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Foundation Board Members

  • Mark Cochran
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Susan Hannigan
  • Michelle Silveira
  • Anne-Marie Sousa
  • Michael Dubuque


Our Mission:

To help support the lives of people in our community by providing assistance with food, shelter, clothing health and education.

2017 We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser Results

(UPDATED 3/21/2017)

Thank you for supporting Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. We are happy to announce that this year’s Fundraiser was bigger and better than ever, raising over $50,000 for our Foundation.

It is because of the support of so many that we are able to pass along the proceeds from this event to 80 local charities who enhance the lives of people in our local neighborhoods by providing assistance with food, clothing, health and education.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union has the responsibility of being a constant in the lives of the people we serve, not because we have to be, but because we want to be. On behalf of the Foundation, our Board of Directors and our staff, we thank you for your kindness and generosity in support of the We Share A Common Thread Foundation’s mission.

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Donors for the 2017 We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser

  • 106.3 Frank FM – Classic Rock
  • Adrien Bisson Photography
  • Alkami
  • All Sports Heroes
  • ALM First Financial Advisors
  • American Alarm
  • Anstiss & Co., P.C.
  • ASI Management Companies
  • Boston Red Sox Foundation
  • Boulay Law Firm, LLC
  • Brian Sousa
  • Christopher Salter, Attorney at Law
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Cobblestones
  • Connection
  • Creative Office Pavillion
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • CU Student Choice
  • CUNA Mututal Group
  • David E. Tully
  • Dennis G. Conners & Associates Appraisal Services
  • Dibella Law Offices, P.C.
  • Digital Defense, Inc.
  • Digital Federal Credit Union
  • D’Youville Life and Wellness Community
  • Eascorp
  • Eliopoulos & Eliopoulos
  • Financial Management Solutions, Inc.
  • Finnegan Development, LLC
  • Flowers by Albert
  • Four Oaks Country Club
  • Gary Perrin
  • Gateway Center Corp.
  • Geary & Geary, LLP
  • George Theodorou, Attorney at Law
  • Gilet Bros. Inc.
  • Gina Braza and Ali Alavi
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Lowell Family YMCA
  • Henri & Nancy Marchand
  • Highland Appraisal, LLC
  • Jane C. Melchionda
  • Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
  • Jim Cardwell of the Cardwell Group
  • Joanne Yestramski
  • Jonathan Ellis
  • Joncas Associates
  • Kinsey Rosene
  • La Belle Maison LLC
  • Law Office of Brad M. Pacheco
  • Law Office of David M. Groff
  • Law Office of John T. Lyons, Jr.
  • Law Office of Joseph C. Clermont
  • Law Office of Kevin J. Murphy
  • Lee A. Vinal, Inc
  • LGH Philanthropy
  • Lowell Summer Music Series
  • Mainstreet Massachusetts, LLC (Lowell Spinners)
  • Mary Crouch
  • Matthew Wilk
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre
  • Merrimack Valley Magazine
  • Michael J. Fadden, P.C.
  • MIT Federal Credit Union
  • Ms. Kathleen Grieco
  • Mutual Sales Inc.
  • Northpoint Construction Management, LLC
  • Octant Business Services, LLC
  • Owen and Ollies
  • Owl Diner Charities
  • Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
  • Property Consultants, Inc.
  • Qua, Hall, Harvey & Walsh
  • Raoust+Partners
  • Ray Boutin, REMAX Partners
  • Red Hawk Fire & Security
  • Red Mill Graphics
  • Rosen Legal, LLC
  • Scheier Katin & Epstein, P.C.
  • Soucy Industries, Inc.
  • Spectra Venue Management
  • St. Patrick Irish Cultural Committee
  • Steven C. Panagiotakos, Esq.
  • Summers and Summers Attorneys at Law
  • Susan Green
  • Team Mickey Ward Charities, Inc.
  • Trinity EMS
  • UMass Lowell Hockey
  • United Roofing and Remodeling LLC
  • Universal Property Management, Inc.
  • Vertifi Software, LLC
  • Vesper Country Club
  • Votze Butler Associates
  • Walker & Di Marco, P.C.
  • WFI
  • Wolf & Company Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • Yanco Appraisal Service, LLC


Who will this fundraiser help in 2017?

