Small acts of kindness, giving back to our community and continuing to add value to your Glacier Hills membership—you’ll find it all here.
Community: “A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals.” For over 85 years, we’ve viewed ourselves as a true community partner in this wonderful place we all call home. In fact, we refer to ourselves as “your community credit union,” and it’s an idea so important to us that we include it as part of our name.
In this section, we share with you some of our recent participation in and support of community non-profits.
Journey with Glacier Hills to give.
AARP’s BankSafe training combines industry knowledge and experience with a state-of-the-art online learning experience. AARP worked with more than 2,000 financial industry professionals to develop the training platform’s content and interactive scenarios. The platform is one of the few designed specifically for frontline staff, supervisors, financial advisors and compliance officers.
Users learn how to identify potential financial exploitation and take the right actions to stop it. In fact, researchers from the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology found that employees trained with AARP BankSafe were able to save an average of 16 times more money per employee from financial exploitation than employees trained with other methods.
As part of the BankSafe program, financial organizations can apply to have AARP verify that at least 80% of their frontline staff successfully passed the BankSafe training and confirm that they have a financial-exploitation escalation reporting policy. Qualifying banks, credit unions and investment firms in good standing can apply to receive a seal from AARP, good for one year, recognizing their commitment to fighting exploitation.
United Way 2022 Campaign Kick-Off
Four of our staff from the West Bend branch volunteered at the United Way’s 2022 Campaign kick off event September 14, 2022! Along with 350 volunteers from local businesses and organizations, the West Bend Branch workplace team packaged 60,000 meals for pantries and programs to help people in need in across Washington County. In prior years, Glacier hills volunteered at by packing first aid kits, kids supplies, and helping with food preparation. United Way of Washington County also have invested over $200,000 in mental health initiatives to provide counseling services to at-risk youth and families.
Regner Park Beach House Restoration Project
At over 85 years old, the Regner Park Beach House is not only a cherished piece of West Bend’s history, but it also serves many functions for the beach pond, splash pad and ice rink. Glacier Hills is proud to have donated to support the restoration of this historic building in order to keep it in use for our community for years to come!
Full Shelf Food Pantry
During the month of April, Glacier Hills employees in our West Bend, Hartford and Fond du Lac branches joined forces to collect food, providing a much-welcomed donation, for the Full Shelf Food Pantry in West Bend. Full Shelf Food Pantry provides food and grocery items to over 500 low income families, delivering over one million pounds of grocery items annually throughout the Washington County area.
Through education and social services, Casa Guadalupe Education Center empowers low-income, native-born and Spanish-speaking Latino families to live independent, successful lives. This is a non-profit that is near and dear to our hearts. We’ve been involved with them for a number of years, and during this time, we’ve seen Casa Guadalupe make a real difference in our community.