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Advantage Federal Credit Union Gives Back for Patient Care

Advantage Federal Credit Union representative presents large check to Friends of Strong Director and Council PresidentDavid Samuelson, Branch Manager of Advantage Federal Credit Union at URMC, recently stopped by with a $2,500 check for Friends of Strong. Thanks to the Friends of Strong Debit Card, which is offered to credit union members, a small fraction of every transaction adds up to another contribution toward our patient care initiatives.

The program has provided more than $6,000 in support of our mission since it first rolled out in 2017.

“We’re exceedingly grateful to Advantage’s commitment to our community, creating this program, and helping us enhance the patient experience in dozens of areas throughout the hospital,” says Sandy Arbasak, director of Friends of Strong. “It’s incredible that our friends and supporters have passively raised this much in three short years, just by choosing the Friends of Strong Debit Card to make their daily purchases.”

“Thank you to everyone who has this card and uses it!” – David Samuelson

Friends of Strong Volunteers are eligible to become Advantage Federal Credit Union members. Learn more and apply for your Friends of Strong Debit Card at



Advantage Federal Credit Union was established in 1931 as the Teacher’s Credit Union serving the Rochester City School District and has served the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital since 1985.

Photo Caption: From left: Friends of Strong Council President Bill Olsen, Friends of Strong Director Sandy Arbasak, URMC Advantage FCU Branch Manager David Samuelson

Matt Ulakovic | 3/3/2020

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