West Lafayette, Ind. — (February 15, 2024) Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) had the chance to give back to a local animal shelter this week. Purdue Federal presented a donation of $2,225 to Loving Heart Animal Shelter (Loving Heart) that was raised from our recent Skip-A-Pay promotion. Each year, in December and January, members that are in good standing have the option of skipping a credit card, auto loan, or personal loan payment for a small administrative fee. A portion of this fee then makes up the donation that is given to a local organization. Loving Heart was chosen by employee vote for the donation this year out of a pool of three organizations.

The Purdue Federal team presented the check to Sandy Fogarasi, Loving Heart’s Founder and Operations Manager. Fogarasi founded the nonprofit organization in 2009 and, with the help of her staff and volunteers, has helped over 6,000 pets find their forever homes with loving families. There are a few main costs that the donation from Purdue Federal will help to offset according to Fogarasi. These expenses include vet expenses, food, and operational expenses such as rent and utilities.  Fogarasi was incredibly grateful for the donation as she showed the team the facility and explained her passion for the shelter and their animals. Fogarasi generally visits the shelter 3-4 times per day to feed and play with the animals and to let them outside. Loving Heart currently has seven dogs at their physical location and a few others currently in foster care. There are also cats available for adoption. To learn more about loving heart and their mission, visit their website at 

About Purdue Federal Credit Union

Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was founded on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus in 1969. Purdue Federal’s membership base includes students, faculty and staff, and communities where Purdue University and its regional campuses operate. The credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than 100,000 members nationwide and assets of approximately $1.9 billion.