Horizons Federal Credit Union has been declared the first place winner of the 2019 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award in the $50 million to $250 million asset size category. This award is given to credit unions who improve the lives of community members through outreach programs. The award will be accepted by Horizons FCU President & CEO Mario DiFulvio at the 2019 NYCUA Annual Meeting and Convention in June.
Horizons FCU is being recognized for its contribution to Horace Mann Elementary school’s “Calming Bench” project. Horizons donated a bench themed “Throw your troubles away.” The bench provides students a place to sit and write about their feelings; it also provides a locked box that students can put their writing in so that no one can read it. The project is meant to give students a judgement-free way to express their emotions. In addition to the bench, Horizons FCU organized classes for students to learn money management skills.
This is the 13th time Horizons FCU has won the first place Dora Maxwell Award. In the past, Horizons has been recognized for its Outstanding Student Night and Family Fun Friday programs.
Additional, Horizons was named the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen of the year in 2008, won the Credit Union National Association Diamond Award for a Community Event, and the United Way Chairman’s Award.