Hiway Credit Union began in 1931 when a group of employees from the Minnesota Highway Department (now MnDOT) first conducted business out of a simple metal cash box. Two years after the stock market crash of 1929, at the height of the Great Depression, Hiway was formed, driven by the mission of people helping people. As part of Hiway’s 90th anniversary celebration, the Hiway Credit Union Foundation will be donating four gifts of $9,000 to four separate area charities.

The first gift will go to CU4Kids, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network(CMN) to support our local hospital, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Hiway and the Hiway Credit Union Foundation have been a long-time supporter of CU4Kids, and have been frequently recognized as a top supporter. The St. Paul-based credit union’s associates will vote on the nonprofits which will receive the remaining three donations, chosen from categories based on their mission of “passionately providing resources to enhance the overall wellness of the community.” Organizations will be chosen which support efforts around diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), financial education and veterans/first responders causes.

“A significant part Hiway’s legacy has been supporting the communities that we serve,” said Dave Boden, Hiway President/CEO. “Our associates have always been very generous with their time by volunteering at various community organizations, so we felt it was important for them to have a voice in who should receive these contributions.”

In addition, Hiway is including members in the celebration in a number of ways, including 90 cash giveaways of $90, granted to members chosen at random. Boden added, “Many of our members have been with us for years and we are here to serve them. The 90 gifts of $90 is an opportunity to have our members celebrate with us.”

Hiway will select its first $90 winners the week of October 25 and make the first of its three associate-chosen $9,000 community contributions on November 30, 2021. Please follow Hiway’s web site and social media channels for more information and to see the winners.

See the 90th Anniversary Sweepstakes Official Rules for full details.

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