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What is Banking on Purpose?
While many things have changed throughout our long history as a credit union, acting with purpose—whether it’s serving our members, giving back to our communities, or cultivating our employees—has remained the foundation of what we do. Banking on Purpose explains our character and motivation. It drives our decision-making, and is the underlying reason why people should choose us as an employer and financial institution. Banking on Purpose is not just a tagline—it is our mission and vision, both internally and externally.
Our financial education partner, EVERFI, is making available a new K-12 Family Portal that will allow parents to receive direct access to our library of 20+ digital courses for K-12 students for a limited time. This is a free resource, but you will need to register in order to access!
Credit unions were founded on the principal of helping members and communities—both near and far.
Amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Georgia’s Own has partnered with Associated Credit Union and Peach State Federal Credit Union in a collaborative effort to support those in need through the Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund.
Your generous donation will benefit displaced credit union members in Ukraine and will make an immediate and meaningful impact—any amount is greatly appreciated.
The Georgia’s Own Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2016 as a way to amplify the giving efforts of the Credit Union. Its mission is to empower local youth by improving what matters, and offers grants, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities to serve our community.
This June, we partnered with HOPE Atlanta to raise funds for their Smart Lunch, Smart Kid campaign, which provides meals to food-insecure children when school lets out for the summer. We were able to donate $10,000 or the equivalent of 4,000 meals.
The Credit Union and Foundation offer a number of scholarships to support our college-aged members. Our What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship contest is open to all college-aged members currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited institution. Our Jump Start Scholarship is available to members in our Southwest Region, the John B. White Memorial Scholarship is open to students at the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University, and the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat is a meal-plan scholarship for students in need at the University of Georgia. This year, we have distributed more than $45,000 in college scholarships.
The Georgia’s Own Golf Challenge, held each fall, is the Foundation’s marquee fundraiser and benefits L.E.A.D., which empowers young men in the City of Atlanta through baseball. In 2021, the event raised a record $130,000 for the organization, and reached the $1 million mark in total funds raised through the outing.
Each year, the Georgia’s Own team comes together for a corporate-wide service project. This year, we packed over 7,000 meals to be distributed to our neighbors in need through Must Ministries, HOPE Atlanta, Helping Hands, Ending Hunger (Albany), and Blessings In a Book Bag (Savannah).
If you’d like to make a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to the Georgia’s Own Foundation so that we can amplify this work even further, please click here. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will make an impact in our communities.
The Georgia’s Own Sign is the first digital, building-top sign in the city and illuminates the skyline from our headquarters building at 100 Peachtree in Downtown Atlanta. In addition to the Georgia’s Own name and logo, the Sign frequently features community-oriented messages promoting local and charitable events and initiatives.
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) Share Insurance Estimator lets consumers, credit unions, and their members know how its share insurance rules apply to member share accounts—what’s insured and what portion (if any) exceeds coverage limits. Get your report today at mycreditunion.gov.