Coastal Credit Union Awards $50,000 to Winners of 50 Forward Contest

Joe Mecca

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Published on 11-15-2017

Categories: Community, Coastal News


At a ceremony held at Coastal Credit Union headquarters in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon, we awarded $50,000 in total to 5 area nonprofits and the individuals who nominated each in its 50 Forward contest held earlier this fall. The nonprofits received $5,000 each while, in a surprise twist, their respective nominators also received $5,000.

The winning charities were:

The contest ran from August 31st to September 22nd through Coastal’s Facebook page. Participants were asked to identify a nonprofit within the 16 counties where Coastal does business, and briefly describe why the nonprofit was deserving of a donation, and what it does that is meaningful to the person nominating it.

“Coastal has operated in this community for 50 years and we thought what better way to celebrate our longevity than by giving back,” said Brandon McAdams, VP Marketing and Product Development. “Each nonprofit selected is more than deserving of the award they have received, and adding the element of surprise for each nominator just made this contest that much more fun to execute. It truly speaks to our motto – We Share.”

Videos of each nominee are posted on Coastal's YouTube Channel. We hope you will take a moment to view, LIKE, comment, and share with your family and friends! 

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