Financial Literacy Challenge Winner Central Jersey FCU Recognized for its Commitment to Financial Education

Posted by Marissa Anema Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:37:00 AM

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - Central Jersey Federal Credit Union, the first place winner of the New Jersey Credit Union League's Financial Literacy Challenge in the over $25 million category, was recently presented a certificate for their dedication to financial literacy.

Left to right: Scholarship winner Caitlin Sweeney stands with Central Jersey FCU CEO Mike Reilly, scholarship winner Ezequiel Crespo, and NJCUL President/CEO Paul Gentile.

NJCUL President/CEO Paul Gentile visited Central Jersey FCU to present the certificate on behalf of the League and also to congratulate the credit union on its accomplishment.

"Congratulations to Central Jersey for showing its prowess for being a strong financial literacy educator in the community," said Gentile. "Financial literacy is the core mission of credit unions and Central Jersey is clearly doing its part in helping raise the financial IQ of New Jerseyans."

As a winner, Central Jersey FCU received two, $1,000 scholarships to be given to two members of the credit union's choosing. The students, Caitlin Sweeney of Colonia, N.J., and Ezequiel Crespo of Perth Amboy, N.J., also took part in Gentile's acknowledgement of Central Jersey FCU's efforts. Sweeney plans on pursuing a career in nursing and Crespo intends to pursue studies in cooking/culinary arts.


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