How We Give Back


Just like the Credit Union principle “People Helping People”, Illinois Educators Credit Union believes in giving back to the community that we serve. If your organization is in need of financial assistance from IECU, please contact our Marketing Coordinator at

IECU 2016 John Lowe Education Grant Awards Disbursed:

IECU offers a total of $12,000 of grant awards each school year, each worth up to $1,000.  Two grants per quarter or a total of $2,000 shall be awarded. For more information or to apply for the John Lowe Education Grant, click here.

IECU Grant Winner

IECU Donations and Sponsors:

  • Sponsored the 40th Annual MLK Jr. Memorial Breakfast
  • Sponsored the SJ-R Newspapers in Education Program
  • Sponsored the Springfield Public Schools Foundation Dinner
  • Donated to LLCC Foundation Gala
  • Sponsored Franklin Middle School’s Annual Casino Night Fundraiser
  • Collected donations and served food at Kumler United Methodist Church
  • Donated to After Prom events for Lanphier High School
  • Donated to After Prom events for Rochester High School
  • Donated to District 186 Retirees Dinner
  • Donated to Springfield Branch NAACP Teacher Appreciation Event
  • Sponsored the Center for Youth and Family Solution’s Refuse to Abuse Walk
  • Sponsored Franklin Middle School’s Scholastic Bowl team at the 2016 State Tournament
  • Donated to the First Day Fund to provide school supplies for local students
  • Donated to Iles Park Neighborhood Association’s National Night Out
  • Sponsored Springfield Citizens Police Academy’s Night with the Springfield Sliders
  • Sponsored the 2016 Horace Mann Charity Golf Classic
  • Sponsored the Hoogland Center for the Arts
  • Sponsored the 186 Foundation October Principal’s Luncheon
  • Donated to Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum’s Annual Fundraising Gala
  • Donated to Williamsville-Sherman CUSD’s Annual Retirement Dinner
  • Donated to the IEA Foundation Scholarship
  • Sponsored the 6th Annual Pink & White Ball

Requests for donations, sponsorships, financial literacy materials, and other assistance from IECU may be submitted to Alisha Stair by email:  or by phone:  (217) 528-2642, ext. 108.  All requests shall directly benefit IECU-covered schools or select employee groups in order to be approved.

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