TTCU reaches $1 million mark in School Pride donations
TTCU Federal Credit Union reached a milestone recently, announcing that over $1 million has been donated to Oklahoma schools through TTCU’s School Pride program since its inception. TTCU distributed $99,000 among 56 area school districts this August at Back to School events, pushing the donations above the $1 million mark.
"TTCU was founded during the Great Depression as a way for teachers to help other teachers," CEO and President Tim Lyons said. "Now, when Oklahoma schools’ budgets are so tight, we think that it is more important than ever to support education. The school pride cards allow us to offer a helping hand to the schools that are important to our members."
The School Pride program began in 2007 as a way to give back to area schools. TTCU members can select their school of choice, and every time they use their debit card, a percentage is donated back to the school. Checks are distributed at the start of the fall and spring semesters.
Local school districts say the donations are a huge help to their budget.
"We offer a heartfelt ‘thanks’ to TTCU and our community members who use the Broken Arrow check card," Broken Arrow Superintendent Janet Dunlop said. "It’s because of your generosity that we are able to positively impact our students and teachers in the classroom."
The unrestricted donations enable the school districts to provide additional funding to their top priorities.
"Union Public Schools deeply values its partnership with TTCU," Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. "Their support enables us to continue to pursue our mission of 100 percent graduation, college and career-ready. TTCU understands the important role that community plays in helping our students reach their full potential."
More information about TTCU's School Pride program