Neighbors FCU Receives VIPS Honor for School District Support
- November 5, 2010
(Left to right) East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Noel Hammatt with Neighbors Federal Credit Union representatives, Community Outreach coordinator Ann Marie Erie and President/CEO Kathi Gill, after receiving the award.
On Thursday, October 21, Neighbors Federal Credit Union was honored by Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) with its Star Partner Award during the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting. Kathi Gill, president and CEO of Neighbors Federal Credit Union, and Ann Marie Erie, Community Outreach coordinator, accepted the honor for the credit union’s extensive work and dedication to the School System.
“In 1954, we were chartered as Baton Rouge Teachers Federal Credit Union, and our service was devoted to the School System. In 2004, we opened our charter to include our entire community of neighbors, but our commitment to the School System has never wavered,” Gill said.
As a partner in education, Neighbors has provided financial education in many schools and supported programs that provide teacher resources and recognize excellence in the classroom. These initiatives include the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards, Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year, the district’s annual Spelling Bee, Stuff the Bus Food Drive Campaign, Adopt-A-Teacher and many others.
Neighbors FCU is a member-owned “not for profit, but for service” financial institution founded in 1954. Members enjoy high dividend savings and checking accounts, low rate loans and lines of credit, automatic bill-pay, around the clock account access and more. Anyone (and their immediate family members) who lives, works, worships or attends school in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, Livingston and St. Helena parishes is eligible for membership. Neighbors FCU currently serves more than 55,000 member-owners with more than $454 million in total assets.
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