Fostering Financial Wellness, Community and Hope

RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness, and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. Founded in 2011, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a natural outgrowth of the Credit Union’s commitment to community activities and to financial literacy as a key component of financial health.


Community Involvement

The Foundation’s activities are focused in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located. The Foundation disperses funds to organizations not individuals.

Walk Home 2018Walk Home 2018 – Sunday, June 10, 2018

9 am Registration
10 am Walk Begins (rain or shine)
Three Locations—Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common.

The Walk is sponsored by RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation.

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Financial Education

The work of the Foundation reflects a belief that with access to financial education, there can be a real difference in people’s lives and they can become financially independent.

During the year, RTN GoodWorks Foundation sponsors financial seminars in branch or community settings.

RTN GoodWorks Foundation Hosts Financial Seminar at Waltham Boys and Girls Club

Local youth enjoyed a free financial seminar held on March 29 at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, sponsored by RTN GoodWorks Foundation and RTN Federal Credit Union.

Seventeen young people, ages 13 to 17, attended the Basics of Money Management class presented by the College Planning Team from The College Planning Collaborative. The seminar introduced financial concepts including how to save and spend money, and setting financial goals. The informal format covered conversation and learning about money-related topics and attitudes. The students enjoyed pizza as part of the evening’s event.

Basics of Money Management Seminar

“We are excited to partner with RTN to provide valuable educational opportunities to our young people,” says Jules LeBlanc, Associate Program Director at Waltham Boys & Girls Club. “Our youth are gaining concrete skills and knowledge to take charge of their financial futures, which will enable them to reach their full potential to be successful after graduation. We are extremely grateful for RTN’s support of our community’s youth.”

Part of RTN GoodWorks Foundation’s mission is to make financial literacy tools accessible to more people. Founded in 2011, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a natural outgrowth of our Credit Union’s commitment to financial literacy and community activities as key components of financial health efforts.

We invite you to join us at upcoming scheduled seminars in RTN branches and look for future Foundation-sponsored seminars in the community.


Fundraising

RTN GoodWorks Foundation is funded through fundraising events, appeals to membership and community partners.

Giving Tuesday is Every Day at RTN

On November 28, we made a donation of $3251.62 with funds collected through RTN GoodWorks Foundation to the Greater Houston Community Foundation to help support their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Every day, as a Credit Union we exist help our members manage and improve their financial lives. And, we have a social mission, with charitable giving and community service as our core values.

This translates into supporting local community projects and initiatives. A quick overview of charitable giving and community involvement in 2017 includes:

  • In September, we gave $22,039 to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Waltham and Boston. These funds were raised through our annual Walk Home 5K walk to help homeless teens and families.
  • Monthly Blue Jeans Days provide RTN employees the opportunity to wear jeans to work for a charitable donation, with funds collected and donated to promote the credit union industry with legislators and governmental bodies. In addition, RTN is an active participant in Cooperative Credit Union Association collection drives and community efforts throughout the year.
  • Our Employee Community Outreach Committee supports several non-profit organizations and charities in local communities through personal donations and contributions of their free time.

Charitable giving by RTN so far this year has totaled nearly $60,000. We are proud to work collaboratively with members, sponsor groups and our surrounding communities through financial support and volunteer participation in many ways, large and small. We thank you for your participation and support.

Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Community and Financial Education Projects

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Pictured (l to r): RTN Federal Credit Union Board Members Joe Kelleher, Jack Torpey and Chair Arthur Osborn, and RTN GoodWorks Foundation Director Henry Doyle.

RTN GoodWorks Foundation raised $30,000 in proceeds from its 2017 fundraising Golf Tournament on Monday October 2, 2017 at Oakley Country Club. These funds will help support RTN GoodWorks Foundation’s community projects and financial education efforts.Beautiful October weather was the backdrop for a day of golf, followed by a program that included prize awards, raffles and a silent auction. As a Titanium Sponsor, RTN Federal Credit Union was the major supporter of this event.Highlights of the Foundation’s charitable endeavors during the past two years include its annual Walk Home event that donated more than $46,400 to help Massachusetts homeless teens and families; a donation to ABCD’s (Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.) Winter Emergency Campaign and Fuel Assistance Program; a donation to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital annual campaign; and sponsorship of several community financial education seminars.

Thanks to our sponsors, donors and golfers who help make the RTN GoodWorks Foundation 2017 Golf Tournament a great success!