Published in the Scarborough Leader, Community News, 2/3/2107
Town & Country Federal Credit Union announced that it will make the largest philanthropic gift in credit union history to the Eastern Trail Alliance’s Close the Gap campaign.
A bridge will be built in honor of two board members who, between them, volunteered over 85 years at the credit union.
Town & Country Federal Credit Union, a leading Maine-based financial institution and active supporter of projects designed to connect communities across Southern Maine, will donate $100,000 to the alliance’s Close the Gap project.
The project aims to complete a 1.6- mile gap that interrupts off-road travel between South Portland and Saco.
This gift marks Town & Country’s largest gift to a single community initiative in the credit union’s 63-year history and the largest single gift ever made by any Maine credit union.
“This project is symbolic of Town & Country’s mission to create a personal connection with each of our members,” says CEO David Libby. “The Eastern Trail connects dozens of Maine communities and completing this missing piece in Scarborough will enhance that community connection and create accessibility for even more Mainers.”
Town & Country is making this donation in recognition of two long-time volunteer board members, who together dedicated over 85 years of service.
“We are pleased to make this gift in honor of Wilfred Couture and Edward Connolly, two people who worked tirelessly on behalf of the credit union and our community for eight decades,” Libby said.
The $100,000 gift will be earmarked to build the ‘Connolly-Couture’ bridge over the Nonesuch River on the trail between South Portland and Scarborough.
Wilfred Couture, a resident of South Portland, celebrated 40 years of service to Town & Country’s board in 2016.
Go here to view a related article in the same Scarborough Leader issue about donations made by the Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce, and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.