MADISON – Community First Credit Union received the “Futuremakers Partner Award” last night from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board. Meeting at Fox Valley Technical College, the Board recognized Community First Credit Union as a local “Futuremaker” partner in the pursuit of developing strong futures in sustainable careers.

WTCS President Dan Clancy and Fox Valley Technical College Susan May presented the award to Community First Credit Union for the company’s contributions to the economic and social well being for so many individuals and Fox Valley Technical College. “We are proud to recognize Community First Credit Union for the Futuremakers Partner Award,” said Clancy. “The long partnership between FVTC and Community First Credit Union has been a tremendous assistance to area residents who want to realize their potential; a value shared by both organizations.”

“Community First has sponsored many College initiatives over the years, including our College Camps, Venture Center events, our Focus Magazine and 40 student scholarships, said May. “The missions and passions of Fox Valley Technical College and Community First Credit Union are completely aligned – we are both here to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

Established in 1975 to improve the lives of its members through high-quality financial products, Community First Credit Union has supported the college in many ways, such as providing equipment, scholarships, event sponsorships and much more. With more than $1.4 billion in assets, this organization serves more than 87,000 members in 12 counties of Northeastern Wisconsin.

“The WTCS Futuremakers Partner award is a special honor,” said Community First President and CEO Cathie Tierney. “I can’t think of a more noble effort as citizens and business leaders than to help create better futures for our community. Community First Credit Union considers its work with Fox Valley Technical College as an important investment in the Fox Valley region.”

The Wisconsin Technical College System has 16 technical college districts throughout Wisconsin, which offer more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. More than half of all adults in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training. Find more about educational programs at

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