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Making a Difference the DCU Way

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Transcript: Making a Difference the DCU Way

Digital Federal Credit Union, better known as DCU, works each and every day to carry out the credit union ideology of People Helping people, whether it is lending money to help a member buy their first home or lending a hand to help those in need.

[A member service representative on the phone speaks] "We are able to approve the refinance of your current loan."

DCU's vision that all members achieve their financial goals is at the forefront of everything that they do. This is one reason that they have earned the trust of over 500,000 member nationwide and have grown to become the largest credit union in New England.

DCU works to make a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of members. That's just the DCU way.

[A member service representative on the phone speaks] "Thank you for banking with DCU."

Three simple philosophies make up the DCU Way: People Come First; Do the Right Thing; Make a Difference.

DCU's commitment to making a difference extends beyond banking and into the communities where its members live and work. This is done through financial education, community event sponsorships and volunteer support.

Recognizing the growing importance to support other community organizations that make a difference, DCU incorporated "DCU for Kids" in 2005. Since that time, DCU for Kids has made charitable contributions to deserving causes and charities that strive to make a difference in the lives of children and families. From assisting in after-school programs to providing comfort for a child in a hospital, DCU is proud to give support where it is needed most.

[Cam Neely speaks:] "DCU has been extremely important to the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Not only the monetary support but by way of them introducing the foundation to more people certainly gives us an opportunity to provide support, comfort and hope to other cancer patients and families. Just any time we can get a partnership like we have with DCU, and have had for many years, it certainly made a big difference in what the organization and my foundation can do.

[Fran Hurley, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro West speaks:] "DCU with the foundation DCU for Kids is a great member of the community, and they not only support us, but they support many other worthwhile programs. Their foundation is always looking for ways to help in the community."

[Gary Violette, Director, Boys & Girls Club of Hudson speaks:] "DCU is a very important partner for the Boys & Girls Club. Without partners like DCU, we wouldn't be able to run these programs."

Beginning in 2005, DCU for Kids began a partnership with the Boomer Esiason Foundation. And through a variety of efforts has raised funds to heighten awareness, education, and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing support to research aimed at finding a cure.

[Boomer Esiason speaks: ] "I started the Boomer Esiason Foundation back in 1993 when my son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. And at the time, people with the disease weren't expected to live past their teens. So the last thing I was going to do was to sit back and count the days. That's just wasn't going to happen. That's not my nature. And in 2005, like we've done in many years prior, we always look for people to partner with, and we began a partnership with DCU and their charitable foundation DCU for Kids. Now through a variety of efforts, from our side and DCU, we've raised funds to heighten awareness and education, and also extend the quality of life for those afflicted by cystic fibrosis, all the while providing support to research aimed at finding a cure.

[Boomer Esiason speaks: ] "Now the Boomer Esiason Foundation exists to inspire and support those with cystic fibrosis and we have one great purpose and our ultimate goal is pretty simple: it's to free the world of cystic fibrosis. Now in the meantime while we improve the lives of those with the disease, DCU understands the significance of this through their commitment to our foundation, the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

[Boomer Esiason speaks: ] Now those with cystic fibrosis are now living well into their thirties and forties and even some well beyond. They are having babies of their own. They are getting married. These are all the dreams I have for my son, Gunnar. But I also know that there is a long, long way to go before we can cure this disease. And thankfully DCU does care.

[Boomer Esiason speaks: ] Now I can personally attest to that. Their culture is parallel to my foundation's culture. Together I know that we are never going to quit. And we are determined to finish this task as we fulfill our destiny. Thank you for everyone at DCU for supporting the Boomer Esiason Foundation!"

The DCU Way means supporting Boys and Girls Clubs throughout New England, providing assistance to veterans returning from serving over seas, assuring the local food banks and pantries are able to feed the hungry, advancing research opportunities at hospitals, donating to causes that are helping families whose loved ones are coping with cancer, cystic fibrosis or autism. That's making a difference, the DCU Way!

[Group of children speaking:] "Thank you DCU!"

[Another group of children speaking:] "Thank you DCU!"

[Another group of children speaking:] "Thank you DCU!"