Beacon Credit Union awards $1,750 to local nonprofits

Nearly 1,000 votes from residents of Jackson County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 11th annual Project Spotlight program.

Thanks to the engagement of the communities, the credit union was able to donate a combined $1,750 to three charitable organizations in Jackson County.

The winners for 2022 are: First place, The Arc of Jackson County, $1,000; second place, Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry, $500; and bonus draw, Mental Health America of Jackson County, $250.

The program received 93 nominations and more than 25,000 votes overall for charitable organizations this year in one month of voting. The voting process was held during the month of July. The public was able to vote via social media, Beacon Credit Union’s website or in one of its 19 full-service member centers.

A check presentation was held Monday at Beacon’s Seymour Member Center at 1459 W. Tipton St. with the winning organizations.

Project Spotlight is a program created by Beacon Credit Union, founded in 1931, that awards charitable organizations that reach out to provide valuable services to their communities. Nominations are taken from each community in which the credit union operates a full-service member center. The community then votes to determine which charitable organizations receives funding. In 2022, three winners were awarded in each of the communities.