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Gold Coast Federal Credit Union and Education Foundation of Palm Beach County

Charity

Supporting classrooms with supplies for success

During a volunteer event at Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Elan and Gold Coast Federal Credit Union staff surprised the non-profit with an additional $5,000 gift to further their inspiring work. The $17,500 total donation will support the Red Apple Supplies program and will ensure that 53 classrooms are stocked with educational supplies.

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County supports one of the most important parts of a community: public schools. In 2021 alone, their Red Apple Supplies program distributed classroom materials to 193,000 students and 12,000 teachers across 186 public schools in the Palm Beach County School District free of charge.

Charity

"One of the hallmarks of the credit union industry is involvement in the community and working with charities. In 2021, we established the Gold Coast Cares initiative and selected Education Foundation of Palm Beach County as one of our signature partners."

Steve Bush, President and CEO of Gold Coast FCU
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Elan staff Kaitlin Schlick and Christine Tran add a book covering topics like money management and financial wellness to a teacher’s order.
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GCFCU president and CEO, Steve Bush, checks off items on his order list.
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Staff from Elan, GCFCU, and the EFPBC prepare to fill orders from the warehouse packing supplies.
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GCFCU staff and board members pack free supplies for educators to pick up.
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Elan staff member Anne Schultz, shops for backpacks and classroom supplies.
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A shopping cart ready to be packed for pick-up includes items like markers, erasers, and notebooks.
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Carter Maysilles, GCFCU marketing director, packs binders, copy paper, and paper towel into boxes for educators and students.
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Educators and students receive materials from Red Apple Supplies free of charge. This classroom saved nearly $500 thanks to generous donations and community support!

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Elan strives to play a valuable role in helping communities thrive through our partnerships with credit unions around the country. To deepen our dedication to these neighborhoods, we launched the Across the Country Charitable Giving program.  

Of Elan’s 250+ active credit union partners, 50 have been randomly selected to participate in this exciting initiative to give back to the communities they serve. 

The program allows each selected credit union to identify a charity of their choice, in their own community, and Elan will donate $12,500 to the designated organization on their behalf.

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"We’re proud to launch Across the Country Charitable Giving and help support the positive impact our credit union partners have on their communities,” said Elan’s Credit Card GM, John Owens. "We believe giving back is more important than ever and including our credit union partners was a meaningful component of bringing this project to fruition."

John Owens 
General Manager 
Elan Credit Card

We encourage you to learn more about our credit union partners, their selected organizations, and if you feel so inspired — how to get involved.  Connect with us on LinkedIn and check back for upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.

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