donors. Some staff from CFCU and the YMCA even helped out by donating blood themselves!
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Throughout the summer of 2014, we helped raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer by participating in Alex's Lemonade Stand. We sold lemonade and lemon cookies and 100% of the proceeds went to this wonderful organization.
Tompkins Relay for Life
In July 2014, we celebrated survivors, supporters and fighters in the battle on cancer by raising money and participating in Tompkins County's Relay for Life.
Community Shred Days
In July 2014, we held two community Shred Days, one for Cortland County and the other for Tompkins County. This free service allowed people to bring old documents and electronics and have them securely disposed of in an eco-friendly way. We also collected school supplies and had Car Seat Technicians from the Cortland and Tompkins County Sheriff Offices present to help our younger community members ride safe. Over 10,980 lbs were shredded, 135 school supplies were donated, and 30+ car seat checks were performed!
Backpack Program Food Drive
In June 2014, we collected food to donate to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Backpack Program. We collected over 700 food items to donate to the program, which feeds young children who do not have enough food to eat.
Cortland Relay For Life
In June 2014, CFCU staff participated in Cortland's Relay For Life. The staff raised money and walked through the night to support those who battled and continue to battle cancer.
In June, 2014 we awarded $22,000 in scholarships and grants to twenty-two talented and inspiring students. The students demonstrated a dedication to academics and volunteerism. We're excited to see these gifted young adults change the world!
Cortland Dairy Parade
In June, 2014 staff encouraged onlookers to "Moooove their green to a new pasture," with CFCU! A great time was had marching in the parade and showing our support for Cortland dairy farmers.
In May, 2014 CFCU was proud to participate in Habitat For Humanity's Women Build! What a great feeling to not only help build a home for a deserving family but to support the empowerment of women as well!
I Love My Park Day
In May, 2014, CFCU Staff broke a sweat cleaning up Robert H. Treman State Park. At CFCU we certainly love our parks!
March Of Dimes
In April, 2014, we raised money and marched to support the March of Dimes and the health of all babies!
In April, 2014, CFCU staff got to spend more time with members at our 2014 Annual Meeting. We loved speaking, laughing and eating with our members as were reviewed the previous year. Attending members also got to take home a special CFCU umbrella!
In April, 2014, CFCU participated in the Cortland Business Showcase. We had a great time as people in the community 'Raced Their Way to Savings,' at our booth.
In March, 2014, our tough as nails CFCU staff participated in the Polar Plunge in both Tompkins and Cortland Counties, raising money for The Special Olympics and The United Way of Cortland County.
In March, 2014, we collected pet supplies for our furry friends at the SPCA of Tompkins County and the Cortland County SPCA. We're BIG animal lovers here at CFCU!
Strike Out Hunger
In March, 2014, CFCU staff bowled to strike out hunger for Meals on Wheels.
Fun At The YMCA
In March, 2014, CFCU donated $5,000 to the YMCA of Tompkins County. The laughing, smiling faces of the children was certainly the highlight of the day for CFCU staff!
IPEI Spelling Bee
In March, 2014, CFCU staff members spelled for a cause! We participated in the Spelling Bee to support the Ithaca Public Education Initiative. Our spellers made us proud!
In March, 2014, CFCU staff participated in a crossword puzzle tournament to benefit the Tompkins Learning Partnership. The CFCU Clue Crushers and Les Quizerables had a great time taking on the crossword challenge!
CFCU & Big Red Go Green
In February, 2014, CFCU was proud to team up with Cornell Athletics to GO GREEN! We gave away reusable mugs to everyone in attendance and encouraged environmental awareness.
CFCU Day At Newman Arena
In February 2014, we hosted CFCU Day at Newman Arena. Members got in to the men's basketball game for free and the 'Sign Creation Station,' was as popular as ever! We also donated $500 to the Special Olympics!
CFCU Day At Lynah Rink
In January, 2014, we held our very first CFCU Day at Lynah Rink! It was the second most attended women's game in Lynah Rink History!
Kid's Day With Cornell Athletics
In January 2014, we celebrated Kid's Day with Cornell Athletics! We gave away water bottles galore and set up the popular, 'CFCU Sign Creation Station,' so the kids could make signs to cheer on Big Red.