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Community Archives

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.

Exploring West Bend one page at a time with StoryWalkJuly 2023
The West Bend Community Memorial Library has teamed up with Glacier Hills Credit Union to bring the innovative StoryWalk® Project to the community this summer. Sponsored by Glacier Hills in June and July, StoryWalk allows readers young and old to enjoy books... Read more...
Glacier Hills Credit Union awards $2,500 in scholarships to exceptional high school seniorsApril 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Glacier Hills Credit Union has awarded three scholarships worth $2,500 to outstanding high school seniors in our community. Our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve is a top priority, and we believe... Read more...
Justin S. strikes it big with $1,000 Saver’s Sweepstakes win!February 2023
We’re thrilled to announce that one of our very own, Justin S., is now $1,000 richer thanks to his participation in the Saver’s Sweepstakes! Justin showed us that a little bit of savings each month can go a long way. By increasing his savings... Read more...
We stay alert to prevent financial exploitationFebruary 2023
Glacier Hills Credit Union is thrilled to announce that we are one of 130+ credit unions that AARP has recognized with the #BankSafe Trained Seal for the steps we have taken... Read more...
Spreading birthday cheer with Glacier Hills.January 2023
On Martin Luther King Day, our team went all out to assemble over 75 birthday boxes filled with everything you need for a sweet celebration, including cake mix, frosting, candles, a birthday card and a fun party favor!... Read more...
Journey with Glacier Hills to give.January 2023
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... Read more...
Journey with Glacier Hills to give.November 2022
Every year we support the United Way Of Washington County as a Campaign Pacesetter. This season, we raised over $7,000 for agencies who benefit from The United Way. Our West Bend branch presented a check to United Way last week..... Read more...
Sock Drive 2022 hosted by the Volunteer Center of Washington CountyNovember 2022
A huge thank you to all who donated socks to this year’s Sock Drive! Our employees and members donated 286 pairs of socks to help keep Washington County warm this winter! Each pair will be donated to a community member in need.... Read more...
Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County Oktoberfest 2022October 2022
Glacier Hills donated and attended the Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County Oktoberfest 2022 Event as a Silver Sponsor. Seven of our staff, including our CEO Tami Winkler, reserved a table and participated in the Oktoberfest event.... Read more...
A Standout Member Appreciation DayOctober 2022
Our 2nd Annual Member Appreciation Day was a huge success! Over 500 members showed up for food and a chance to win prizes—including entering raffles and spinning a wheel to win cash, candy, tote bags and gift certificates to favorite local eateries..... Read more...
2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2022September 2022
Glacier Hills Credit Union walked with the community for the the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s of Washington County on Saturday, September 17 at Regner Park in West Bend. There were more than 400 walkers who came out this past weekend, including fifteen of us who participated... Read more...
United Way 2022 Campaign Kick-OffSeptember 2022
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... Read more...
10th Annual La Fiesta LatinaMay 2022
The 10th Annual La Fiesta Latina was hosted by the Casa Guadalupe Education Center with help from all local businesses and local volunteers. proceeds from this event benefited Casa’s Adult and Youth Literacy and Education programs in Washington County... Read more...
Wear Purple DayJanuary 2022
In support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, all three Glacier Hills branches put on the purple! From Hartford to West Bend and from our lobbies to our staff, Glacier Hills showed strong support for the cause. With purple cookies, donation bins, and even a contest amongst staff to wear the most purple, we’re doing our part to put an end to this disease.
Credit Union for Kids through CMNFebruary 2022
Credit Union for Kids through the Children’s Miracle Network partners with credit unions to raise money for kiddos. This year we raised money during the entire month of April. To support Credit Union for Kids, we sold paper easter eggs and yellow heart links for members and staff to purchase. All proceeds went to Children’s of Wisconsin.
Volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington CountyFebruary 2022
In late February, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County organized a Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. Some staff volunteered and dressed up as mermaids to show their support for the Under the Sea theme. They not only raised about $600 dollars, but also won an award for most spirited team! The BBBS community raised about $25,000 across three days.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day VolunteeringJanuary 2022
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our West Bend branch prepared and delivered lunches to home-bound individuals, created Valentine’s Day decorations for The Gardens, collected items for the Washington County Humane Society and wrote letters to veterans... Read more...
Operation Hartford ChristmasDecember 2021
Kudos to our Hartford branch team members who donated a whole lot of gifts to the Hartford Christmas Project. We had 131 families show up! So many members recognized us, and we all enjoyed the festive act of giving, including a plethora of bicylces, toys and gifts generously donated by our community.
Glacier Hills Holiday Food DriveDecember 2021
Earlier this month, the generous staff at Glacier Hills came together once again to supply those in need with food for the holidays. With the help of the community and a little friendly competition, over 1,700 food items were donated! Way to go, Glacier Hills staff! We wish everyone who participated a very happy and warm holiday season.
We're United in caring.October 2021
In the month of September, our team and credit union members (that's you!) really came through in support of United Way of Washington County to collect food and hygiene essentials for the community. Not only did we have a great turnout, we also collected an abundance of donations. We even saw some donators decorated their cars for the event. Thanks to all who came to support this amazing cause!
Walk to End Alzheimers 2021September 2021
A huge thank you to all who partipated in the Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday, September 18, 2021. A number of our team members took part, including Director of Member Services Caroline, who sat on the organizing committee; Kerry as Team Captain; and walkers Ronni, Carmen, Nicole, Christine and our VP of Marketing, Travis. Many of our family and friends also participated. Read more...
Regner Park Beach House Restoration ProjectSeptember 2021
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!
Bubba Memorial OpenAugust 2021
The Bubba Memorial Open is a golf outing in Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield, WI. Money raised goes to "Veteran Honor Flights" and "Support The Troops," a local organization that raises money and sends needed items to troops overseas. Glacier Hills donated a grill pan, grill brush, grill spatula and tongs, BBQ sauce, seasonings, grill lighter, along with 130 plastic bags and pens.
Fiesta LatinaAugust 2021
Casa Guadalupe celebrated their annual Fiesta Latina Saturday, May 22nd, and Glacier Hills was proud and excited to be there to support this wonderful organization. The weather was perfect and the company was even better, as we were able to gather to celebrate the successes and triumphs amid the challenges of the past year.
Full Shelf Food PantryJuly 2021
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.
Casa GuadalupeJuly 2021
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.
Jackson Area Youth BaseballJune 2021
It’s that time of year again, and we say, “batter up!” Jackson Area Youth Baseball provides an environment for players to develop good citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By championing virtues, like character, confidence, effort and attitude, the league promotes development of superior citizens and exceptional athletes. Plus, they have a lot of fun in the process!
The Threshold Inc.June 2021
For nearly 59 years, the Threshold has helped people reach their full potential. The different programs they’ve developed are as varied as the over 670 folks they serve every year. We love this non-profit because they share our strong belief that providing respectful service to each person during every stage of their life dignifies and enriches that person’s life.
Boy and Girls Club of Washington CountyJune 2021
The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County website proclaims, “Great futures start here.” Their mission to enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens is such a noble (and necessary) one. We do believe that it does indeed “take a village,” and this non-profit’s mission is one we’re proud to get behind.
Hartford Parks & Recreation DepartmentJune 2021
We’re big fans of both baseball and the youth baseball programs offered throughout our community. The Summer Baseball/Softball/T-ball Program offered by Hartford Parks & Recreation Department is another one we support. Here, kids learn all the fundamentals—from fielding to hitting and the rules of the game in between. Pass the hotdogs. It’s going to be an entertaining summer!