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We believe in giving back

Hughes Federal Credit Union believes in giving back to the community we serve. Our service mission to “Always Make a Positive Difference in Each Member’s Financial Life” spans beyond the realm of just providing our members with money-saving services and products, but also serving as the core objective of our Community Service/Involvement projects under our Hughes Helps program. Every year, Hughes looks to help numerous local organizations that are just as dedicated to improving the overall well-being of our community as we are, with financial support, giveaway items, adult and youth financial education, and much more. In 2017, we provided more than $120,000 in support to over 100 different local organizations like the Arizona KidCats, the AZ Financial Face-Off, Pima County JTED (Joint Technical Education District), United Way and the Community Food Bank.

If your organization or group would like to request a sponsorship or donation, please submit a request through our sponsorship request form. Given our longstanding history with the Tucson community and our focus on education, please note that preference is given to organizations/charities that:

  • Promote youth and adult financial literacy

  • Focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)

  • Provide business development opportunities

To ensure necessary review and processing time, requests must be received at least sixty (60) days prior to an associated support deadline.

Unfortunately Hughes does not provide sponsorship/donations to individuals. Only verified organizations/groups making requests will be considered. Special consideration will be given to first responders and military. 

Submitting a request does not ensure its fulfillment. As an institution serving all of Southern Arizona, we receive more requests for support than we are able to grant. Please note that declining a request does not imply that the applicant organization is not valued or worthy of support.

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Hughes Federal Credit Union believes in giving back to the community we serve. Our Service Mission is to “Always Make a Positive Difference in Each Member’s Financial Life.” This mission was the basis of our 2017 Community Service/Involvement projects and encompassed all aspects of our organization and remains an ongoing process. Our 2017 involvement and achievements are outlined below:

Forbes Names Hughes Best Credit Union in Arizona

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When it comes to customer service, accessibility and financial advice, credit unions like Hughes Federal Credit Union. have big banks beat.

Popular global business media company, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista and surveyed more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their sentiments on their current and past banking relationships and the independent study found that member-owned financial cooperatives like Hughes outpace banks with an average score of 80 in comparison to 75.2 for banks.

Spring and Winter Fundraisers

2018 icon 52k
2018 icon Toys donated
2018 icon Financial ed
2018 icon Hurricane relief
2018 icon Youth accounts opened
2018 icon Scholarship
2018 icon Students reached

From May 1 through May 31 and Nov. 20 through Dec. 15 all 7 Hughes branches and the Call Center held fundraisers benefiting Credit Unions for Kids/Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Tucson Medical Center. The branches sold paper icons for $1 to members and staff. Each icon sold was an entry into that branch’s drawing for a themed gift basket. In total, Hughes raised over $37,000.00 with the help of our generous staff, members and the CO-OP Miracle Match.

Supporting Education in Tucson

2017 Educational Seminars and Events

  • Free Financial Education Seminars and Banzai Classes Given: 35 (1,230 youth and 166 adults).
  • Hughes Annual Scholarship Program ($10,000 in scholarships awarded to five High School Seniors).
  • Joint Technical Education District (JTED) Donation of over $27,000 in office furniture and computers
  • University of Arizona Financial Face-Off (Middle/High School student financial case competition) official sponsor. 
  • Arizona KidCats – Classroom Cats Financial Education Program (Reach: 672 teachers and approximately 27,000 students).
  • San Miguel Internship Program. Students get first hand experience working in the credit union.
  • Tucson Festival of Books Official Sponsor. 
  • AZ Earn to Learn Helped 60 high school youth save $15,649.37 for college
  • The University of Arizona® Advertising National Student Advertising competition. Worked with Eller Marketing class on case study and donated $2,500.

2017 Community Involvement

  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Tucson Medical Center. Raised $37,000.
  • Youth On Their Own Back to School Challenge participants. 
  • Laguna Elementary School Clothing Drive (2 boxes of clothing and hygiene products to their special needs program).
  • MWCUA Softball Tournament Benefiting Credit Unions for Kids/CMNH (Donation of $1,300 for raffle tickets).
  • American Cancer Society Walk Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 
  • Ronald McDonald House Chef For A Day. Hughes Team of 10 volunteers.
  • Sporting Chance Active Afternoons official sponsor. 
  • Credit Union Youth Month. Hughes helped 1,330 youth under the age of 18 make a deposits totaling $479,658.46.
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.Thin Mint Sprint sponsor. 


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