In Your Community
Since 1934, EFCU Financial has been committed to strong corporate citizenship and community involvement. EFCU Financial seeks to not only improve the financial well-being of its members, but the overall well-being of the communities we serve. Here's a look at some of the programs and events EFCU Financial is doing in your community.
If EFCU Financial can assist you and your community organization programs, please contact us at (225) 214-6800 or email community@efcuFINANCIAL.org.*
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2018 EFCU Financial Sue Geske Scholarships Awarded
EFCU Financial wants to wish a big, heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of our 2018 Sue Geske Scholarships! Each year, young members are chosen for their outstanding high school scholastic achievements and are evaluated based on grade point average, SAT/ACT score, community and extracurricular activities, and a written essay.
Winners Miranda Albarez, Megan David, and Kayla McGee came to our Operations Center so that our CEO Tyler Grodi could personally congratulate them. We also want to congratulate Virginia Gammon, the fourth recipient of this scholarship.
We wish them the best in the future!
EFCU and GBR Junior Achievement Bowling Event
Some members of the EFCU Financial staff represented the credit union at the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon, a fundraising event to benefit the organization.
EFCU Donates to CPEX
EFCU Financial was proud to donate $1320 to Center for Planning Excellence - CPEX, which was chosen for our Employee Giving Campaign for the month of May. Our CEO Tyler Grodi presented the check to Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas, the CEO/President of CPEX. SInce 2006 the mission of this non-profit has been to bring people, culture, and planning together to make great communities happen. They aim to assist communities that wish to enact plans dealing with transportation and infrastructure needs, environmental issues, and quality design for the built environment.
EFCU Donates to Save the Game
For the month of February, EFCU Financial chose to donate our $1340 to Save the Game for our Monthly Giving Campaign. Board President Jim Phillips (left) and CEO Tyler Grodi (right) presented the check to Cooter Mansur (center), the founder of the non-profit. Save the Game, Inc. is dedicated to helping K-12 schools properly fund athletic programs and provide the necessary safety equipment for their sports teams. From football helmets to athletic shoes for volleyball teams, they aim to provide adequate safety equipment to as many students as possible. For more information on how to help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EFCU Financial Donates to Second Chance Dog Rescue
For the month of January, EFCU Financial chose to donate to Second Chance Dog Rescue La for our Employee Giving Campaign. CEO Tyler Grodi presented Beverly Theriot with a check for $1320 to help this new rescue get its paws off the ground. Little Millie even visited us again this year to say thank you!
Our Lady of the Lake St. Anthony's Home
EFCU Financial was proud to donate $1300 to the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center St. Anthony’s Home for our November Employee Giving Campaign. This home is an assisted living residence for those who require medical support because they have been disabled by HIV/AIDS. This facility has been providing medical, social, physical, psychological, and spiritual support to its residents for 23 years and we are happy to support their great work.
Susan G. Komen- Baton Rouge
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, EFCU Financial chose Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge as the beneficiary of our October Employee Giving Campaign. We are proud to donate $1400 to this wonderful local organization. Seventy-five percent of their proceeds are used to provide local women with breast health education, breast cancer screenings, and treatment programs.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
For the month of August, EFCU Financial chose The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Greater Baton Rouge as the beneficiary of our monthly Employee Giving campaign. Our CAO Karon Musemeche presented the check for $1360 to Michael Acaldo, the CEO of the organization. This non-profit provides food and shelter for those in need, along with prescription medication services and uniforms for children. Visit www.svdpbr.org for more information on their work, to donate, or to volunteer.
EFCU Financial Donates Supplies to Local School
In the month of July, EFCU Financial's Employee Giving Campaign collected funds for school supplies for students in our communities. Members of our Denham Springs branch staff visited Southside Elementary with baskets of supplies for their students. Go Buccaneers!
Bella Bowman Foundation
EFCU Financial presented a $1340 check to Kim Panneton Bowman of the Bella Bowman Foundation. This important cause was chosen as the credit union's June Blue Jean Friday recipient. Kim and her husband Trey created this foundation in memory of their daughter, Bella. They aim to support and create research initiatives for pediatric brain cancer, as well as offer support and comfort to children diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to donate, visit bellabowman.org.