Harland Clarke and Harland Financial Solutions Donate $5,000 to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation
Integrated Solutions Providers to Financial Services Industry Answered Call for Support; Donation To Help Flooding and Tornadoes Recovery Efforts
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – (September 23, 2008) – Harland Clarke and Harland Financial Solutions have jointly contributed $5,000 to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s relief fund to help the recovery efforts of those residents and businesses affected by the flooding and tornadoes that impacted Iowa this past summer.
The impact of the severe weather on Iowa was significant with approximately 40,000 residents evacuated from their homes, two dozen people killed and 148 people injured. Iowa’s agricultural losses from the disaster were estimated to be in excess of two billion dollars with those from the Cedar Rapids area alone accounting for two-thirds of the total losses. Harland Clarke and Harland Financial Solutions both have offices in the Des Moines area.
“We were pleased to contribute to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation and we share its commitment to helping our communities in need. We hope our donation contributes to making a difference in the lives of those affected by this devastation,” said David J. McConney, executive vice president and general manager of Credit Union Core Systems for Harland Financial Solutions.
Harland Financial Solutions’ President of Enterprise Solutions Raju Shivdasani presented the $5,000 donation on behalf of both Harland Financial Solutions and Harland Clarke in late August. Receiving the check were Pat Jury, president and CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League; Murray Williams, vice president of the Iowa Credit Union League; and Marybeth Foster, executive director of the Iowa Credit Union Foundation, who commented, “We have worked closely with both Harland Clarke and Harland Financial Solutions in serving the needs of credit union members throughout Iowa. We are very appreciative of this generous donation from such trusted partners.”
Harland Clarke and Harland Financial Solutions participate in several philanthropic programs that help communities in need, including the United Way and the American Red Cross. Additionally, Harland Clarke’s cause-related check program donates a portion of all revenue generated by them to organizations, such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We have a legacy of cause-related payment solutions’ programs, of which we are very proud,” noted Jana Schmidt, Harland Clarke’s Senior Vice President of Sales for the Community Markets Business, which services credit unions. “But sometimes, there is a need for immediate help. We are glad we could join with our sister company in support of this very critical need.”
About the Iowa Credit Union League
The Iowa Credit Union League is the non-profit, trade association that represents the interests of Iowa’s state and federally chartered credit unions and their nearly one million members. The League was established in 1930, and more than 75 years later, continues to focus on helping our member credit unions succeed. Its vision is “to foster financial stability and success of our member credit unions.” For more information, visit www.iowacreditunions.com.
About the Iowa Credit Union Foundation
Founded in 1995, as the philanthropic arm of the Iowa Credit Union League, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s mission is to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence, with the vision to eliminate poverty in the State of Iowa. For more information, visit www.iowacreditunions.com.
About Harland Clarke Corp.
Harland Clarke Corp. is a leading provider of integrated payment solutions, marketing services and technology solutions. It serves approximately 15,000 financial institutions, as well as major investment firms, business-to-business clients, small businesses, and individual consumers. With its corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas and a regional headquarters in Decatur, Georgia, Harland Clarke employs approximately 5,800 people and has manufacturing and contact center facilities nationwide. Harland Clarke Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which also wholly owns Harland Financial Solutions Inc. and Scantron Corporation. Refer to www.harlandclarke.com.
About Harland Financial Solutions
Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. (www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com) supplies software and services to thousands of financial institutions of all sizes, offering its solutions in both an in-house and service bureau environment. It is a leader in core systems, item processing, enterprise content management, branch automation, customer relationship management, business intelligence, origination and document solutions, risk management, compliance training, financial accounting, open documents, mortgage solutions, electronic funds transfer (EFT), electronic banking and advisory services. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which also owns Harland Clarke and Scantron.
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