  • Acre Family Child Care
  • Alternative House
  • Angels Above Charity
  • Angkor Dance Troupe
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
  • Bread & Roses
  • Brigid’s Crossing
  • Budget Buddies
  • Catie’s Closet
  • Center for Hope & Healing
  • Clean River Project
  • CMAA
  • COOL
  • Dracut Food Pantry
  • Dunstable Rural Land Trust
  • Eascorp FBO Credit Union Kids at Heart
  • Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House
  • Food Pantry at St Patricks Church in Pelham
  • Friends of the Cameron Senior Center
  • Gateways Community Services
  • Girls Inc
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Greater Lowell Family YMCA
  • Groundwork Lawrence
  • High Hopes Foundation
  • Hope Dove, Inc
  • International Institute of New England
  • Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation
  • Keegan Family Courage & Faith Foundation
  • Kids in Disability Sports
  • L’Arche Boston North
  • Lazarus House Ministries
  • Lowell General Hospital Team Walk
  • Lifelinks, Inc
  • Living Waters Center of Hope
  • Lowell Association For The Blind
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Lowell Day Nursery
  • Lowell Festival Foundation
  • Lowell Humane Society
  • Marguerite’s Place
  • Megan’s House
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
  • Merrimack Valley Hospice House
  • Merrimack Valley Immigrant & Education Center
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA
  • Methuen Memorial Music Hall
  • Mill City Grows
  • My Father’s House
  • Nashua Center
  • Humane Society of Greater Nashua
  • Nashua PAL
  • Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter
  • Neighbor’s in Need
  • Operation Delta Dog
  • Pelham Good Neighbor Fund
  • Power of Flowers Project
  • Recreational Adult Research Association
  • Renaissance Club of Lowell
  • Salvation Army
  • Servants of Haiti
  • Special Teams for Exceptional People
  • St Paul’s Soup Kitchen
  • Strongwater Farm
  • Sustainable Westford
  • Table of Plenty
  • Tails of Freedom
  • The Paul Center
  • The Psychological Center, Inc
  • Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Fund
  • Westford Against Substance Abuse
  • Westford Friends of East Boston Camps
  • Westford Garden Club
  • Westford Rodenbush Community Center
  • Wish Project
  • Zach’s Team


All of our generous supporters will be recognized on this website as a contributor to our event.

If you would like more information, please contact Michelle Silveira at Michelle.Silveira@JDCU.com or at 978-323-4780.


steve-jones-legacy-fundGo Forth and Serve

Steve Jones Legacy Fund

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Steve Jones Legacy Fund. Your efforts have helped us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000. The earnings from this fund will annually be distributed to the non-profits that Steve was so passionate about. We will be able to share Steve’s legacy in perpetuity!

A Message from the Jones Family

That is wonderful news about the Steve Jones Legacy Fund reaching the $100,000 goal. Steve gave his all to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, as well as many Non-Profits. It is great to know that the time and effort that he so freely gave to numerous organizations will be recognized. Steve worked very hard, and to have this Honor in his name is truly special. Our entire family thanks everyone from the bottom of our hearts for trusting this to be a deserving Fund which represents Steve’s selfless giving.

Steve’s attendance at many meetings was paramount. He loved being the face of the Credit Union and it is heartwarming to know that the many organizations that Steve volunteered to help will benefit from his Legacy Fund.

We can tell you that Steve never would have looked for any personal recognition for the time that he freely gave to the many organizations, within the Credit Union, Town of Chelmsford and the entire Merrimack Valley. He did it because it was important to him — to give and to help out. Hoping to make a difference in one way or another.

This Legacy in Steve’s name is a gift. It is a gift to Steve, for all that he did for so many. It is also a gift for our Family. A gift to let us know that all that he gave was so appreciated.

It means so much to our family that so many cared for and appreciated Steve for who he was.

Thank you to all.



2017 Paul-Boys and Girls Club Lowell

Our third quarter volunteer winner is Paul McDonald, Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending.

Paul chose the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell to be the recipient of a $500.00 donation. In addition to the Boys and Girls Club, Paul volunteers his time throughout the year to many other organizations within the community, including The People’s Food Pantry in North Andover, Lowell Transitional Living Center, Merrimack Valley Small Business Center, Kids at Heart/Boston Children’s Hospital and the Lowell Summer Music Series. He has also lent a hand at various fundraising events for local charities.