Community Impact Stories
Community Rewards - Impacting Communities!
When we work together, we have the power to create positive change in our communities across New Mexico. We asked a few recipients to share their stories on how Nusenda Credit Union's Community Rewards are helping them make an impact in their community.
APS Education Foundation
Nusenda's Community Rewards Program is really critical because it pairs with help [that the] Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation gets from throughout the community.
– Phill Casaus, Former Executive Director
Rio Rancho Public Schools
Nusenda's been a part of our growth from day one. They've been a wonderful partner. Community Rewards brings money back into the district that we're able to use to support and grow and recognize our staff.
– V. Sue Cleveland, Ed. D., Superintendent
Taos Municipal Schools
This year, Nusenda Credit Union supported my classroom and Business Professionals of America (at Taos High School) in a huge way.
– Tracy Galligan, Taos High School teacher and Business Professionals of America Sponsor
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
Nusenda Community Rewards helped us set up a four-part program with Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation that helps connect families and patients with the information and help they need.
– Paul Coverdale, Presbyterian NICU Parent Advisory Board Member
Nusenda provides financial literacy training to our students. They helped all our campuses become wireless. They really help us in every way imaginable a supporter can.
– Clint Wells, Executive Director
Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation and the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department
The Dixon Volunteer Fire Department is very important. That's one of the reasons we chose them to receive AEDs, thanks to Nusenda.
– Terry Harris, Executive Director
New Mexico Legal Aid
We received Community Rewards for the Keeping Your Home Program, which is a combination of foreclosure defense project and our housing program.
– Mari Kempton, Manager of Foreclosure Defense Project
Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico
Nusenda's Community Rewards Program has made a direct impact by helping us provide free services to grieving families.
– Jenny Vincent, Development Director
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico
Because of a generous donation from Nusenda, we introduced a Call Center Training program.
– Steve Wachter, Service Director
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
With the support of Nusenda, we offer training to help youth become more marketable in the workplace and more prepared out in the field.
- Matthew Foster, Development Director
Nusenda’s Community Rewards Program has really helped to support WESST's programs for entrepreneurs.
- Agnes Noonan, President of WESST
New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series
Every time we do something with Nusenda in the community, we know it's going to be expanding horizons.
-Ronna Kalish, Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico
The funding we receive supports our Ronald McDonald Family Room inside the hospital.
-Kristin Rortvedt, Former Executive Director
Taos Center for the Arts
Nusenda has really helped us with the Missoula Children’s Theater program.
-Deborah McLean, Executive Director
Institute of American Indian Arts - IAIA
Nusenda supports our students' ability to go back to their home communities and present something that they've learned while a student at IAIA.
-Eileen Berry, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement
Keshet Center for the Arts
Nusenda has supported our community dance education program, and our M3 (Movement + Mentorship = Metamorphosis) program.
-Adrian Moore Trask, Director of Business Advancement
Communities in Schools of New Mexico
Our partnership with Nusenda Credit Union really reflects the belief in the power of community.
-Julia Bergen, Executive Director