CAPE CORAL, Fla. (October 3, 2016) – Achieva Credit Union today announced a strategic partnership with the Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation that executives expect to eventually raise thousands of dollars. For the first time, Achieva Credit Union has agreed to make a donation to the Foundation on behalf of any new member who joins the credit union and has an association or chooses to support the Charter School.
“With our heritage as a teachers’ credit union we are always looking for opportunities to help our local schools, and we want our actions to directly impact the teachers and students in the classroom as much as possible,” said Andrew Lampkins, Vice President of Market Development.
Achieva’s individual donations will vary from $25 to $350, based on factors such as the types of products and services the new members select. There is no specified end date for the program though Lampkins hopes people will quickly take advantage of the program as there are several needs for the school.
“Our Foundation is always looking for new businesses that can help us grow our financial resources while becoming a long term partner,” noted Chris Porter, President of the Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation. “We have been first-hand witnesses of how Achieva has impacted our schools with their support already, and once again they continue to reach out to strengthen that partnership.” The Foundation returns 100 percent of all funds back to the school ensuring that every dollar has a maximum impact on students and teachers.
Leaders from Achieva and Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools have worked together over the past several months to develop this initiative. Known for its many fun community events to support public education, this initiative is the first of its kind. In addition to fundraising, Achieva employees are also volunteering to teach several financial literacy classes and working with elementary students to help them open their first savings accounts through a program called Kids Make Cents in the elementary schools.
“Our schools are very fortunate to have numerous businesses involved in supporting the education of our students,” said Nelson Stephenson, Superintendent of Cape Coral Charter Schools. “Achieva Credit Union is a great example of how a local business can build a partnership to ensure our teachers, students, and our community gets the support needed for a successful educational experience.”
Those who would like to support the Cape Coral Charter Schools and experience the “GOOD” that Achieva is offering may do so by visiting either one of the Cape Coral locations or by calling (239) 829-8290.
ABOUT ACHIEVA: Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it is rated a Superior 5-Star credit union by Bauer Financial and has more than $1.4 billion in assets and 24 branches serving more than 140,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties, or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva. For more information about Achieva, visit www.achievacu.com.