$40,000 grant from SECU Foundation helps higher ed works expand resources for education initiative

RALEIGH, NC (February 21, 2022) — SECU Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to Higher Ed Works (HEW) to help the non-partisan public charity support and promote public higher education in North Carolina.  HEW will use the funding to expand resources for written and video production, helping to fulfill their mission to educate North Carolinians about the great value of the state’s public, postsecondary education.  Over the next two years, Higher Ed Works will place special emphasis on promoting the North Carolina Community College System in conjunction with the ambitious goal of myFutureNC – ensuring that by 2030, two million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or a postsecondary degree.

“Education is one of SECU Foundation’s core focus areas, and one that we have been making a great impact in statewide since our establishment in 2004,” remarked Jama Campbell, SECU Foundation Executive Director.  “Organizations like Higher Ed Works are bringing greater awareness to educational opportunities that will help North Carolinians achieve their goals and improve their economic future.  We are pleased to support this organization, as we work together to promote public higher education in our state and achieve the lofty myFutureNC goal by 2030.”

“Higher Ed Works and the SECU Foundation share a mission to see that more North Carolinians benefit from the outstanding public colleges and universities in our state, so our collaboration seems only fitting,” said Paul Fulton, Chair of the Higher Ed Works Board.  “We very much appreciate the support of the SECU Foundation.”

L to R: Damian Carter-SECU Regional SVP; David Rice-HEW Executive Director; Emma Battle-HEW President and CEO; Jama Campbell-SECU Foundation Executive Director; and Paul Fulton-HEW Board Chair.

About SECU and the SECU Foundation

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 85 years. SECU is the second largest credit union in the United States with $53 billion in assets and serves over 2.6 million members through 273 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone, and a Mobile App. The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare, and human services. Since 2004, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of over $235 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide. World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 86,451 credit unions in 118 countries serve 375 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


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