On April 22nd, Harvard University Employees Credit Union was honored to receive the Summer Urban Program (SUP) Champion Award during Phillip Brooks Housing Association’s (PBHA) Annual SUP Auction. SUP is a network of summer camps providing crucial youth and family services across Boston and Cambridge and staffed by college students and local high school students. In 2021, SUP will welcome 650 young people from the ages of six to 13.
The SUP Champion Award recognizes a partner who’s above and beyond support has been instrumental in making the camps possible, and HUECU is proud to help further the goals of such an amazing organization. During the virtual auction, Maria Dominguez Gray, PBHA’s Executive Director, thanked HUECU employees and board members for their lead sponsorship of the SUP auction and consistent support throughout the year.
“The Credit Union staff provided financial literacy workshops to our teens and shared important information to help out our families, so they could navigate financial issues during COVID-19,” noted Maris. “Additionally, their staff supported our first online PBHA holiday toy drive to make the children's winter a little bit brighter.”
The award was accepted by Tom Montilli, HUECU’s Chief Experience Officer, who described that SUP “particularly resonates with the Credit Union because of our shared commitment to promoting growth and learning and to enhancing quality of life within the local communities that we serve.”
HUECU is honored to collaborate with PBHA and to have been recognized as a SUP Champion. Please visit pbha.org to learn more about the great work of PBHA and how to support them and their programs and initiatives.