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60 Acts of Community

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union celebrates its 60th Anniversary by committing to 60 Acts of Community as a token of its appreciation to its members and the people of Guam for their support throughout the past six decades.

 

The company’s 60 Acts of Community is a community outreach initiative driven by its employees to celebrate the credit union’s milestone 60th Anniversary in Guam. 

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  • ACT 1: Historic Hagatna Cleanup

  • ACT 2: Supply Drive for Harvest House and Guam Homeless Coalition

  • ACT 3: Supporting Athletes' Success Stories: Manami Iijima-Martin, Triathlete

  • Act 4: Supporting Athletes' Success Stories: Ryan Matienzo, Triathlete/Runner

  • ACT 5: Guam Track and Field Association Gold Sponsorship

  • ACT 6: Tamuning Steelers Youth Football Sponsorship

  • ACT 7: Guam Triathlon Federation National Championships Sponsorship

  • ACT 8: Guam Running Club Perimeter Relay Title Sponsorship

  • ACT 9: Junior Achievement Company Sponsorship

  • ACT 10: Tree Planting - Malesso Water Shed

  • ACT 11: Financial Education Workshop Development

  • ACT 12: Triple J Color Run Participation

  • ACT 13: Rainbows For All Children Guam Annual LifeWorks Guam Candlelight Memorial Service Sponsorship

  • ACT 14: GMH Volunteers Association Donation

  • ACT 15: Diwali Festival of Lights Support

  • ACT 16: Sinajana Mayor's Office Halloween Event

  • ACT 17: GCC Foundation Par Excellence Golf Tournament

  • ACT 18: Oceania Cross Country Championships Finish Line Support

  • ACT 19: Guam Volleyball Federation Development Camp

  • ACT 20: St. Francis Catholic School AC Repairs

  • ACT 21: Rainan I Langhet Foundation Gala Support

  • ACT 22: Varo Guam & Saipan Cares Fundraiser Raffle

  • ACT 23: Toys for Tots Collection Center

  • ACT 24: Salvation Army Bell Ringing Guam Premiere Outlets

  • ACT 24: Salvation Army Bell Ringing Cost-U-Less Tamuning

  • ACT 25: Salvation Army Bell Ringing Agana Shopping Center

  • ACT 26: Simon Sanchez Sharks Off-Island Boys Basketball Tournament Fundraiser Support

  • ACT 27: ATOS Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guam Golf Tournament Fundraiser Support

  • ACT 28: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Fiesta Water Donation

  • ACT 29: Talented Tenth 5k Fun Run Water Donation

  • ACT 30: Guam Triathlon Federation 2023 National Championships Sponsorship

  • ACT 31: Academy of Our Lady of Guam Songfest Donation

  • ACT 32: Father Duenas Memorial School Songfest Donation

  • ACT 33: Rainbows for All Children Run Donation

  • ACT 34: Notre Dame High School Songfest Donation

  • ACT 35: Agana Lights Tennis Guam Men's Tennis League Sponsorship

  • ACT 36: Mes CHamoru Celebration for Members

  • ACT 37: Southern High School Walk for Life Career Fair, Financial Literacy Presentation

  • ACT 38: Mangilao Mayors Office Easter Egg Hunting Water Donation

  • ACT 39: Catholic Social Service Legacy of Hope Brunch Benefit Sponsorship

  • ACT 40: Korean Sports Council of Guam Golf Tournament Fundraiser Water Donation

  •  ACT 41: GMH Volunteers Association Annual Charity Ball Corporate Sponsorship 

  • ACT 42: Supporting Athletes' Success Stories: Manami Iijima-Martin, Triathlete Sponsorship Renewal

  • ACT 43: Supporting Filipino Community of Guam Annual Philippine Independence Ball Sponsorship

  • ACT 44: Filipino Community of Guam Annual Philippine Independence Ball Sponsorship

  • ACT 45: Talo'fo'fo' Annual Banana Festival Sponsorship

  • ACT 46: University of Guam Job Fair Support

  • ACT 47: Mangilao's Race to the Crown 5k Sponsorship

  • ACT 48: Guam Running Club Perimeter Relay Sponsorship

  • ACT 49: Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center Employee Appreciation Banquet Sponsorship

  • ACT 50: Hagat Annual Mango Festival Sponsorship

  • ACT 51: American Red Cross Red Ball Sponsorship

  • ACT 52: Tamuning Steelers Youth Football Organization Sponsorship

  • ACT 53: FHLB Des Moines- Member Impact Fund Grant for Catholic Social Services Alee Shelters

  • ACT 54: FHLB Des Moines- Member Impact Fund Grant for Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO)

  • ACT 55: FHLB Des Moines- Member Impact Fund Grant for Sanctuary Incorporated of Guam

  • ACT 56: Korean Association of Guam 50th Anniversary Booklet Sponsorship

  • ACT 57Relay for Life Corporate Sponsorship

  • ACT 58Korean Golf Association of Guam Classic Tournament water donation

  • ACT 59: 10th Annual Pink Ball Corporate Sponsorship

Featured Acts

June 21, 2023

$24,000 in Community Building Grants to Three Guam Nonprofits

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union awarded three Guam nonprofit organizations with $24,000 in match grants – the 2023 Member Impact Fund (MIF) – by Community First and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines). Catholic Social Service (CSS) Alee Shelters, Sanctuary Incorporated of Guam (Sanctuary), and Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO) each received $8,000 grants during an award ceremony on June 21, 2023, at Community First’s Tamuning Member Service Center.

