First Financial celebrates 70 years

Maryland School for the Blind first recipient of seven $10,000 grants

LUTHERVILLE, MD (May 18, 2023) — In celebration of its 70th anniversary, First Financial Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) is recognizing seven of its foundational partners by making a $10,000 donation to each in support of their organizations. The first recipient of a $10,000 donation is The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB), a private, statewide school that provides educational programs to youth who are blind or low vision, of all abilities.

“We sincerely appreciate the whole First Financial team for their ongoing support of the Maryland School for the Blind, and their willingness to go above and beyond as community partners,” stated Marlo Jacobson, MSB Director of Development. First Financial has partnered with The Maryland School for the Blind since 1977, notably being one of the first groups to be added to First Financial’s field of membership outside of Baltimore County Public Schools.

Donations benefit their out-of-school time (OST) program, which supports activities for students that take place beyond the school day, such as yoga classes for students of all abilities, crafting clay pottery, visiting museums, and other enrichment activities. The out-of-school time programs allow MSB students to participate in these activities that will assist them in reaching their fullest potential.

“Our relationship with the Maryland School for the Blind has spanned over four decades and shows the importance of our foundational partners in the growth of First Financial over the years,” stated Stephanie Peltzer, First Financial VP/Chief Marketing Officer. “We are honored to support their innovative programming and look forward to their continued success and partnership for years to come.”

For details on First Financial outreach initiatives held throughout the year, visit To learn more about being a part of the First Financial difference, visit or call Member Services at 410-321-6060, option 5.


First Financial Federal Credit Union Business Development staff pose with The Maryland School for the Blind staff for check presentation. (Photo courtesy of The Maryland School for the Blind)

About First Financial Federal Credit Union (MD)

First Financial Federal Credit Union serves the employees, students, and parents of the Baltimore, Carroll, Somerset, and Worcester County Public School systems, as well as the employees and families of many area businesses, hospitals, private schools, and colleges. The Credit Union’s product offerings include free checking, online and mobile services, auto loans, credit cards, and home loans. Don’t Just Bank, Belong; visit for details.


Stephanie Peltzer
Chief Marketing Officer

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