Beacon Credit Union awards $1,750 to local nonprofits

More than 1,000 votes from residents of Jackson County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 13th annual Project Spotlight program.

Thanks to the engagement of the communities, Beacon Credit Union has donated $1,750 to three charitable organizations in Jackson County.

The winners for 2023 are: First place, The Arc of Jackson County, $1,000; second place, Special Olympics Indiana Jackson County, $500; and bonus draw, Jackson County United Way, $250.

A check presentation was held Aug. 30 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 that awards charitable organizations that reach out to provide valuable services to their communities. Nominations are taken from each community in which Beacon Credit Union operates a full-service member center. The community then votes to determine which charitable organizations receive funding. In 2023, three winners were awarded in each of the credit union’s communities.

The program received 122 nominations and more than 37,000 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.

Founded in 1931, Beacon serves 50 Indiana counties and has more than 47,000 members.