Cy-Fair FCU awards brand new car to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD teacher
HOUSTON, TX (October 22, 2019) — Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (Cy-Fair FCU) is excited to announce that Lashe Fleming of André Elementary School, was awarded a 2020 Kia Rio during the Cy-Fair Education Foundation’s (CFEF) annual “Salute to the Stars” gala. The gala honors Cy-Fair Independent School District (CFISD) educators and recognizes the top teachers, para-educators and support personnel from across the district.
CFISD principals selected 95 “Teacher of the Year Honorees” for their outstanding dedication to students and notable work in the district. During the gala, all honorees were entered into Cy-Fair FCU’s New Car Giveaway which awarded Fleming the brand-new Kia Rio.
“It really is such an honor to be recognized for all the time and work we commit to our classrooms and students,” said Lashe Fleming. “But to actually win a brand new car is just an unbelievable way to end an already incredible night. Thank you to Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union for this amazing gift.”
Cy-Fair FCU had the privilege to, once again, participate as this year’s event underwriter as part of their “Community Only Better” initiative – a $500,000, 10-year pledge to Cy-Fair community schools, small businesses, and students that began in 2013.
“We jump at any opportunity to recognize and thank our teachers for their dedication to the Cy-Fair community since they are an integral part of educating and shaping our children,” said Cy-Fair FCU President and CEO Cameron Dickey. “Cy-Fair was founded by and for teachers, and we remain committed to supporting those who pour so much into our youngest community members.”
Proceeds from the gala provide funds as scholarships to qualified students seeking education beyond high school and for innovative staff development programs throughout the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Since its inception, the Salute to the Stars gala has raised over $3 million from ticket sales, sponsorships and auctions.
“We look forward to the Salute to the Stars Gala every year as a way to bring together our committed education foundation in the CFEF, our supportive and generous underwriter Cy-Fair FCU, and the first-class educators who make us shine,” said Cy-Fair ISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry. “Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union and the CFEF truly made this an exceptionally memorable evening!”
About Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union
Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (www.cyfairfcu.org) is a full-service credit union in southeast Texas. Originally founded in 1956 with 10 members to serve employees of the Cy-Fair Independent School District, Cy-Fair FCU now has more than 25,000 members and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school within Harris County and parts of Waller County.