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  • Greenville Federal Credit Union announces sponsorship of “Teacher Care Package” Giveaway to recognize and thank local teachers.

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    Greenville Federal Credit Union announced today it will sponsor a “Teacher Care Package” giveaway, in partnership with GVLToday.  The giveaway will take place over two weeks in May.  Four winners will each receive a package of gift cards worth $500 to local businesses including Table 301, OASE Day Spa, Swamp Rabbit Cafe, Coffee Underground, and Spinx. 

    The credit union is sponsoring Teacher Care Package to recognize and thank local teachers for their hard work during the 2021-22 school year.  

    The past few years have been incredibly difficult for educators as they deal with lingering challenges from the pandemic. Greenville Federal Credit Union wanted to find a meaningful way to show its support for individual teachers and to encourage them to take some time for self-care.

    “As everyone counts down the final days of the school year, we want teachers to feel the support of this community. It’s very encouraging to see the great response when people are given the opportunity to spotlight and recognize the hardworking individuals who are so committed to educating our children.” said Paul Hughes, CEO of Greenville Federal Credit Union.  

    The giveaway, administered by GVLToday, will be hosted on Instagram for two weeks starting May 16.  Anyone can nominate a local teacher by tagging them on the GVLToday Teacher Care Package Instagram posts and following the credit union.  The winners will be announced by GVLToday the week after each post.

    How to Nominate a Teacher:  To nominate a teacher for the contest or learn more about the giveaway, visit: @gvltoday on Instagram on Monday, 5/16, and look for their Teacher Care Package Giveaway post. 

     

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2022-05-13
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union awards six scholarships to local graduates.

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    Pictured left to right: Aiden Lockhart, Blue Ridge High School; Ana Leon-Penayo, Greenville High School; Kaitlyn Williams, Riverside High School; Olivia Spencer, Southside High School; Sarah Dixon, Woodmont High School; Shiloh Egan, Eastside High School


    May 5, 2022 - Greenville Federal Credit Union announced the recipients of its inaugural Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation Scholarship awards. The six recipients represent a diverse group of graduating seniors from across Greenville County who demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and active participation in school and community activities.

    The credit union awarded one $5,000 scholarship and five $1,000 scholarships to the following qualified students:

    • $5,000 Scholarship:  Aiden Lockhart, Blue Ridge High School
    • $1,000 Scholarships:   Ana Leon-Penayo, Greenville High School; Kaitlyn Williams, Riverside High School; Olivia Spencer, Southside High School; Sarah Dixon, Woodmont High School; Shiloh Egan, Eastside High School


    "We are thrilled to launch our foundation’s new scholarship program with these deserving students and wish them the best in their educational journey,” said Paul Hughes, President of Greenville Federal Credit Union. “It is an honor for the credit union to support them as they take their next steps and it will be exciting to see how they use their education to build a bright and prosperous future.”

    The new scholarship program was established as part of the launch of the credit union’s charitable foundation in November 2021. The Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation exists to promote local prosperity by providing grants, educational scholarships, and other funding support for individuals and non-profit, community-based programs within Greenville County, SC, with a primary focus on youth and education.  It relies on financial support from the credit union and donations from members, business partners, and the public. 

    Learn more about the Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation and Scholarships.

    posted by Catherine S. James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2022-05-05
  • Credit union announces Kitty Tate and David "Miller" Putnam as the April Community Heroes.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union and The Greenville News announced Kitty Tate and David "Miller" Putnam as the April Community Heroes for their valuable contributions to preserving the native ecosystem in the Upstate and making native plants easily available to more people. 

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    The Greenville News Announcement Article:


    The credit union is pleased to recognize the Putnams and their volunteer work with SCNPS to preserve, protect and restore native plant communities.   

    Nominate a local unsung hero! 
    Do you know an unsung hero? Each month nominations will be collected for candidates that work in health care, public safety, education, the military, nonprofit agencies and the business world, the religious sector, entertainment or athletics. They can be a student or a young child or a retiree, etc. The selected "Hero" will be profiled in the Greenville News.

    If you know of someone that should be recognized nominate them by sending an email to: communityheroes@greenvillenews.com.  

    In your nomination, please explain why the person you are recommending is a community hero and your contact information.   

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2022-04-19

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