For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Libro Credit Union honours 2016 Student Award recipients
LONDON, ON – Libro Credit Union today announced that a total of $60,000 has been awarded through Libro’s Student Award Program to 20 passionate student leaders across southwestern Ontario, to support building prosperity in local communities.
Libro is honouring each of the 20 youth with a $3,000 award for demonstrating outstanding leadership, commitment and service in their local communities through volunteerism while balancing an outstanding level of academic performance. Since 2012, Libro has awarded more than $245,000 to 104 students, between the ages of 17 and 25, through its Student Award Program.
“These young leaders are stellar examples of the positive impact youth have in our communities across southwestern Ontario,” said Tania Goodine, Executive Vice President Engagement at Libro Credit Union. “With their passion and drive, these students will influence the future prosperity of our region and we are very proud of their accomplishments.”
The 2016 Student Award recipients are:
|Dennis Catt||St. Thomas|
|Harry Orbach Miller||London|
|Maddie Shiell||St. Thomas|
Cole Anderson, recipient from Sarnia, is a Student Advisor on the Bluewater Health Community Advisory Council where he advises the senior executive team on the main healthcare concerns of students and youth in the community. Cole is also an active leader within the Lambton Kent District School Board as a Student Senator and Student Trustee, and coaches youth soccer and wrestling. “I seek out leadership opportunities that allow me to give back to my community,” Anderson said. “One of my main priorities is to be a strong representative of the needs of youth in this community that has supported my success over the years as a student.”
The 2016 recipients collectively logged over 11,000 hours of volunteering in their communities, impacting more than 80 organizations. Learn more about the 2016 Student Award recipients.
About Libro Credit Union
Libro is Ontario's third largest credit union with $4 billion in assets under administration and more than 103,000 Owners across southwestern Ontario and has been recognized as a 2016 & 2017 Platinum Level Aon Best Employer in Canada. As a co-operative financial institution with more than 70 years of history, Libro supports the well-being of people, businesses and communities by providing high-quality financial coaching and profit sharing. Libro is proud to support The Prosperity Project, which aims to grow prosperity in southwestern Ontario by mobilizing and inspiring collaboration, strengthening the financial health of people, families and businesses, and investing in our communities to help the region prosper together. Libro offers a full range of financial products and services for consumers, businesses and farms, including savings and chequing, investing, and borrowing. Great service can be experienced through 31 branches, online, telephone, mobile devices and a network of 4,000 ATMs across Canada.
For further information or to set-up an interview, please contact:
Mike Donachie, Communications Manager
Libro Credit Union
P: 519-672-0130 ext. 4344