• Community Involvement

    community involvement

Georgia United Credit Union is committed to helping the communities we serve through various service projects and outreach initiatives.

We began as DeKalb County Teachers’ Federal Credit Union in 1958 and have a long-standing history of supporting our educators. Today, we continue to cultivate our relationship with all those who make an impact in the field of education in Georgia. Additionally, we pride ourselves on being an active part of the communities we serve. We offer many recognition programs and financial support for Georgia educators such as participating in the “Partners in Education” program, sponsoring the “Teachers Make a Difference” campaign in conjunction with Star 94 FM, and supporting the School Supply Drive.

Community – We support financial strength and development in our communities with our financial education seminars and literacy programs, and through our Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). 

Family – We provide support and resources for families in the communities we serve through activities like scholarships, food drives, and our annual holiday “Wish Tree” program.

Congratulations to the Winners of our 2014 Scholarship Program!

Georgia United is excited to announce the winners of their 2014 scholarship programs.  A total of $12,500 was awarded and disbursed to thirteen high school seniors through the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship program and the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship program.  Thanks to all the high school seniors who entered this year’s competition as we had a record number of entries!  

This is the 20th year that Georgia United has given the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship and the 7th year for the John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship. A total of approximately $142,500 has been awarded to high school seniors during the tenure of both programs.  Recipients are chosen based on an essay competition with consideration given to academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities. The top winners for 2014 were Colin Humble of George Walton Comprehensive High School and Joseph Long of Loganville High School, respectively. Check out our Facebook site in April to view our check presentations as they occur!

 

(PHOTO 1 ID) Top Georgia United Vernon Carne Scholarship Winner: Colin Humble of Walton High School (front, r.) and dad Clark Humble (front left) accept a $3,000 check while Colette Leal, Georgia United’s N. Atlanta Branch Manager; Walton High School Principal Judith McNeill, and WHS Counselor Donna Dunham celebrate his first place status.

Colin Morgan Humble, Marietta, GA – First Place Vernon E. Carne Scholarship Winner

Colin Morgan Humble was this year’s first place winner of the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship and recipient of $3,000. He will attend the University of Notre Dame as Georgia's first ever Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar.  (Hesburgh-Yusko www.hesburgh-yusko.org is Notre Dame’s Community Service Scholarship.) Colin is a Scholar Athlete with a 4.66 weighted GPA, co-captain of the Walton Cross Country and Track and Field teams, an officer of Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society as well as in Cobb Youth Leadership. He is also an active volunteer on mission trips with his church, Catholic Church of St. Ann’s.  Colin is the son of Clark and Patti Humble of Marietta.

(PHOTO 2 ID) Top Georgia United Catholic Scholarship Winner Joseph Long of Loganville High School, accepts his $1,500 check from Georgia United Board Member Monsignor Stephen Churchwell and Loganville HS Principal Michael Robison.

 

Joseph Michael Long - Loganville, GA – First Place John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship Winner
Joseph was this year’s first place winner of the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship and recipient of $1,500. Already accepted to the University of Georgia, Joseph has a 4.00 GPA and is an AP Scholar with Honors. He is President of the Student Government Association, Vice President of the Beta Club. Senior Class Treasurer, a member of the Beta Club and volunteers at his church, St. Oliver’s. He is the son of Michael and Laurie Long of Loganville.

GEORGIA UNITED CREDIT UNION 2014 VERNON E. CARNE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

PLACE

FIRST

LAST

HIGH SCHOOL

$3,000

Colin

Humble

George Walton Comp High School, Marietta

$2,000

Morgan

Winn

Lakeside High School, Decatur

$1,000

Rose

Foisy

Brunswick High School, Brunswick

$500

Samuel

Potts

Eastside High School, Covington

$500

Baylor

Ward

Clarke Central High School, Athens

$500

Robert

Howard

Northwest Whitfield HS, Cohutta

$500

Gabrielle

Abraham

Elite Scholars Academy, Hampton

$500

Colleen

Garnto

West Laurens High School, Dublin

$500

Rachel

Stokes

Luella High School, Locust Grove

$500

Margaret

Clark

Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross

$500

Anya

Delaremore

Arabia Mountain High School, Lithonia


GEORGIA UNITED 2014 ARCHBISHOP JOHN F. DONOGHUE CATHOLIC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

PLACE

FIRST

LAST

HIGH SCHOOL

$1,500

Joseph

Long

Loganville High School, Loganville

$1,000

Ameet

Kallarackal

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell

 

Georgia United’s “Pay for A’s” Program Rewards Good Students

Georgia United wants to encourage your entire family to learn good savings habits and that includes children!  Pay for A’s is a youth savings incentive program that rewards our younger members for good grades. Young members -from kindergarten through high school- can earn cash deposits to their savings account for every “A” on their report card.

 It’s easy for your students to earn a savings bonus for their good grades:

  • Students can submit a copy of their report cards to the Georgia United branch nearest them. 
  • Students can submit a copy of their report card by mail to Georgia United Credit Union, Attn: Pay for A’s Program, 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
  • Students can submit 2 report cards (one per semester) each academic year.
  • Students receive a maximum of $10.00 per school year ($5 for each report card submitted.)
  • Students have 2 opportunities to submit their report cards (before February 28 for the fall/winter semester and by June 30 for the spring semester)
Student deposits are made directly to their savings accounts and reflect a message of “Pay for A’s”