Credit union news from Azura and Volt

Published 5.11.21

Credit unions show up for their communities in a number of ways. Azura Credit Union (Topeka, KS) supports local entertainment venue as its new naming rights sponsor, and Volt Credit Union's (Springfield, MO) "Paying It Forward" campaign raises $2,618.18 for area group that serves the homeless and underprivileged. 

Amphitheater debuts new name

Azura Credit Union is the new naming rights sponsor for the former Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th Street in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Transitions to the new name began early on May 3 with the debut of and additional changes will continue through the coming months.

“We are thrilled to be the naming sponsor of this iconic Kansas outdoor music venue. The Azura Amphitheater partnership provides a multitude of opportunities that include unique benefits for Azura accountholders, exciting potential for Azura events, future growth and substantial economic benefits for the community. This partnership allows Azura Credit Union to reinforce our commitment to the Northeast Kansas community and support an entertainment venue we are all excited to see open again,” said Allyson Shove-Chard VP of Marketing at Azura Credit Union.   

The Amphitheater has grown in size and amenities over the years and now can host up to 18,000 visitors at events. Azura Amphitheater is currently working closely with local government officials to open safely this summer by lowering attendance maximums and additional safety precautions. 

three women standing with giant check for Connecting Grounds

Volt Credit Union raises $2,618.18 for the Connecting Grounds in Springfield

The cold snap and rolling blackouts in February resulted in a burst pipe that flooded the entire first floor, including the lobby at our headquarters location on Republic Road. This unfortunate event started a unique Paying It Forward campaign at Volt.

Loretta Roney, Volt president/CEO, could have just focused on the misfortune of what happened. Instead, she knew other people were also struggling during this time, including The Connecting Grounds, a group committed to serving the needs of the homeless and the underprivileged in the Springfield community. They were going through their own struggles with frozen pipes and desperately trying to help the homeless find warm places to stay during the dangerously cold weather.

Volt’s Pay It Forward campaign started on February 16 as part of our initiative to impact 85,000 people in our community. Volt matched all donations up to $1,000 to benefit The Connecting Grounds, raising $2,618.18.

Loretta, Vicki Owens (chief experience officer), and David Lovelady (marketing director), met with Christie Love, founding pastor of The Connecting Grounds Headquarters. During a tour of the facility, they learned the group assisted with basic medical care, haircuts, clothing, furniture for people getting their first apartment, and so much more.