UTICA — AmeriCU Federal Credit Union has committed $150,000 to ICAN’s Family Resource Center, which will also house a new, state-of-the-art Children’s Museum, at 106 Memorial Parkway.
AmeriCU has been a longtime supporter of both ICAN and the Children’s Museum, agency officials said, citing such activities as sponsoring a room in its new Herkimer Hub, running a “Pack the Backpack” Drive to hosting a Community Day for residents at Evelyn’s House and sponsoring numerous educational events at the museum over the years.
“At AmeriCU, we value the importance of investing in the future of our community,” said Ron Belle, AmeriCU president and CEO. “We are honored to help create a space for children and their families to learn and grow while having fun and spending real quality time together.”
“AmeriCU has shown their support in so many ways throughout our history – many being grass roots, hands-on efforts where they truly show up for our staff and clients,” said Steven Bulger, executive director and CEO of ICAN. “Now, as they have shown support for our new project in such a significant way, we are so grateful to them.”
The $150,000 gift contributes to the overall project total of $14 million, which includes site improvements, museum exhibit design and the addition of a rotunda — a signature architectural element on the south side of the building.