Boston Business Journal Names Metro Credit Union Among Most Charitable Companies in Massachusetts

CHELSEA, MA – July 28, 2020 — Metro Credit Union, Massachusetts’ largest state-chartered credit union, today announced that it has been named an honoree in the Boston Business Journal’s annual 2020 Corporate Citizenship Awards, a recognition of the region's top corporate charitable contributors. This year, Metro was the only credit union in the state recognized by the Boston Business Journal for its charitable work.

The Business Journal annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities — a feat that is even more important during times of turmoil and crisis like we have experienced in 2020.

"During a year filled with unprecedented events and change, it’s incredible to think that the Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Charitable Contributors list is the largest we have ever compiled. These companies give back at least $100,000 to the local community, and now we are in a time when giving back and helping one another is more important than ever," said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones. "These philanthropic companies prioritize the welfare of our communities, and we are excited to be able to honor them.”

This year 107 companies — a record number — have qualified for the distinction by reporting at least $100,000 in cash contributions to Massachusetts-based charities and social-service nonprofits last year. The honorees this year include companies from health care, technology, financial and professional services, retail, professional sports, and more. This year's list grew by two honorees compared with last year.

“I am incredibly proud that our organization has received this honor,” said Robert Cashman, CEO and president. “In such tumultuous times, it can be easy to lose sight of what Metro is really about – helping our members and communities reach their financial goals. That’s why we support non-profits in our communities, and that’s why we’ll always continue to do so.”

Top corporate contributors such as Metro Credit Union, which in many instances include corporations and their charitable foundations, will be honored at the BBJ's 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on Sept. 10, a celebration of honorees that will be virtual to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

For more information on the event and how to register to attend, click here.
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About Metro Credit Union 
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, with $2.3 billion in assets. Metro provides a full range of financial products to more than 225,000 members in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, and Rockingham and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, as well as to employees of over 1,200 companies through its Metro@work program.
 
Founded in 1926, Metro currently operates 14 branch offices in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury. Metro is also a Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) designated credit union, an honor given to financial institutions for their commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers. Learn more at MetroCU.org. Metro Credit Union is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency and working with members who are impacted. For more information about access to our branches and how to manage your accounts remotely during this time, please visit MetroCU.org/access