CoVantage foundation raising funds for SAM25

CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced they will kick off a two-week fundraising campaign beginning on Nov. 28, which has become known nationally as “Giving Tuesday.”

Funds generated will be matched with up to $75,000 in contributions from the foundation, a public charity established by CoVantage Credit Union. Local nonprofit organizations to receive funding from this year’s campaign were selected by CoVantage staff and are located throughout several communities served by CoVantage Credit Union. In Shawano, the charity selected was Shawano Area Matthew 25.

CoVantage Cares Foundation was established as a way to provide financial support to organizations that serve individuals, especially those experiencing significant financial challenge, and organizations that work to enhance quality of life in communities served by CoVantage Credit Union.

“I’m proud to say our credit union has a history of supporting local nonprofit organizations and living our mission of helping those in need,” said Charlie Zanayed, CoVantage chief executive officer. “Because our Giving 2day campaign was such a huge success last year, we wanted to continue our public fundraising effort in 2017 with a much larger match by the CoVantage Cares Foundation.”

The foundation will offer opportunities to support additional organizations with future public fundraising initiatives.

For more information about CoVantage Cares Foundation or the Giving Tuesday campaign, go to

CoVantage Credit Union, with headquarters in Antigo, has $1.4 billion in assets, serves over 98,000 members, and employs 380 staff across all of their locations. Founded in 1953, the financial cooperative serves members living or working in 18 counties in Wisconsin and three counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.