Tampa, FL – (November 29, 2012) – Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation recently announced their newest Project Quince Star, Kaylalea Mendez. Kaylalea was named the most recent Project Quince girl after Grow Financial’s first Quince Star contest that ended this past fall. Out of five semi-finalists, Kaylalea was chosen to represent Grow Financial, and will appear on all of the marketing materials for the Project Quince account. In addition, she will attend select Grow Financial community events to educate attendees on the Project Quince savings account.
“We are very excited to give Kaylalea the opportunity to be Grow Financial’s new Project Quince Star”, said Jessica Shephard, Marketing Manager. “It was a tough decision, but our panel of judges chose Kaylalea out of the five semi-finalists because they felt she could really connect with the Hispanic community. Kaylalea is not only beautiful, but she is also approachable, and possesses a strong heartfelt commitment to her family’s traditions and heritage. We feel we found the perfect match”, said Shephard.
In her spare time, Kaylalea enjoys participating in community service projects involving child care and education. She also volunteers her time for different charities including Feeding America and Toys for Tots. When Kaylalea starts high school she also plans on being very active in sports, and would like to join her school’s athletic teams including swimming, tennis and volleyball.
Grow Financial’s Project Quince savings account was first launched during last year’s Quinceanera show. The account was created in order to serve as a dedicated savings account that offers a higher interest rate than a basic savings account, and includes a minimum monthly amount to ensure that parents will start saving in advance for their daughter’s Quinceanera party. The account is not only offered to parents, but also to grandparents, godmothers, and others to assist with saving for the special occasion. The account offers flexibility so if a girl decides not to have the celebration, the money in the account can be used for anything she wants, like a cruise, or a down payment for a car. As part of being named Grow Financial’s Project Quince Star, Kaylalea will receive $1000 deposited into a Project Quince savings account of her own!
You can learn more about Kaylalea and Grow Financial’s Project Quince Star contest by visiting the Grow Financial YouTube page here.
About Grow Financial.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union was established in 1955 and now ranks as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, with 19 branches and $1.8 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership beyond its traditional affiliation to include the employees of 1,100 local businesses. Today, the Credit Union serves more than 156,000 members throughout its five-county market area in Tampa Bay.