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ICAN Donation


ICAN Donation

GPO is proud to share our partnership with ICAN that will be benefiting their new Family Resource Center. With a donation of $75,000 to ICAN’s Family Resource Center, this had contributed to the overall $14 million project. GPO will be named as the sponsor of the balcony area of the new facility that will become the home of the Utica Children’s Museum, which will overlook a glass rotunda serving as the main entrance.

Our donation will contribute towards the grand project that includes site improvements, museum exhibit design and the addition of the rotunda.

GPO’s giving back covers:

  • Benefit the collective lives of families in the communities we serve. From the youngest to the oldest, we look to support organizations that positively contribute to social and emotional strength of families; or
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of our community. Organizations must demonstrate a commitment through programming and events that directly benefit area residents; or
  • Provide programming or tools to better the financial fitness of our community at large. Because GPO is a financial cooperative committed to helping members become financially-secure, we believe that it is our responsibility to support and promote organizations that share this ideal; or
  • Enhance the quality of life in our communities. From supporting the arts to social programming to veterans’ concerns to helping the less fortunate, GPO looks to make life better by helping organizations deliver on commitments to improve the quality of life of fellow residents.

That is why this donation to ICAN made sense. Between the services ICAN offers and the new and improved children’s museum, which will be a destination for not just our community but also those traveling and visiting the area. This partnership was a no-brainer.

“Giving back to the community is at the heart of GPO Federal Credit Union. We recognize that being a part of the communities we serve means more than just meeting the financial needs of members. To us, it means embracing what we all hold dear – family; health and well-being; financial fitness; and an overall good quality of life.” Says Nick Mayhew, President and CEO of GPO Federal Credit Union. “GPO is proud to create this partnership with ICAN benefiting their new Family Resource Center and Children’s Museum which will help make a positive impact on many families in this community.”

Giving back to the community is at the heart of GPO and we are committed to this community.

About ICAN:

Integrated Community Alternatives Network, or ICAN, a not-for-profit organization, is a unique home and community-based network that provides individualized and non-traditional services and care to the highest risk individuals and families with social, emotional, mental health and behavioral challenges. We have been a mainstay in the Central New York community for over 20 years.

Our vision is keeping families together, and our mission is empowering individuals and families.

About the Utica Children’s Museum:

For six decades the Children’s Museum has been a shining light on education and play in the region. It’s commitment to fostering creativity, curiosity, and learning in children has made it a beloved institution for generations. No matter the age or background of its visitors, the Children’s Museum has always been a place where imaginations can run wild, and the joy of discovery can be experienced firsthand.