Press Release

Elan Charitable Giving Program Expands to 30 Communities 

January 24, 2024

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Elan Charitable Giving program today announced $375,000 in donations across 30 communities. Each $12,500 gift was given to a charity selected by an Elan Credit Card partner.

“We’re delighted to expand our reach this year to the communities of 15 credit union and 15 community bank partners,” said John Owens, Elan Credit Card General Manager, “From food insecurity and housing to animal shelters and youth arts programming, the Elan Charitable Giving program continues to support the needs of our partners' communities.”

The 2024 Elan Charitable Giving credit card partners and selected beneficiaries include:

  • Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union (Tri-Lakes Humane Society), Tupper Lake, NY
  • AmeriServ Financial Bank (Tableland Services), Johnstown, PA
  • Amplify Credit Union (Saint Louise House), Austin, TX
  • Anderson Brothers Bank (Greater Mullins Chamber Foundation), Mullins, SC
  • Bank of New Hampshire (CASA of New Hampshire), Laconia, NH
  • Bank of Tennessee (Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation), Johnson City, TN
  • bankESB (Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts), Easthampton, MA
  • Banterra Bank (This Able Veteran), Carbondale, IL
  • Centris Federal Credit Union (Together Omaha), Omaha, NE
  • Cobalt Credit Union (SAC Foundation), Papillion, NE
  • Connexus Credit Union (The Neighbors' Place), Wausau, WI
  • CorePlus Federal Credit Union (Waterford Country School), Norwich, CT
  • cPort Credit Union (Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine), Portland, ME
  • Essential Credit Union (HOPE Ministries), Baton Rouge, LA
  • First Federal Bank (First Federal Foundation), Twin Falls, ID
  • First Northern Bank (Paul's Place), Sacramento, CA
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust (Every Meal), Arden Hills, MN
  • Great Lakes Credit Union (COOL Ministries Food Pantry), Bannockburn, IL
  • INB (Moving Pillsbury Forward, NFP), Springfield, IL
  • IncredibleBank (Good News Project), Wausau, WI
  • Independent Bank (Thrive Memphis), Memphis, TN
  • Italo-American Federal Credit Union (Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York), Glendale, NY
  • Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union  (SEK Humane Society), Pittsburg, KS
  • Madison Credit Union (Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center), Madison, WI
  • Public Service Credit Union (Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit), Romulus, MI
  • Taylor Credit Union (Neighbor to Neighbor of Taylor County), Medford, WI
  • Think Bank (360 Communities), Rochester, MN
  • United Community (Oasis Center), Nashville, TN
  • WEOKIE Federal Credit Union (The WEOKIE Foundation), Oklahoma City, OK
  • Westfield Bank (Shriners Children's Hospital of New England), Westfield, MA

Since the launch of the Elan Charitable Giving program in 2022, $1.7 million has been distributed to 122 charities. Elan employees have also volunteered 225 hours of their time to further the impact of these gifts. Additional volunteer events with selected partners and charities will take place in 2024.

To learn more about each organization, credit union, community bank, and the impact Elan is making in communities through its charitable giving initiative, visit

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