First Posted: 4/18/2012 7:53:39 AM | Last Updated: 4/18/2012 7:53:59 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) and The Brees Dream Foundation have signed an extension to their existing agreement and will continue raising needed funds for the Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) camp.
Since 2007, this partnership has raised $225,000 for the benefit of PALS.
“PALS is an essential component of our community providing instruction to children on healthy eating, staying active, and making good financial decisions,” said Bob Falk, CEO and President of Purdue Federal. Drew Brees, President of The Brees Dream Foundation, added, “We remain jointly committed to providing PALS with needed funds, and this summer we will be making another $50,000 donation to the camp.”
Although the parties will not host a fundraising event in 2012, Purdue Federal and The Brees Dream Foundation look forward to working together long term to support the PALS camp and Lafayette-West Lafayette community.
About Purdue Federal: Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was founded as Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) on the Purdue University campus in 1969. In December 2010, PEFCU acquired Members United Federal Credit Union through a merger. At the time of merger, the credit union changed its name to Purdue Federal to better reflect its membership base, which includes students, faculty and staff, and communities where Purdue University and its regional campuses operate. Purdue Federal is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than 60,000 members nationwide and assets at more than $700 million.
About The Brees Dream Foundation: The Brees Dream Foundation was established in 2003 by Drew and Brittany Brees. Its mission is to advance research in the fight against cancer and provide care, education and opportunities for children in need. Brittany and Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation have collectively committed and/or contributed more than $11,000,000 to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette/Purdue communities.