From the earliest ideas of a marathon that would connect 7 communities among the Fox Cities, to 30 years of events and thousands of stories along the way, Community First Credit Union has been proud to be the title sponsor of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction.
“This event gets into your heart because of the way the community embraces it – from the sponsors to the volunteers and of course the participants, it showcases the very best the Fox Cities has to offer every year and through it we have witnessed amazing journeys and inspiring stories,” said Cathie Tierney President and CEO of Community First.
When you are an organization with community in its name, it’s not surprising that Community First employees have volunteered thousands of hours over the years bringing their special member-focused service to every participant of every race.
“Our team is amazing – they look forward to the weekend of events each year to reconnect with participants, to cheer them on, support them and celebrate with them as they go after their goals,” said Cathie. And, as the managing entity for the race, Community First employees are actively engaged in year-round planning for the event, serving in key roles to ensure an experience to remember.
As a member-owned financial cooperative, coming together to support one another is not a new concept for Community First. Like its member-owners whose separate needs for financial services are met through the strength and interconnectedness of the cooperative – Community First has embraced the same cooperative spirit for the marathon, welcoming the engagement of Fox Cities businesses, participants, volunteers and spectators to make this event like none other.
“We believe in community, and that we are stronger together. Our community is second-to-none when it comes to making events like this uniquely Fox Cities, we wouldn’t want to do it any other way,” explained Cathie.
Over the past four decades, Community First Credit Union has become a strong and meaningful resource for its members, their families and communities. Putting the credit union philosophy of people-helping-people into financial solutions for its members and the communities they call home continues to be a key factor in their success, all for the benefit of their members. As an award-winning credit union, recognized nationally for its financial performance and its commitment to the credit union movement, we are so grateful to Community First for their continued support, for helping us grow from a marathon to an event with distances for everyone and for celebrating the accomplishment of each participant side-by-side with us each year.