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16th Annual Rod Benson Memorial Golf Tournament is Wednesday, August 30, 2017


The 16th Annual Rod Benson Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at Clovelly Golf Course in St. John's, NL, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Last year, over 100 charities benefitted from the funds raised by the NLCU Charitable Foundation, and we are equally confident this year's event will prove equally successfully thanks to the registered teams, major sponsors, hole and contest sponsors, and the many prize donors.

This year's Charity of Choice, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)'s Summer Family Camp. As a Charity of Choice, NLCU will be able to help CNIB's families have a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow during a worthwhile time at camp.

For more information on the golf tournament call us at 1-800-563-3300, or visit:


NLCU Charitable Foundation Donates $88,500 to Charities at Annual Charities Luncheon

Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Charitable Foundation Corporation (NLCU CFC) hosted its annual Charities Luncheon today; Friday, November 27, 2015 at Fairfield Inn and Suites located in St. John’s. This year’s efforts resulted in $88,500 distributed to 95 charities in 2015. NLCU invited charities from the metro area to accept donations from funds raised by the NLCU CFC in 2015. In addition, NLCU Branch Managers were in attendance to receive cheques for charities in their respective communities.

“This is a testament to the good that NLCU employees, our corporate sponsors, and the community can do when we work together,” says NLCU CFC Chairperson, Allison Chaytor-Loveys. “It’s so encouraging and inspiring when you see people donating their time and money so generously.”

In 2015, employees, Board of Directors, and Foundation supporters all worked to raise money on behalf of NLCU CFC. The CFC’s biggest annual fundraiser is the Annual Rod Benson Memorial Golf Tournament, which is made possible through countless volunteer hours from Foundation supporters and corporate sponsors such as: RONA, CDL Holdings Ltd., NLCU, and the Co-operators Group.

“It’s truly rewarding for us as an organization to know that the funds we raise throughout the year go back into, and strengthen the communities in which we live,” says Chaytor-Loveys. 

The NLCU Charitable Foundation Corporation was established as a registered charity in 2002 by Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU). Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 for charities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Foundation’s vision is to be a visible leader in support of registered charities primarily in Newfoundland and Labrador that work to improve social programs and services in the areas of youth, education, health, arts, culture, and the environment. The NLCU CFC is 100% volunteer led and run, and NLCU employees are its driving force, raising funds on behalf of the Foundation for distribution to other charities.

NLCU Charitable Foundation Corporation Walks in Support of the Canadian Mental Health Association
It was a wet yet warm spring morning when volunteers of the NLCU Charitable Foundation Corporation (NLCU CFC) raised approximately $24,000 as part of the organization’s 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon. The walk took place Sunday, June 7th, with 50% of the proceeds being donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association – NL Division’s Think Twice initiative and the remaining 50% going to the NLCU CFC, which will distribute the remaining funds amongst other wonderful provincial charities throughout the year.

Walks were held near each of the 12 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU) branch locations throughout the province. Allison Chaytor-Loveys, President of the NLCU CFC and Chief Executive Officer of NLCU, was delighted with the success of the 12th Annual Walk-a-Thon. “NLCU is very proud to support CMHA NL’s Think Twice program, which will work with youth to challenge the attitudes and beliefs about mental health and illness in our province.” Chaytor-Loveys explains. “The NLCU CFC and our dedicated volunteers are happy to walk in benefit of this highly-interactive program that offers viable solutions and help to break down common stigmas in our province.”

In addition to raising funds for the Charity of Choice, NLCU CFC also asked walkers to donate unused or gently worn shoes to the One Step Shoe Recycling program. The program was started in Newfoundland and to date has donated over 12,000 pairs of shoes locally, nationally and globally.

The NLCU CFC will be accepting donations for this year’s walk until June 14th, 2015. Anyone interested in donating to the NLCU CFC can call 1-800-563-3300 or visit and click “Donate Now” to make a contribution via

Thank you to everyone who has donated funds, footwear, and walked with us on the walk. NLCU and the Foundation appreciates all of the support.        


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