We have been a part of our community since 1959 and take an active role in aiding the residents achieve a healthy & prosperous life. Whether it is participating in the annual Moxie Days Festival, sponsoring a D.A.R.E football game or youth sports league, we are committed to the Members of the communities we serve. Here are just a few of the ways we give back.
Rochel ‘Russ’ Livernois Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 2000, the Lisbon Credit Union developed a Scholarship Fund to help our graduating seniors realize their dreams. Later that year, one of our original founders, Rochel Livernois, passed away. Mr. Livernois served as Treasurer/Manager from the Credit Union's beginning in 1959 through 1985. The scholarship fund was renamed to honor his years of service and dedication.
Each year, the Credit Union awards four $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements as well as community involvement. Scholarship dollars are paid directly to the schools after completion of their first semester.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship program, a student must:
Be a graduating senior
Be a Member of our Credit Union or a child of a Member
Have a High School GPA of 2.50 or higher
Be accepted to a 2 or 4 year accredited post secondary school
Studies must begin within 1 year of the award
Applications are available online, at the Credit Union, or at the guidance office of local high schools by February of each year.
The Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union realizes the importance of education and would like to assist three seniors each year in achieving their academic goals. We encourage all qualifying seniors to apply.
Free Member Seminars
The Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union is pleased to offer educational seminars for our Members and residents of our community.
Financial Seminars are held periodically throughout the year. Previously covered topics include: Saving for College with a NextGen Account, Women & Investing, How Do They Come Up With The Appraised Value Of A Home, Nearing Retirement & Still Have Questions, Living On A Fixed Budget, Wills-Trusts & Power of Attorneys, What Everyone Should Know About Credit, and Purchasing A Home Through Your Credit Union.
Seminars are held in the Credit Union’s Training Facility. Announcements are made through statement inserts as well as our quarterly newsletter. Notices will also be placed in the lobby of our office.
We encourage you to attend one of these free seminars. If you would like to suggest future seminar topics, please call the Credit Union at 353-4144 x 203.
The Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union has been a part of this community since 1959. Since the inception of credit unions, the motto has always been “Not for profit, not for charity, but for service”. The Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union holds true to this motto by annually selecting a local recipient for a monetary donation.
Donations are presented at our Annual Meeting. Over the years we have donated to the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO), Lisbon Emergency, Durham and Lisbon School Libraries, Technology for Local Schools, the Recreation Departments, Hope Haven Gospel Mission, St. Mary's Food Pantry and more.
We also support these community organizations:
Lisbon High School Drama Club
Lisbon Falls Christian Academy
St Dominic High School
Lewiston High School
Lewiston Police Athletic League
State Troopers Foundation
Franco Center Program Guide
Auburn Firefighters Children's Fund
Moxie Festival Sponsor
Positive Change Lisbon
United Way of Androscoggin
Giving back to our Members and their communities is what we are all about!
Ending Hunger Campaign
Each year, Lisbon Credit Union participates in the Maine Credit Union League’s Campaign for Ending Hunger. The campaign was established in 1990, and since then has raised an incredible $5.9 million towards ending hunger in Maine.
The unique and most rewarding aspect of this campaign is the guarantee that “100% of the money raised by credit unions stays in Maine and is distributed to hunger organizations and food pantries throughout Maine.” – Maine Credit Union League.
Statistics show that Maine is the number one state in New England that is currently food insecure. Our local food pantries are in dire need of supplemental foods. Reports show that many food pantries in Maine are facing low supplies, leaving their shelves bare and their customers lacking a nutritious diet.
The Lisbon Credit Union’s Social Responsibility Team has organized several fundraisers throughout the years on behalf of the Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign and will begin again to support this worthy cause for the upcoming year of 2016!