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.
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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 Financial wants to wish a big, heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of our 2017 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 Andrew Spinks, Olivia Smith, Alexander Yoes came to our Operations Center so that our CEO Tyler Grodi could personally congratulate them. We also want to congratulate Caleb Dugas, the fourth recipient of this scholarship.
We wish them the best in the future!
Anteja Black, the Assistant Vice President of our Prairieville branch, recently completed the Forum 35 Barton Leadership Program.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed the John W. Barton Leadership Development Program, as it has compounded my awareness of leadership beyond the front lines to include board governance or nonprofit organizations. As a participant, my passion stems from staff development and thrives in service oriented fields. I believe the evidence of consistently equipping, motivating, and establishing goals for my teams is professional and personal success- this also works for organizational governance. My hope is that I will positively affect change in any community and organization in which I am active."
We thank Anteja for all of her hard work and dedication!
In April, EFCU Financial donated $500 to the Save the Game foundation. CEO Tyler Grodi (left) and Board President Jim Phillips (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.
In the month of March, EFCU Financial proudly donated $1300 to the Livingston Council On Aging. A member of our staff is participating in the Leadership Livingston program this year and their chosen group project has been "Supporting Our Seniors." The facility lost so much in the flood, and the donation went towards purchasing electronics and entertainment for the wonderful folks that visit them. Pictured here are some of the Leadership program participants, members of the Council on Aging staff, and many of the excited patrons.
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.
In January 2017, EFCU Financial was proud to donate $1340 to Yelp!BR in support of their mission to save homeless and neglected dogs in the Baton Rouge area. Our CEO Tyler Grodi presented the check to Yelp Program Director Beverly Theriot and to Millie, a sweet senior dog in need of a good home. Since opening in October 2009, this nonprofit has saved over 2000 dogs.
In December 2016, EFCU partnered with Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge to adopt families in need for the Christmas season. Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge provides families with hope during the holidays as they struggle to make ends meet year round. This year, Catholic Charities vetted and chose more than 500 families in need in the Baton Rouge area. A few Ops Center staff represented EFCU by selecting our adopted families, purchasing, wrapping and delivering their gifts.
EFCU Financial presented a check for $1260 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to support their program. This not-for-profit raises funds and collects toys for children in need at Christmas. Private First Class Brandon Vicknair and Lance Corporal Pleasant Matthews came to our Operations Center to accept our check from CEO Tyler Grodi and to pick up our donated toys.
EFCU Financial CEO Tyler Grodi presented a check for $1260 to Mukul Verma of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in support of their Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. By November 2016 they had raised over $6 million and granted $4 million of that money. These funds have gone only to local nonprofits that are helping in recovery, to schools, and to school systems. BRAF has also granted money to aid mental health services and children with disabilities. For more information or to donate to this cause, visit their website at www.braf.org.
Each year Pat Shingleton from WBRZ Channel 2 puts on Pat's Coats for Kids, an organization that aims to provide winter coats to children in need. In November 2016, EFCU Financial was proud to donate $500 to this wonderful cause. The Great Flood made this effort more important than ever, as over 14,000 coats were requested by Baton Rouge school counselors.