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GNO FCU Longtime Employee Jayne Natal retires after 34 years

Jayne Natal Retirement Picture

Metairie, LA – April 27, 2018 – It is with personal regret, but warm wishes that Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union announces the retirement of their long time employee Jayne Natal. Jayne will be greatly missed by members and coworkers alike. Jayne has been a wonderful member service representative and an inspiration to all that worked by her side. She will be sorely missed and difficult to replace.

Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union Delivers Easter Joy to Local Children

Donations for Easter Baskets

Metairie, LA – April 1, 2018 – Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union (GNO FCU)has delivered a little Easter Joy to local area children. Employees bonded together to help make Easter eggs-tra special for three New Orleans charaties.

“We are so happy to have such a kind and generous staff “ said Janet Sanders, CEO and President of Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union. “Our donations were able to bring a smile to the face of several local children.”

Staff participated with general donations through GNO’s Hope, Heart & Soul Program. This is a quarterly program that employees have created as a way of giving back to the community.

Theresa Wolff graduates from SE CUNA Management School

Theresa Wolff Headshot

Metairie, LA – June 26, 2017 –Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Theresa Wolff, who currently serves as Vice President of Operations at Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union, recently graduated from the Southeast CUNA Management School. Graduation from the Southeast CUNA Management School is recognized throughout the credit union industry as a prestigious mark of achievement.

Over the course of this three-year program, she received advanced academic instruction on a variety of topics including management, leadership, and financial analysis. Successful completion of the program also required that Wolff apply the knowledge she gained from the on-site sessions to projects that required strategic analysis of the credit union and research of relevant issues facing the credit union industry. Wolff participated in a group research project and developed a 20+ page whitepaper on Content Marketing, and also participated in a group presentation on this topic, sharing the insights her team learned with peers. In addition, her group was awarded with Best Third Year Whitepaper.

Wolff commented, “I certainly gained a better understanding of the credit union philosophy as well as how we can all work together to contribute to the success of the movement. It was a rigorous academic curriculum to be sure, although opportunities for networking and community outreach were balanced nicely throughout all 3 years. Overall a rich and rewarding experience!”

Wolff has been in the credit union industry for 10+ years, beginning her career as Administrative Assistant at Border Federal Credit Union in Del Rio, Texas. She has a passion for helping members and hopes to be able to continue to do that in the true credit union spirit of “people helping people”.

For more information on the Southeast CUNA Management School, visit www.srcus.org/management.

GREATER NEW ORLEANS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Helps the Louisiana SPCA with its “Let’s Paws for the Cause” fund raiser

LASPCA Fundraiser Pic

Metairie, LA –June 5, 2016 – Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union (GNO FCU) employees raised money and donated supplies for the Louisiana SPCA through its “Hope, Heart and Soul” Program.

The “Hope, Heart, and Soul” program is a way for employees to give back to the local community by helping organizations in need. The employees at Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union choose local organizations to partner with on a quarterly basis and work together to find solutions for their challenges. This quarter the employees voted to help the Louisiana SPCA.

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, the Louisiana SPCA has been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 125 years. Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union employees “Pawsed for the Cause” and donated over 120 items and $404.00 in cash to help local animals in need. Inspired from a quote by the tennis great Arthur Ash “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”, GNOFCU is trying to make a difference in the lives of many by giving.

2016 Enola M. Fee Scholarship Winner

Metairie, LA – May 19, 2016 – Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union (GNO FCU) has selected Sierra Torres as the recipient of their 6th Annual $1,000 Enola M. Fee Scholarship Award.

The program was designed to promote the credit union philosophy, “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, but for Service,” and foster volunteerism in high school seniors. The Enola M. Fee Scholarship was established in honor of a distinguished board member who devoted many years of volunteer service to GNO FCU. The scholarship is given annually to a qualified graduating high school student to assist in the expenses for college.

This year’s winner, Sierra Torres, is a NOCCA graduate. She is an amazing student who is
passionate about her career in food sustainability and efforts to grow food in city environments where the food can be utilized in a “slow” manner from farm to table. We are proud to award Sierra with the GNO scholarship and know that it will be put to good use in her ongoing studies.

Selection criteria included academic performance and essay presentation on the topic, “How Do You Hope to Deliver the Philosophy – not for profit, not for charity, but for service – Throughout your Life’s Journey and What this Philosophy Means to You”.

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