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The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Celebrates One Year of Community Impact

On April 23, the FedChoice Charitable Foundation (FCF) and the FedChoice Credit Union team visited Cora L. Rice Elementary School (CLRES) to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Foundation’s re-launch. Last year, FCF re-focused its efforts on bringing the power of financial literacy to local underserved communities.

Brett Noll, FedChoice FCU President and CEO, and Foundation Board Chair, thanked CLRES Principal Kia Payne and the school team for the fruitful partnership, which has resulted in numerous successful events promoting financial literacy held at the school throughout this past year. Michael Martin, FedChoice FCU Internal Auditor, reminded the students about the importance of staying safe online.

Thanks to the generous support from VISA, the Foundation provided 78 fourth-grade students with a copy of Black Panther, The Guardians of Galaxy, and Avengers comic books. These aren’t just any comic books – they were created by Marvel in conjunction with VISA specifically to include a financial education component.

Andrey Gidaspov, FCF Executive Director, led an engaging session using the “Avengers: Saving the Day”online comic book. Students learned how saving and budgeting can help them reach their own “superhero” dreams. They also worked in groups using “Budget Blaster” handouts and presented their short-term and long-term saving goals on stage. Everyone loved the Avengers story and financial literacy session!

The Foundation is grateful to VISA for providing creative materials and appreciates the program funding from Jack Henry. The support from Principal Kia Payne and the Community Liaison team has been outstanding.

Brett Noll stated, “We are so proud of what we have accomplished through our re-invented foundation and especially delighted to celebrate our one-year anniversary with Cora L. Rice Elementary. Seeing how much the kids have learned in the past year has been amazing and extremely rewarding.”

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