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Press Room Library

Media Contact:

Jason Waller, Summit Credit Union, 608.243.5000,x6862

About Summit Credit Union:

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $6.7 billion in assets and has more than 251,000 members and 963 employees across 57 locations throughout south-central and southeastern Wisconsin. Since 2002, Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, formerly known as CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union. Recognized for its excellence in employee engagement, in 2021, 2022 and 2023 Summit was named both a Top Workplace in the USA by Top Workplaces USA and a Top Workplace in the Madison area by the Wisconsin State Journal. In 2023 it has added a Top Workplace award in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Announcing the 2023 Project Teen Money winner
Cooper Smith from East High School, Madison, wins a $3,000 continuing education scholarship. All 10 finalists receive at least $500 continuing education scholarships. 

MADISON, Wisc. – The votes are in. Cooper Smith from Madison’s East High School is this year’s Summit Credit Union Project Teen Money winner.  
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Summit Credit Union names 3 UW student-athletes as Financial Ambassadors
Students will promote female financial education and wellness in new NIL partnership

MADISON, Wis. — Summit Credit Union, a proud partner of Wisconsin Athletics, announced the University of Wisconsin Student-Athlete Financial Wellness Ambassador program, an effort to increase financial wellness education through student athletes’ social media postings.
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Summit Credit Union Launches ‘Equity in Money’ Initiative
Cooperative’s multi-faceted plan aims to improve financial well-being of women

MADISON, WI — As the nation prepares to honor Equal Pay Day March 14, Summit Credit Union announced its financial wellness initiative Equity in Money, which focuses on solutions for pay inequities between men and women.
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Fall River Couple wins $10,000 in Summit Credit Union’s Project Money
Annual challenge helps participants take control of finances, reach goals

MADISON, Wis. — By increasing their family’s savings more than $48,800 and reducing debt by $7,971 in just seven months, Evan and Robin Quilling of Fall River won the 14th season of Summit Credit Union’s Project Money program. The financial challenge awards $10,000 cash grand prize to winning participants each year.
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Summit Credit Union Pays $2.5 Million in Member Dividends
Cooperative’s Cash Boomerang program puts money in members’ pockets

MADISON, Wis.— Summit Credit Union has announced a patronage dividend of $2.5 million for its members. Called Cash Boomerang¹, the member give-back is based on Summit Credit Union’s financial success and on an individual’s use of Summit checking, savings, and borrowing services between Oct. 1, 2021, and Sept. 30, 2022.
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Summit Credit Union acquires assets, assumes liabilities of Commerce State Bank in historic partnership
MADISON, Wis. —Summit Credit Union announced today the completion of its purchase of Commerce State Bank, headquartered in West Bend, Wis., in the largest credit union acquisition of a bank in the state’s history and one of the largest in the country.
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