DULUTH, GA (June 23, 2022) – Georgia United Foundation’s inaugural Day of Giving held June 13 was an inspirational success, doubling the targeted $5,000 fundraising goal and supporting the organization’s mission of community service.
The foundation, which is the charitable giving arm of Georgia United Credit Union, received almost $12,000 in online donations, with funds earmarked for scholarships, community grants, combatting food insecurity, healthcare for children, support for foster children and the organization’s School Crashers ® program.
“Community engagement is at the heart of our credit union philosophy of people helping people,” said Georgia United President and CEO Debbie Smith, who matched Georgia United team member donations. “Enriching the lives of those in the communities we serve is the focus of the Georgia United Foundation’s annual Day of Giving. We are grateful for the support we received this year and look forward to future years of making an impact on the lives of those we serve.”
June 13 was chosen for the giving program’s kickoff because it coincides with the date that Georgia United Foundation was chartered as a 501(c)(3) public charity in 2016.
Although the Day of Giving period has closed, donations to the foundation are accepted anytime at https://gucufoundation.org/donate.
About Georgia United Foundation
Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded and delivered through volunteerism by way of corporate contributions, team members and community efforts. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering, participating, or donating, visit gucufoundation.org.
About Georgia United Credit Union Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.8 billion in assets and 170,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more.