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Recipient of CUNA's 2020 Community Service Award

November 23, 2020

Metro Credit Union, Massachusetts’ largest state-chartered credit union, today announced it is the first-place national recipient of CUNA’s 2020 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The Dora Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for their outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities.

Metro received this award for its work last year surrounding Still She Rises, an event honoring Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo, a beloved 20-year employee whose life was tragically cut short because of domestic violence. The event raised $55,000, which was donated to three local organizations providing comprehensive services to people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.

“At Metro, we are committed in the fight against domestic violence, a heinous act that occurs all too frequently in our communities,” said Robert Cashman, CEO and president. “We are honored to continue that fight in Ersilia’s name and thank CUNA for recognizing us for our efforts.”

Recently, Metro has been recognized by other organizations for its commitment to giving back to the community. In June, Banking New England named Metro a “Credit Union Hero” for its work surrounding Still She Rises. In July, the Boston Business Journal included Metro on its list of the most charitable organizations in Massachusetts.

To learn more about Metro Credit Union, please visit www.MetroCU.org, and connect with us on LinkedIn.


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. Metro was recently named among the most charitable companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. 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.

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