2016 EECU Mayfest RunAs the title sponsor of this year’s EECU Mayfest Run, we are working with our partner companies to raise funds to support Cook Children’s Medical Center in their efforts to advance patient care and provide hope to thousands of children and their families.

Through a Patient Partner Program, we have paired five Mayfest runners with five Cook Children’s patients to allow the participating children to “cross the finish line” with assistance. Thanks to the runners’ support and encouragement, what could be a difficult task of participating in this race for the patients, can instead become a moment they’ll never forget.

“A willing and able runner giving a supportive hand to a child in need is more than symbolic,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. “It is an express commitment that we can all help our communities and in particular those in our communities who are most vulnerable. We are pleased we can support the Mayfest charities as well as well as this year’s patient-runner teams to benefit Cook Children’s.”

Fundraising efforts will help patients like 6 year old Matty, 11 year old Alex, and thousands of other Cook Children’s patients. Read Matty and Alex’s stories and donate today at eecu.org/donate.

Pictured Left to Right: Lonnie Nicholson (EECU President & CEO), Kiana Headland (Alvarado High School), Christian Turnley (Keller High School), Emily Hailey (Fort Worth Christian School), Sydney Peel (Colleyville Heritage High School), Frank Molinar (White Settlement ISD Superintendent and EECU Board Member), Deanna Pierce (Richland High School).
Pictured Left to Right: Lonnie Nicholson (EECU President & CEO), Claire Hamilton (Kennendale High School), Makenna Barbara (Arlington Heights High School), Wyatt Reeves (R.L. Paschal High School), K’see Shae Clark (Blum High School), Adam Thomas (Timber Creek High School), Frank Molinar (White Settlement ISD Superintendent and EECU Board Member), Ethan Sii (Decatur High School).

On Tuesday, March 22, EECU announced the 2016 Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship winners at its annual meeting. EECU awarded $30,000 in scholarships to support six local graduating high school students with their college expenses. The EECU Scholarship Program began 28 years ago and honors former board member Glenn Mandeville, a life-long educator. Since that time, EECU has awarded more than $450,000 in scholarship money to local students.

“EECU has a deep affinity for supporting education,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. “Higher education can be an essential springboard to building productive lives, but unfortunately, college expenses also can be a significant burden. EECU is proud to be able to recognize and financially assist these deserving students, and we wish them tremendous success in their academic pursuits.”

The following six students were names as recipients of the $5,000 scholarships for 2016:

  • Makenna Barbara, Arlington Heights High School – plans to study Environmental Engineering at Texas Christian University
  • K’see Shae Clark, Blum High School – plans to study Elementary Education at Stephen F Austin State University
  • Claire Hamilton, Kennedale High School – plans to study Spanish Education at East Texas Baptist University
  • Wyatt Reeves, R.L. Paschal High School – plans to study Physics and Computer Science (school to be determined)
  • Ethan Sii, Decatur High School – plans to study Biology at University of Alabama
  • Adam Thomas, Timber Creek High School – plans to study Vocal Performance or Music Education (school to be determined)

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship winners!

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The 2015 EECU Holiday Food Drive was a resounding success. As in prior years, EECU hosted the Holiday Food Drive to gather donations for Tarrant Area Food Bank. This year, we collected more than 3,600 pounds of food – that  will help provide more than 3,000 meals to local families in need. Due to the generosity of our employees and many of our members, EECU once again successfully delivered on our ongoing commitment to the Fort Worth community. Thank you for your support.

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Join EECU and Tarrant Area Food Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, to celebrate the City of Hurst Christmas Tree Lighting. To help usher in the holiday season, EECU is working to fill the food bank with plenty of food to serve families in need this season.

Stop by EECU’s tent at the parking shuttle drop-off and donate non-perishable food items to help fill Tarrant Area Food Bank. While you’re there, you can enter to win* a $250 family package to see ICE!®  at the Gaylord Texan Resort®. Continue reading

Great news! Now, members can add any EECU MasterCard® credit or debit card to Apple Pay to pay in stores and in apps with a single touch. We are excited to offer this service to our members who we know are eager to use this service on their phones.

Apple Pay offers many great benefits:

  • An Easier Way to Pay—Members are able to make purchases at hundreds of thousands of stores and in participating apps.
  • Pay with a Single Touch—Once members load an EECU credit or debit card to Apple Pay, they can pay for purchases by holding their phone near point-of-sale terminal readers with their fingers on TouchID™. There’s no need to open an app or even wake the phone.
  • A Secure Way to Pay—Apple Pay uses the latest security technology. Every transaction is authorized with TouchID™ or passcode.

View our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about EECU and Apple Pay. Or, visit apple.com/apple-pay to see how Apple Pay will change the way you pay.

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EECU is now accepting applications for the Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship program for high school seniors. If you, your child or someone you know is preparing for graduation this year and meets the criteria below, download an application and submit it by January 31, 2016, at any EECU office or by mail.

In order to be considered:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior
  • Applicant must be a member in good standing with EECU or parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with EECU
  • Applicant must express on their application their intended course of study
  • Recipient of scholarship funds must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive annual distribution of funds
  • The scholarship must be used for the purpose of study at an accredited college or university
  • Academic achievement, character, leadership and personal recommendations will be considered in the selection of scholarship recipients
  • Applicant must include all required documentation and transcripts

The scholarship committee will select six recipients – three who are seeking a career in education and three who are pursuing other areas of study – to receive $5,000 in funds. See application for full details and instructions.

TAFB LogoWith holidays approaching in just a few weeks, thousands of North Texas families will seek help from local organizations to put food on the table. In order to make this season brighter for families in need, EECU is partnering with our friends and neighbors at Tarrant Area Food Bank to put food on the table.

Since 2011, EECU has collected 3,000 pounds of food to help feed families in need; and this year we will continue the tradition. We invite you to join us by purchasing non-perishable food items and dropping them off at any of EECU’s 14 branch locations through Friday, December 11. No matter how small or large, your donation will make all the difference in the world for a deserving area family.

Most Requested Food items

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, etc.)
  • Peanut butter (no glass jars)
  • Boxed pasta
  • Boxed or canned soup
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Dried beans
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Boxed or canned juice

Donate now through December 11 at any EECU branch!

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Fort Worth-based credit union EECU officially celebrated the opening of its newest branch at Alliance Town Center Oct. 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The branch, located at 3451 Texas Sage Trail in the quickly growing Hillwood development, serves the North Fort Worth community as the credit union’s 14th Dallas-Fort Worth area location. Continue reading

Wednesday marked another successful year for New County 96.3 KSCS and Cook Children’s annual Radiothon presented by EECU Credit Union. The event directly benefits families in the Dallas-Fort Worth region that visit Cook Children’s. This year’s Radiothon raised $205,449 to help patients and their families receive the treatment they need, whether or not insurance covers the cost.

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EECU has a long history of serving the Cook Children’s family through financial support, employee participation and volunteering at events like the Radiothon. In addition to the credit union’s sponsorship support, EECU’s senior management team and employees worked the phone bank to accept donations throughout the morning. An EECU check in the amount of $4,000 was presented to Cook Children’s as a donation match. Continue reading

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EECU’s newest branch at Alliance Town Center is officially open for service!

Stop by this location at 3451 Texas Sage Trail just off I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway to meet our staff, complete transactions and experience EECU’s mobile banking tools on a variety of the latest devices at the technology bar.

The branch also features complimentary Wi-Fi, video conferencing and service six days a week.

Branch Hours Drive-Thru Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for information about our Grand Opening events beginning October 19!