In honor of its 100th anniversary, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union of Lowell, Mass., surprised members recently by serving cupcakes and handing out T-shirts at its six full-service branches.
A member of Jeanne D’Arc’s executive team, including President/CEO Mark S. Cochran, was at each branch to greet members and offer the free treats.
“This is a significant milestone for Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union,” Cochran said. “We are excited to share this yearlong celebration with our members. Their belief in Jeanne D’Arc’s mission has allowed us to grow and help the community prosper for the past 100 years.”
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was officially founded on Feb. 12, 1912, as a cooperative credit society designed to encourage frugality and economic self-sufficiency among Lowell’s Franco-American population. Jeanne D’Arc has grown substantially over the past 100 years, but its mission remains the same–to help each member make smart financial choices, the credit union said.
The credit union now has more than 57,000 members and more than $920 million in assets. It operates six full-service Massachusetts branches in Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Chelmsford and Methuen. It also has three high-school branches at Lowell High, Dracut High and Nashoba Valley Technical High.