First Financial Donates to Baltimore & Carroll County Public Schools
In celebration of its 70th anniversary, First Financial FCU has been recognizing seven of its foundational partners throughout the year by making a $10,000 donation to each in support of their organizations. The final two recipients are Baltimore County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Schools.
In 1953, a group of dedicated BCPS teachers formed First Financial, initially known as Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO) Federal Credit Union. With BCPS being the foundation of the credit union, First Financial granted $1,000 to 10 Baltimore County public schools through its Putting Students First Grant program. Grant recipients included select elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Baltimore County.
The Putting Students First Grant funds will be utilized to plan exciting learning experiences and to purchase additional resources and supplies to meet the individual needs of the students and classrooms. This is the first of a five-year commitment to the BCPS grant program totaling $50,000.
Additionally, First Financial granted $10,000 to the Student Support Fund of long-term partner, Carroll County Public Schools. First Financial’s partnership with CCPS began in 1991 when the credit union merged with Carroll Country Teachers Association Credit Union. The Student Support Fund assists students and their families who face significant obstacles to learning such as food insecurity, lack of clothing and school supplies, financial and housing instability, etc.
“As an education-based credit union, we are dedicated to embracing the critical partnership between businesses, schools, and students to ensure a quality education and create a stronger, more vital community,” said Stephanie Peltzer, First Financial CMO & VP of Marketing. “The grants symbolize our recognition of the meaningful and impactful work educators do in our community to create a learning environment that supports student growth and success.”
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