Addition Financial receives Corporate Philanthropy Award
LAKE MARY, FL (October 10, 2019) — This November, Orlando Business Journal will recognize Addition Financial with the 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Award. The award, which will honor 13 Central Florida businesses and individuals, showcases organizations that have given back to their community by donating time and resources.
As a credit union founded by local teachers, Addition Financial has held a strong focus on supporting philanthropic efforts in education throughout Central Florida. The credit union partners with local school districts by offering affinity debit cards, providing financial education workshops for all age groups, donating to foundations, and sponsoring a variety of events that support students, faculty and staff. Addition Financial also launched the annual Renovate to Educate contest in 2018, selecting local elementary school teachers to receive their dream classroom makeovers.
“We at Addition Financial believe in the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ Giving back to education is an important part of our heritage, and we believe in the value of investing in our community. We are proud to be recognized among 12 other outstanding organizations in this year’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards,” said Katie Thomason, Addition Financial’s Vice President of Community Engagement & Partnerships.
In addition to its school district relationships, Addition Financial also partners with local higher education institutions. Addition Financial is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights, and sponsors programs in several of the university’s departments and colleges. Addition Financial is also the Preferred Credit Union of Seminole State College and the Preferred Credit Union of Valencia College. Through these college partnerships, the credit union provides free financial education workshops to help students, faculty and staff develop positive money management habits.
Each year, Addition Financial provides the Joseph A. Melbourne Jr. Scholarship to a select group of undergraduate and master’s level students. The scholarship awards six undergraduate students and two master’s students each year, with the awards totaling $65,000 annually.
Addition Financial supports a variety of other organizations in the Central Florida community through corporate philanthropy, including A Gift For Teaching, the LGBT+ Center of Orlando, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, Junior Achievement, Valencia College Future Teachers Academy, Leadership Seminole and more.
About Addition Financial
Addition Financial believes in the power of transforming lives by bringing financial success and education to everyone. With a robust suite of financial services designed to meet members’ needs, the credit union serves more than 155,000 members at 25 full-service branches and nine high school branches, and is a part of the Presto! ATM network. Headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla., Addition Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in total assets. With a legacy of more than 80 years of serving educators and supporting education, Addition Financial is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the Addition Financial Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. Addition Financial is also the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College and the Preferred Credit Union for Valencia College. For more information, visit AdditionFi.com.