Season of Giving

Members Helping Members

2021 Nominees Accepted: NOVEMBER 1 - 30

We are so grateful to be a part of our wonderful community.

The holidays are a perfect time of year to acknowledge just how lucky we are by sharing what we have with members who need a little extra help. Each year at this time, Sun Federal invites our members to nominate fellow members who could use a little extra holiday cheer.

Since we started the Sun Federal Season of Giving program in 2008, and together with the love, caring and support of our members, we have brightened the holidays and delivered some extra special gifts to more than 326 families in need. 

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Angel Tree 

As part of our mission – People Caring About People – Sun Federal has adopted families in need and provided them with monetary and material support. Each year around the holidays we invite our generous and loving employees to participate in our annual Angel Tree, a giving program designed to help our adopted families.

Since the holiday Sun Federal Angel Tree program began in 2006 we have provided 27 families and three organizations with special holiday giving!

Teacher of the Year

Extraordinary Teacher of the Year 2021

Our annual Extraordinary Teacher of the Year Award! This includes classroom teachers, subject teachers and certified teaching professionals who provide direct instruction to students, K through 12, in a classroom setting, such as a reading specialist, speech therapist, learning support teacher, librarian, etc. 

Do you know an extraordinary teacher?

Select one of the online forms below to submit a nomination narrative telling us why you're nominating this educator for the Extraordinary Teacher of the Year Award. The narrative should include examples and supporting information about how the nominee shows a superior commitment to ensuring top-level education for their students. 

Ohio Awards

Eligible School Districts: Eastwood, Otsego, Lake Local, Oregon City Schools, Anthony Wayne, Ottawa Hills, Washington Local, Cardinal Stritch, Penta, Owens, Elmwood, Bowling Green, North Baltimore, Perrysburg, Rossford and Northwood

Congratulations 2021 Sun Federal Extraordinary Teachers of the Year (Ohio):

  • 1st Place:  Tom Mahas - Lake Local Schools
  • 2nd Place:  Kirstina Roberts - Otsego Elementary
  • 3rd Place:  Vallie Robeson - Clay High School
  • $1,000 Student Scholarship Recipient: Madisyn Kistler - Lake High School 

Pennsylvania Awards


Eligible School District: Wilson Schools

  • $1,000 to a K-5 teacher*
  • $1,000 to a 6-12 teacher*
  • $1,000 to one high school senior selected by the District

* includes $500 match from the Wilson Education Foundation

Nomination Deadline: March 12, 2021
How will nominations be reviewed?
A committee from Sun Federal will judge the nominations and select one teacher/educator from each district.

Value Proposition

Here's what our members gained in 2020 in addition to great rates, products and trusting relationships...

2020 Value Proposition

Saving Giving Challenge Donation

Saving Giving Challenge Charitable Donation

Saving Giving Challenge Charitable Donation

In 2014, members of Sun Federal CU were invited to “Take the Saving Giving Challenge.” By refinancing their high rate loans from elsewhere, members saved over $1.84 million in interest and consolidated more than 650 debts through the Saving Giving Challenge! Since we reached our goal, we donated $7,500 to the American Cancer Society Northwest Regional Office.  

The Saving Giving Challenge continued in 2015 with a new goal and a new way to give back... to members!