Honor Credit Union Awards $30,000 for Autism services

BENTON HARBOR, Michigan (April 17, 2017) – A classroom at LOGAN Autism Learning Center – Southwest Michigan will be named the Honor Classroom in recognition of a generous gift of $30,000 from the Honor Credit Union Foundation.

LOGAN received the first installment of the award during a check presentation today at the Center. Honor pledged to give $10,000 a year over a three-year period to LOGAN’s “For the Kids” capital campaign. The money will be used to help pay for renovations to the former Stump School, which LOGAN purchased in 2016. LOGAN has transformed the building into a bustling autism learning center, serving more than 100 families.

“At every turn, when we ask for something from Honor, they’ve come back with more,” said Patrick Roemer, LOGAN Director of Development for Michigan. “In this case, not only did they give us a $30,000 agreement of support, but they also came back and asked how they could volunteer for LOGAN.”

Honor is one of several community partners stepping up to help LOGAN provide much-needed autism services to families in Berrien County.

“We’re so excited to be in a community with a partner like Honor that cares about making Southwest Michigan and Berrien County, a better place for everyone who lives here,” said Roemer.

“We’re amazingly thankful,” added Kristin Wier, clinical site director. “Because of this gift, we’re able to bring the most up-to-date therapies to the children in this community.”

Honor Credit Union CEO Scott McFarland said donating money to the learning center fits right in with the credit union’s roots.

“Honor started as a teacher’s credit union,” he said. “It seems like a strong connection there. Not to mention that it’s a passion that our team got behind.”

Media coverage

Read a story in the Herald Palladium about the gift by clicking here.

Listen to a story on WSJM News-Talk by clicking here.

About Honor Credit Union Foundation

The mission of the Honor Credit Union Foundation is to support the needs of the communities served. In 2016, the HCUF donated more than $60,000 towards 23 local non-profit organizations.

 About LOGAN

LOGAN, based in South Bend, Indiana, is a not-for-profit organization offering resources and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Nancy Miller
Director of Marking and Communications
LOGAN
574-289-4831
nmiller@logancenter.org