2021 in Review - The Progress We’ve Made
For ALLIANCE Credit Union members, and for others who have joined ALLIANCE Credit Union Foundation as members, The Foundation represents our shared spirit of giving back to the community. It signifies that together, we can create benefit in unity and achieve amazing things through our combined focus.
Great Things That Happened in 2021
As many of you may have seen from our CEO’s Annual Report, issued this past March, 2021 was a year of wonderful progress. We provided scholarships in both the high school and collegiate realms, and provided funds to several Lubbock area charities.
We also supported the Banzai Financial Education Sponsorship program, which helps young students start learning “the ropes” of personal finance, including earnings, budgeting and even understanding taxes.
Let’s Look at What We Did Together
The Foundation funded the following scholarships, totaling $12,500.00:
$2,500 5-5-5/ALLIANCE CU Foundation Eric Hill Memorial Scholarship
$2,500 Karen Nunez - High School Scholarship
$2,500 Ryan Walden - High School Scholarship
$2,500 Kennedy Holley - Grad Plus Scholarship
$2,500 Hanna Andrews - Grad Plus Scholarship
Supporting education is a fundamental premise and goal for ALLIANCE Credit Union Foundation, and supporting this number of scholarships represents a truly wonderful milestone!
In addition to the above scholarships, we were able to support some key and recognized charitable organizations in our community, totaling $7,561.80:
$1,871.31 to Ronald McDonald House Charities
$1,718.81 to Texas Boys Ranch
$2,015.34 to Special Olympics Texas
$1,956.34 to South Plains Food Bank
Of special note is that ALLIANCE Credit Union employees donated the funds to support local charities. We extend our thanks to each and every one of them!
Banzai Financial Education Sponsorships
In coördination with ALLIANCE Credit Union, The Foundation sponsored 14 area schools in the Banzai Financial Education initiative. Banzai is an award-winning, interactive content platform that teaches real-world finance to young students. They learn about money in an applied sense, including saving, budgeting, borrowing, and setting financial goals for themselves.
Through our combined support, 42 teachers were served, with a total of 4,480 students receiving the great benefit of this learning program!
In a combination of initiatives, The Foundation and ALLIANCE Credit Union offered support to a number of wonderful community organizations. Various forms of support, from specially sponsored events to direct contributions, allowed us to help many great endeavors. Those we supported include:
|Shred Day benefitting Texas Girls and Boys Ranch||Texas Tech University Athletics|
|Veterans Memorial with Woody Williams||OfficeWise Backpacks|
|5-5-5 Move Over Slow Down Rally||Covenant Pediatric Oncology and Hematology|
|Meals on Wheels||South Plains Food Bank|
|Breakfast and Camaraderie||Hub City Hoops|
|United Way||Hospice of Lubbock|
|Lubbock County Junior Livestock||Heart Walk for American Heart Association|
|Lubbock Red Day benefitting OneVoiceHome||Communities in Schools|
|Lubbock County Goat Jackpot||Home Ministries|
|Vitalant Blood Donation|
The amazing achievements and support cited above simply could not happen without the support of donors and Foundation members. That is a simple truth. Through our combined energies, The Foundation has made huge strides, and we owe each and every contributor a collective, deep thanks. Your kindness, sense of community stewardship, and contributions have made this progress possible.