America First CU America First CU

America First Credit Union ($16.3 billion, Riverdale, Utah) supported The Giving Machines at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City (pictured) during the 2021-2022 holiday season. The Giving Machines, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are vending machines that allow donors to swipe their credit card to make an essential purchase for someone in need. The donations benefitted four local charities: American Indian Services, Rise Up School of Dance, Rose Park Neighborhood Center and Utah Refugee Connection. America First donated $1 for every social media post at the America First Selfie Station that contained the hashtags #AFCU and #CityCreekCenter up to $10,000, and provided early access to City Creek Center for America First members and a free Chick-Fil-A breakfast for the first 100 members on Dec. 13.

American Eagle Financial CU American Eagle Financial CU

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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