FAIRWINDS gives generously to future of UCF
FAIRWINDS Credit Union capped off an evening of celebration with the announcement of a $1 million gift to endow a professorship in the University of Central Florida’s proposed FinTech program, the first of its kind in the State University System. The donation to the program, which will be fulfilled over the next eight years, was announced Feb. 20 at the UCF College of Business’ annual Hall of Fame Gala.
“FAIRWINDS has been a great supporter of the College of Business for a very long time, and this most recent gift will help us produce the kinds of graduates Central Florida needs in a highly competitive and fast-changing industry,” said UCF College of Business Dean Paul Jarley. “The futures of FAIRWINDS and the College of Business, the leading supplier of business talent to the region, are intertwined. Such mutual interest is the bedrock of partnership, and we look forward to working with FAIRWINDS to create a world-class program that will propel us forward together.”
FAIRWINDS chose to fund the new professorship now in honor of UCF President John C. Hitt’s 26 years of service to the university, a milestone the university will commemorate on March. The credit union also announced plans to invest $100,000 this year to the Dr. Hitt Library in the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center.
In addition, FAIRWINDS recently announced it will remain the student banking services provider for UCF for at least the next five years, extending a partnership that began in 2012. As part of its involvement with UCF, the FAIRWINDS Foundation supports the Cent$ible Knight$ financial literacy program, offering five $2,500 scholarships to students who complete the program. Cent$ible Knight$ provides students with information and resources that enhance their financial knowledge and equip them to make sound financial decisions.
FAIRWINDS received the UCF Partnership Award in 2015 for its long history of collaboration with UCF students, faculty, and staff.
Alabama Teachers CU supports Marshall Cancer Care Center
In February, Alabama Teachers Credit Union presented a donation to the Marshall Cancer Care Center to offer financial assistance to patients undergoing treatment. Tammy Campbell and Colleen Crider represented the employees of the CU in presenting the check.
Marshall Cancer Care Center is a 22,000-square-foot patient-friendly facility offering the latest oncology treatments for the many cancers that respond to well-established treatment protocols.