New York Chinese Cultural Center Recognizes McGraw

Contact: Marijane Funess
New York Chinese Cultural Center Recognizes
McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union Treasurer and Director Sue Young
Distinguished Board member to be honored for business and community accomplishments
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – Sue Young, McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union’s (MHFCU) Board Treasurer and
Director, will be honored at the New York Chinese Cultural Center’s (NYCCC) Spring Gala on Friday, April
26, 2013 for her contributions to the Asian American business community.
The award, to be given by the NYCCC and its Board of Directors, recognizes outstanding Asian-Americans
in business. The organization is also known for its support and appreciation of Chinese culture, dance,
and the arts. Ms. Young was selected in part because of her work with The McGraw-Hill Companies’
Employee Resource Group, Asian Professionals for Excellence (APEX), as well as the “Taste of Culture”
program she created.
“I’m honored to receive this award from an organization that has been such a satisfying part of my life
over many years,” said Ms. Young. Ms. Young also looks at the award as an opportunity to reflect on
advice she has taken and now offers to young employees starting their careers: “Whether at work or in
your personal life, make your community as small or large as you want, but give back.” She also
recommended that the younger generation take advantage of financial literacy programs. “Whether
you’re building a career, a house, or a nest egg for retirement, you need to understand finance.”
“Sue’s work in the community, the company, and the financial services industry is incomparable,” noted
MHFCU President/CEO Shawn Gilfedder, who added, “Sue is an accomplished leader and trailblazer and
we are proud to have her on our Board.”
Ms. Young, a Flushing, Queens resident, helped found McGraw-Hill’s APEX and has served as the
grassroots organization’s President until her departure from McGraw-Hill in September, 2012. The
McGraw-Hill internal organization APEX supports all Asians and Friends of Asians, and currently has 400
national members. APEX is an employee-focused group, as it fosters leadership, develops and enhances
talent, and strives for community outreach. Ms. Young has also chaired the organization’s outreach
committee and built the current four-year alliance with the NYCCC. In addition, Ms. Young has created a
scholarship fund, the Jacquelynn Young Inspiration Scholarship, which provides annual grants to local
high school seniors to help further their education.
About McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union
McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, a member-owned cooperative, is a leading and progressive financial
institution committed to members and the community at large through financial technology, financial
education and literacy and a consultative approach to banking. The credit union offers a full range of
banking, investing and insurance services to more than 20,000 members worldwide and serves more
than 120 companies. For more information, visit, or view videos about
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About the NYCCC
The NYCCC provides the surrounding community with the opportunity to learn about various Asian
cultures through professional classes for all age groups, as well as workshops and performances in
partnership with Dance China NY, the NYCCC’s resident dance group, whose studio was painted by
MHFCU volunteers.
The event will be held at the Bennett Media Studio (723 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014), and
the evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 PM, followed by a fashion show, art sale, and paper
cutting at 7:30 PM and the award ceremony at 8:30 PM. More information can be found on
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