Notre Dame FCU Donates $10,000 to Kelly Cares Foundation

Posted on Dec 20, 2017

NOTRE DAME, IN – Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (Notre Dame FCU) donated $10,000 to the Kelly Cares Foundation today. Notre Dame FCU President/CEO Tom Gryp presented the check to foundation co-founder Paqui Kelly at the Notre Dame FCU Main Office, 1828 Moreau Drive.

Last month Notre Dame FCU competed against USC Credit Union (USCCU) to raise money for local charities in the fourth annual $10,000 Charity Challenge. Notre Dame FCU won the challenge by generating the most credit card applications between October 24, 2016 and November 25, 2016. 

Each credit union wagered $5,000 on the contest, with the winner taking all and donating $10,000 to the charity of their choice.

Kelly Cares Check Presentation

Notre Dame FCU’s charity of choice was the Kelly Cares Foundation, an organization that focuses on a variety of initiatives, including breast cancer awareness. Gryp said the area credit union values the Kelly Cares Foundations’ presence in the community, “Notre Dame FCU is thankful for the Kelly Cares Foundation’s programs and initiatives. This is just our way of supporting the hard work they do every day in the fight against breast cancer.”

The foundation is co-founded by University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui, who is a two-time breast cancer survivor. “Brian and I are thrilled that Notre Dame Federal Credit Union chose the Kelly Cares Foundation as the benefactor for this year’s Charity Challenge. $10,000 will go a long way in supporting our mission and we are very grateful to be the recipient,” remarked Paqui Kelly.

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On behalf of the Kelly Cares Foundation, co-founder Paqui Kelly accepts a $10,000 donation from Notre Dame FCU President/CEO Tom Gryp. Photo courtesy of Arielle Schmitt.

About Notre Dame FCU
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. With assets in excess of $480 million and over 53,000 members worldwide, Notre Dame FCU’s dedicated partners (employees), coupled with a wide array of financial services, provide members a personalized experience through the credit union’s nine convenient branch locations, its virtual branch (Shamrock Center), and through its robust online banking platform and mobile apps. Visit us at

About Kelly Cares Foundation
The Kelly Cares Foundation was established by the Brian and Paqui Kelly family to support organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family. A strong emphasis has been made on three main pillars: Health, Education, and Community. To accomplish its mission, Kelly Cares emphasizes: (1) Health, through promoting breast cancer awareness, supporting those in need, funding valuable research, and encouraging prevention; (2) Education, by funding educational research and supporting institutional advancement at all levels and capacities; and (3) Community, strong communities are a direct result of active participation on the part of their citizens. The Foundation supports projects and initiatives that encourage the engagement of individuals in their local communities. Find out more at

News Dec 20, 2017

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