What is Project Spotlight?
Project Spotlight is our community support program designed to discover worthwhile projects in each area that Beacon has a full-service branch. Our hope is to be able to support community projects both large and small, and bring awareness to the many good things happening in our communities every day.
How does it work?
Project Spotlight is a charitable giving campaign that allows you to nominate local charities, non-for-profits and community projects for the potential to earn funding from Beacon Credit Union. First we ask community members to submit their local projects and organizations that they feel deserve support. Then we open up the voting process and have each community vote to support their favorite organization. With your help and participation, when the voting ends at the end of September, we’ll be donating a total of $21,000 , benefiting 36 charitable organizations and projects in NE Indiana. ($1,750 split between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of our 12 communities).
Here’s the details on how you can participate:
Submit Your Ideas
Visit our website, Facebook page, Twitter or any branch location to submit a project for Beacon to support. It doesn’t matter if it’s large or small – we want your ideas and your input. Nominations are open from March 21 – June 30, 2017. Project Spotlight isn’t just for Beacon members — we want everyone in the communities we serve to have the chance to participate. Be sure to nominate your favorite organization, charity, or community project.
Return to Vote on Projects
Now every Project Spotlight Nominee will be eligible to participate in the voting contest that begins in August. After you nominate your favorite organization, check back with us on August 1st to start voting. Both online and in the branches we will have the full list of all nominees for each of our 12 communities — you choose your favorite organization and cast your vote. The project in EACH community that receives the most votes will win $1,000.
Do I have to be a Beacon member to nominate a project or to vote on a project?
No! Project Spotlight isn’t just for Beacon members – we want everyone in the communities we serve to have the chance to participate! So nominate your favorite organization, charity, or community project now! Just keep in mind when you are nominating your favorite organization, only projects that are based in or directly serve one of our 12 designated communities in NE Indiana are eligible to participate in Project Spotlight.
What are the eligibility requirements for nominated projects and organizations?
To be eligible to participate in Project Spotlight, the nominee must be a charitable organization, non-for-profit or local community project that is based in or directly serves on of the following 12 communities: Allen County, Cass County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Grant County, Huntington County, Kosciusko County, Marshall County, Miami County, North Manchester, Rush County, Steuben County and Wabash County.
Can I nominate more than one project?
Do I have to nominate my project more than once?
No. One nomination is all that it takes to be entered in the voting process.
How can I help?
Spread the word! If you are a part of a community organization, or have a charity that you think is worth supporting, let them know they can submit their idea to Project Spotlight.