eCO Credit Union launches the eCO Credit Union Foundation
The eCO Credit Union Foundation was formed to multiply eCO Credit Union’s efforts to promote financial literacy.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 22, 2015) — over the last few years, eCO Credit Union has increased its efforts to encourage financial literacy in the community. Through the eCO Savings Race, sponsorships, and classroom seminars, eCO has invested much time and resources to teaching sound financial principles. The efforts continued to show the demand for financial education. In response to the great need, the eCO Credit Union Foundation was created.
The eCO Credit Union Foundation is a 501 (3)(c) with all funds devoted to financial literacy. The mission of the foundation is to make financial education resources available to people of all ages, specifically in the areas served by eCO Credit Union.
“We feel the launch of the eCO Credit Union Foundation is very timely and necessary for the Birmingham area,” said Joey Hand, eCO CEO. “I’m excited to see the long-term impact the foundation will have on the community.”
The eCO Credit Union Foundation is sponsoring upcoming financial education seminars. With topics ranging from couponing to auto buying, the seminars are designed to provide practical financial solutions. More seminar information can be found at www.ecosavingsrace.org. The eCO Credit Union Foundation will also offer a grant program to provide financial literacy materials in schools and classrooms. Grant applications are available under the Community News section of www.ecocu.org.
About eCO Credit Union
eCO Credit Union is a not-for-profit, democratically controlled financial cooperative, which exists solely to provide safe, cost-efficient and personal financial services to its members. eCO Credit Union was founded in 1939, and today has over 13,600 members and over $120 million in assets. eCO proudly serves members in Jefferson, Shelby, Cullman, Walker and Blount counties. Additional information about eCO and its line of products and services can be found at www.ecocu.org.
About eCO Credit Union Foundation
The eCO Credit Union Foundation is a 501 (3)(c). The foundation was formed in 2015 to promote financial literacy in the schools and communities served by eCO Credit Union. The goal of the foundation is to prepare people of all ages to make well-informed financial decisions to prepare themselves for a successful future.