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We Share a Common Thread Foundation

Our common thread is at the core of all we do

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Our Mission: To support the people in our community

When our community prospers, we all prosper. Established in 2011, our We Share a Common Thread Foundation partners with local philanthropic organizations to expand access to food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education.

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We help people, not just because it is our mission, but more importantly because they are our neighbors and friends. And everyone knows that neighbors and friends are the common thread that bind us all together.

Mark Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Every quarter, the We Share A Common Thread Foundation donates $1,500 to a worthy area non-profit organization, through our “Give a Click” program.

One single click can make a difference, when you vote for one of this quarter’s featured groups. The non-profit with the most votes will receive $1,500 from the foundation. It’s that simple!

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Annual Fundraiser

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Thanks to the generous contributions from our donors, last year’s fundraiser collected more than $80,000 and supported more than 125 local charities. We truly live the mission of our foundation and the strength of “we share a common thread.” With your help, we will continue to expand our opportunities to give.

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Steve Jones Legacy Fund

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On September 29, 2016, the Merrimack Valley Community lost one of its finest Ambassadors, Stephen Jones.

A member of our team for 20 years, as well as many boards and committees for various nonprofits, Steve believed wholeheartedly we should all “Go Forth and Serve”. To keep his memory alive, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union created the Steve Jones Legacy Fund to support non-profits that honor Steve’s values and legacy. His genuine compassion, friendly nature, and unwavering commitment to so many organizations in the Merrimack Valley will forever be missed, but his legacy lives on.

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Meet our Team

Alison Hughes

Community Engagement Officer

Mark Cochran

President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Foundation Board Member

Michael Dubuque

Treasurer, Foundation Board Member

Kara Doyle

Foundation Board Member

Robin Lorenzen

Foundation Board Member

Banking with us makes an impact

  • In 2020, we donated nearly,
    $600,000

    to more than 300 local organizations.

  • In 2020, we offered
    $17k

    in scholarships to 21 students, through our MoneyStrong and Employee scholarships.

  • We donate
    $1,500

    every quarter to local non-profits, through our Give a Click program.

Let’s join forces to improve our community

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