 

From left, Gerard Cruz, President and CEO of Community First; Derek Mandell, Assistant Vice President/Marketing Manager, Community First; Angel Toves, Residential Supervisor for Shelters; Peter Kwon, Case Manager, Sanctuary; Stephanie Drilon, Crisis and Corporate Communications Manager, Sanctuary; Dan Estephan, Case Manager, Sanctuary; Karen Carpenter, Office Manager, VARO; Charlene Quintanilla, Crisis Services Supervisor/ Victim Advocate, VARO; Diana Calvo, Executive Director, CSS Alee Shelters; Marge Isip, Executive Assistant, CSS Alee Shelters; Paula Siguenza, Deputy Director, CSS Alee Shelters; and Mike Finona, Chief Operations Officer, Community First.

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April 14, 2023

Catholic Social Service Legacy of Hope Donation

Community First recently signed on as a supporting sponsor for the Catholic Social Service "Legacy of Hope" brunch to benefit the Alee Children's Shelter. 

L-R: Mike Finona, SVP/Chief Operations Officer; Diana B. Calvo, Executive Director of CSS; Carla Lorenzo, VP/Director of Operations; and Paula P. Siguenza, Deputy Director of CSS.

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March 31, 2023

Financial Literacy Presentation

Community First recently made a Financial Literacy presentation at Southern High School’s Rise Up for Life Career Fair.

L-R: Nathaniel Dela Cruz and Neo Pangilinan

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March 3, 2023

35th Rainbows Run Donation

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union recently donated $1,500 and 10 cases of bottled water to Rainbows For All Children- Guam as a Silver Sponsor of the 35th Annual Rainbows 3.5 Mile Run/Walk for Youth.

L-R: Carla Lorenzo, VP/Director of Operations; Marie Halloran, Executive Director of Rainbows; Mae Tuncap, SVP/ Chief Operational Risk Officer

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February 23, 2023

FDMS Songfest Donation

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union recently donated $1,250 to Father Duenas Memorial School as a Silver Sponsor of the 2023 Songfest: "A Trip to Mars".

L-R: Derek Mandell, AVP/Marketing Manger; Jabriel Torres, AVP/Call Center Manager; Leilani Taijeron, FDMS Songfest Marketing Chairperson Parent; and Lourdes Sablan, Assistant Call Center Manager.

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February 17, 2023

Guam Triathlon Federation Sponsorship

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to Guam Triathlon Federation to become the title sponsor of the 2023 Guam National Triathlon Championship in July.

L-R: Gerry Cruz, president and CEO of Community First and Craig Weymouth, GTF president

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February 8, 2023

St. Francis Catholic School Donation

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union recently donated $1,500 to Saint Francis Catholic School. The funds will be used towards the repairing and purchasing of air conditioning systems for the school’s Multi-Purpose Building/Gym.

From left to right: Dr. Vincent Duenas, parent of Sophia Duenas, a St. Francis Catholic School student; Lisha Manibusan-Sanchez, Community First's  Hagatna Service Center Manager; Sophia Duenas, student; and Carla Lorenzo, Community  First's VP/ Director of Operations.

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December 12, 2022

Toys for Tots

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union recently donation new toys to Toys for Tots. The donations were collected at the four Member Service Centers from October through December. Thank you to all who donated!

 

About Toys for Tots: The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children.

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December 9, 2022

Donation to Guam Running Club

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union was recently presented a plaque of appreciation by the Guam Running Club for its support of the 2022 GRC Perimeter Relay and Ultra Marathon.

L-R: GRC President Richard Taitague, Community First President & CEO Gerry Cruz, and GRC Vice President Manny Hechanova.

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November 7, 2022

Donation to GMH Volunteers Association

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated to the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association annual 2022 Thanksgiving Raffle Fundraiser. The goal of $150K will be used to purchase ventilators and breathing machines. GMHVA provides voluntary services to patients, families, and visitors of the hospital and raise funds for the improvement of quality healthcare. 

 

To learn more about GMHVA, visit their website at www.gmhvolunteers.org.

(L-R): Maria Perez, Board Member; Therese Calvo, Treasurer; Gerry Cruz, Community First President & CEO; Felice Meeks, Member; Jenny Cruz,Chairperson.

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November 3, 2022

VARO Guam & Saipan Cares Raffle Donation

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated goodie bags filled with a Community First tumbler, umbrella, sun shade, and reusable bag as a raffle prize to raise funds for VARO Guam and Saipan Cares. 

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October 31, 2022

Water & Reusable Bags Donation to Sinajana Mayor's Office

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated cases of water bottles and reusable bags for the Sinajana Halloween Spooktacular Event.

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October 24, 2022

Donation to Rainbows for All Children Guam 

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated to Rainbows for All Children Guam for the 18th Annual LifeWorks Guam Candlelight Memorial Service on Saturday, September 24th, 2022. 

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October 20, 2022

Guam Homeless Coalition Supply Donation

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated essential supplies and food to the Guam Homeless Coalition. Salvation Army supported with delivering the donations. The donations were collected at Community first Member Service centers throughout the month of September 2022.

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October 04, 2022

Harvest House Supply Donation

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated essential supplies to Harvest House. The donations were collected at Community First Member Service Centers throughout the month of September 2022. 

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September 10, 2022

Junior Achievement 

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union sponsors a Junior Achievement business.

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July 30, 2022

Historic Hagåtña Cleanup

The first Act of Community kicked off with a clean-up in the historic capital of Hagåtña, also the site where Community First is constructing its new Hagåtña headquarters opening in early 2023. The CFGFCU teams from each of the four Member Service Centers in Hagåtña, Tamuning, Mangilao, and Dededo joined the Hagåtña cleanup to help kick off the celebration and have committed to completing 15 Acts each per service center throughout the year. They will start by focusing on the villages in which they serve and branching out to where there are needs around the island.

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