Peach State FCU pledges $50,000 to YMCA for Academic Achievement Exploration Room
Peach State Federal Credit Union has pledged $50,000 to the J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA to create the Peach State Federal Credit Union Academic Achievement Exploration Room. The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is raising $7.7 million to renovate the J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA to increase access to wellness, adaptive aquatics, after school and Early Learning Readiness programs, to ensure that more people in Gwinnett County have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Peach State Federal Credit Union Academic Achievement Exploration Room will feature flexible STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) equipment, interactive learning stations and customized room to tinker, innovate, invent and tackle real-life challenges. The space will be key to preparing hundreds of students each year to learn, grow and achieve long-term academic and career success.
The credit union was founded by Gwinnett County educators in 1961 and has maintained a focus on supporting education and teachers throughout their history. “Peach State is proud to support this important project,” said Peach State President/CEO, Marshall Boutwell. “Learning shouldn’t stop when the school day ends—the Academic Achievement Exploration Room will help students continue their education in an engaging way.”
McCoy Federal Credit Union sponsors Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s 28th annual Furball
McCoy Federal Credit Union sponsored Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s 28th Annual Furball fundraiser. In 2019, more than 7,000 homeless animals received medical care, compassion and adoption services. The unique fundraiser at the Four Seasons in Orlando, Fla., joined elegant attendees with adoptable pets at the Cuddle Lounge and a silent auction featuring items from guitars to vacations. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s 28th Annual Furball was the largest and most successful in the event’s 28-year history, raising $346,000.
Alabama ONE Bridge Builder Conference brings community closer
Alabama ONE hosted its first annual Bridge Builders conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Oct. 24 at Hotel Capstone on the University of Alabama campus. The free, one-day conference connected local leaders from the faith, academic, and non-profit sectors in order to exchange ideas and resources that can further help the communities they serve.
Bridge Builders was the first conference of its kind in Tuscaloosa, with a series of breakout sessions that address the financial wellness of the community and a panel discussion featuring prominent community leaders, including Myke Brown, Alabama ONE branch network and consumer lending director.
“Bridge Builders is a unique experience where local leaders can share best practices and elevate the mindset of our community, when it comes to financial wellness and overall quality of life,” said Jacquie Johnson, Alabama ONE’s financial wellness manager who spearheaded the conference. “This is the beginning of an ongoing relationship between faith-based, educational, and community leaders who have come together to build a stronger community with measurable results.”
More than 70 pastors, principals, educators, non-profit and business leaders spent their day learning, sharing, networking on how to generate a collective momentum – throughout Tuscaloosa’s churches, schools and community organizations – with a focus on financial wellness.
“We believe Bridge Builders will continue to grow into a premiere program that answers the needs of our community and will serve as a catalyst for positive change and success throughout our local neighborhoods, schools, and churches,” said Bill Wells, CEO of Alabama ONE.