For Immediate Release
Topeka, KS – November 7, 2017:
The Military Veteran Project is thankful to Azura Credit Union to lead sponsors of the fifth annual Salute Our Heroes Festival & Topeka Veterans Parade, to be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
This annual event is on a mission to be one of the largest celebration of service in our country. While carrying on the traditions of honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans , offering the public the opportunity to show their support for those who serve on our nation's most visible stage in the State Capitol of Kansas, Topeka. Sponsorships and contributions to the patriotic festival directly benefits support programs, alternative treatments and research for military suicide prevention. For sponsorship and ticket information and to learn more about this event, visit https://www.militaryveteranproject.org/saluteourheroesfestivaltopeka.html
Established in 2012, the Military Veteran Project secures funding for alternative treatments not provided by Veterans Administration, research and advocacy in Washington DC
to assist with achieving its mission. Events such as the Salute Our Heroes Festival, which had a record breaking number of 6,000 people in attendance for the 2016 year, assisting with mobilizing public support for our veterans, connecting our veterans with resources, and organizations serving our veterans.
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History of Educational Credit Union
Educational Credit Union was formed in 1939 as Topeka Teachers Credit Union by a group of educators. The credit union started with just 29 members and $144 in total assets. At the time of merger, Educational Credit Union boasted over 24,000 members, with over $208 million in total assets.
History of Quest Credit Union
Quest Credit Union was founded in 2010 with the merger of Credit Unions United (1951) and Credit Union One of Kansas (1956.) Their membership roots run deeply with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bell Telephone, State of Kansas Employees and more. At time of merger, Quest had over 23,000 members, with over $274 million in total assets.
Going Forward, and Above and Beyond
As Azura Credit Union, the merger expanded services and opportunities for members, while providing efficiency and technology benefits. Between both credit unions, we have over 140 years of serving our Kansas members and surrounding communities.
About Military Veteran Project
The Military Veteran Project. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, composed of business and community leaders. Its board meets monthly and lends it expertise to the operations of the Foundation.
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Washburn University President Named as Grand Marshal for 5th Annual Salute Our Heroes Festival & Topeka Veterans Parade.
MEDIA ALERT PLEASE HOLD UNTIL WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017 10 A.M. ANNOUNCEMENT TO TAKE PLACE AT AZURA CREDIT UNION 1129 S. KANSAS AVENUE VETERAN’S DAY PARADE GRAND MARSHALL ANNOUNCEMENT TOPEKA, KS- Military Veteran Project is honored to announce Dr. Jerry Farley President of Washburn University will be the Grand Marshall for the 5 th Annual Salute Our Heroes Festival & Topeka Veterans Parade. On Saturday November 11, 2017 the Salute Our Heores Festival & Topeka Veterans Parade will start with hosting a Patriotic Pancake breakfast at HHB at 8 a.m., followed by the Super Heroes Run, Walk & Crawl beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the Topeka Veterans Parade will begin at 11 a.m. The days festivities are all located in downtown Topeka. Registration information and details for the days festivities are all available online at MilitaryVeteranProject.org. Azura Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for this year’s Salute Our Heroes Festival and Topeka Veterans Parade. In addition to their funding and support, they have coordinated with the Topeka Capital-Journal to sponsor a tribute to our veterans. The Topeka Capital-Journal will publish on Veterans Day, November 11 a tribute to veterans and service members. “Honoring Our Heroes, sponsored by Azura Credit Union” will include photos of men and women in uniform. Beginning today until October 27 you can submit your request to honor a veteran by submitting the high- quality photos free of charge to The Capital-Journal at cjonline.com/heroes. The Topkea Capital- Journal also will publish the veteran’s name, years of service, hometown and branch of military. “This is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who have given so much of themselves to keep our country safe,” said Tomari Quinn, Editor and Vice President of Audience at Topeka Capital-Journal. “We’re grateful to them for their service.” Military Veteran Project is honored to have the community come together to celebrate and honor all of our veterans. Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Azura Credit Union, Northrup Grumman, NuSound Hearing and Hyvee. The addition of such a prestigious community leader with Dr. Jerry Farley as this year’s Grand Marshall speaks volumes to the communities support for our military heroes. Jerry Farley has served as President of Washburn University since 1997. Dramatic changes have occurred on campus including new academic programs, reinvigoration of a vibrant Student Life program and construction of six major new buildings, and extensive renovation of many other buildings and all classrooms. He holds a B.B.A., M.B.A. and Ph.D. all from the University of Oklahoma. He is a C.P.A. and has been president and chair of the board of several state and national professional organizations. He has authored or co- authored numerous articles and books in his field – not for profit finance and accounting. Jerry has served on local and state boards for United Way, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts, Kansas Society of CPA’s, Heartland Visioning, state and local Chambers of Commerce and economic development corporations, including Go Topeka. He is past Chair of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. He serves on Board of Directors for the Security Benefits Funds Board, Westar Energy and CoreFirst Bank. He was inducted into the Topeka Business and Oklahoma Higher Education Halls of Fame and is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. In 2016, he was named Distinguished Kansan of the year by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas.
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