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Local giving for local living

At Cornerstone Credit Union, we are committed to supporting programs and not-for-profit organizations that make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our focus includes fostering partnerships with other community service organizations relating to health, hunger, home ownership, and financial education. Cornerstone strongly encourages educational achievement for local youth through our Founders’ Scholarship program. Learn more.

Reveling in Fiesta Day Festivities

Cornerstone Credit Union goes all out for this tradition in the Sterling/Rock Falls area. Celebrating Mexican Independence Day, this week-long event also honors the variety of rich and colorful cultural contributions that Hispanics brought to this region with music, food, art, dance and more. The Fiesta Day Parade is its 65th and brings out some extraordinary floats for the community to enjoy. We are proud to say that the CCU float once again took 3rd place, out of 97 floats this year. 


Celebrating South Beloit's Centennial

Cornerstone Credit Union was a proud corporate sponsor of the South Beloit Centennial Celebration, held Aug. 24 – 27, 2017. Cornerstone staff and board members participated in the Centennial parade down Blackhawk Blvd. Saturday morning. Following the parade, we handed out free SOBO Centennial commemorative tote bags (with a special CCU gift inside) to attendees of the Annual Firefighter’s Corn Boil in City Park. As South Beloit’s only credit union, CCU is excited to be part of this great community and congratulates South Beloit on its 100th Birthday!



2017 Freeport IL Chamber Golf Outing

CCU staff members, Julie Smith and Tarrah Hawes provided the 100+ golfers with treats, a gift and a chance to win a jam-packed gift basket. Held on Thursday, August 24th on a beautiful summer day, golfers enjoyed food, refreshments, gifts and prizes.

Helping the Sterling community with a Free Shred Day

CCU staff and volunteers helped the Sterling community with a Free Shred Day, held Saturday, August 19th at Northland Mall. Around 1,000 pounds of sensitive personal information was securely shred to help fight identity theft. 

Thanks to volunteers, Kate and Tom Ramsay and CCU staff Julie Warren, Mandy Zelle and Carolitza Mendoza. 

CCU staff help feed those in need in South Beloit

CCU is proud to help Saint Peter’s Church / St Vincent de Paul distribute food to families in need in South Beloit. This August we were able to feed 165 recipients, with families receiving a share of sweet potatoes, apples, yogurt, bread, cereal, carrots and other foods. 

Pictured: Riley Austin, Salvador Gomez, Tom Ramsay, Kate Ramsay, Ashley Dietmeier, Julie Warren, Alix Kloepping, Laura Bowers, Tarrah Hawes and Lorna Cote.

CCU staff step up to support RAMP Wheel-A-Thon

Several staff members are pleased to have helped raise money and awareness for independent living during RAMP’s Wheel-A-Thon held Thursday 7.28.17 at Highland Community College in Freeport IL. RAMP provides services to people with disabilities and creates awareness for their independent living. 

Staff pictured include Ashley Dietmeier (front), Julie Warren (middle) and Nora Koehler.Julie is pushing volunteer Tom Ramsay who utilizes RAMP services.

Pictured above: Kate Ramsay, Brenda Thoren, Ashley Dietmeier, Tom Ramsay, Nora Koehler, Julie Warren and Jeff Warren. Not pictured: Riley Austin, CJ Willson.

Member Appreciation Day Cookouts - Freeport & Sterling

Despite the rain, hundreds of members turned out for our Member Appreciation Day Cookout in Freeport on July 12, 2017. They were treated to brats, hot dogs, chips, beverages and some freebies.

On Friday, July 14th our Sterling branch also conducted a successful - and dry - member appreciation cookout. A steady line of members formed to enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments. 

We're always happy to see our members smiling faces and show our appreciation for your support. Thank you for stopping by!


CCU Supports United Way of NW IL


CCU is a corporate supporter of the United Way of Northwest Illinois. Cornerstone and its employees will contribute nearly $8,500 in 2017 to this organization, which improves the quality of life for many in our community. For more information, visit

Supporting our Business Communities

CCU is a member of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Stateline Chamber of Commerce and Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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