Local teachers receive $8,370 from Blue Eagle CU staff

ROANOKE, VA (January 20, 2022) — Blue Eagle Credit Union employees fund a Teacher Grant program that, since inception in 2016, has awarded $33,528 to local teachers. Award presentations are just wrapping up for the latest grant round where 17 local teachers received a combined $8,370 for classroom projects that will positively impact more than 3,200 students this academic year alone. Some projects will benefit students in years to come as well, multiplying the positive impact.

Each fall, teachers in the greater Roanoke and Lynchburg areas are eligible to apply for a Teacher Grant up to $500 to fund classroom projects. Jeff Thompson, Blue Eagle Credit Union CEO, shares, “Education is foundational. Teachers have limited funds available to support an engaging classroom experience, and we want to help create learning experiences that enrich the lives of the students and teachers, and in turn, our community.”

The 2021 Teacher Grant Recipients are:

Allison Angell – Mount Pleasant Elementary
Stephanie Doyle – Glen Cove Elementary
Ebony Foster – Heritage High School
Ashley Galyen – Northside High and Middle School
Beth Greenway – Herman L. Horn Elementary
Sarah Haskins – Green Valley Elementary
Lori Hockman-Walter – Staunton River High School
Mike Isbell – Fort Lewis Elementary
Lindsay Malone – Yellow Branch Elementary
Megan McDonagh – Cave Spring High School
Kelsey Newcomb – Glen Cove Elementary
Tammetha O’Dom – Glenvar High School
Billie Reid – Stewartsville Elementary
Christopher Savage – Hidden Valley High School
Lisa Sink – Cave Spring Middle School
Jaime Walsh – Herman L. Horn Elementary
Emily Wooldridge – Penn Forest Elementary

Videos of the projects are being added to Blue Eagle Credit Union’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram, and website. Watch a highlight reel or see individual stories about how the teachers use the funds.

Jeff continues, “I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate team of people that genuinely cares for others. Our Teacher Grant, Report Card Rewards, and Alexander Scholarship programs uniquely support the credit union philosophy of people helping people and our core value of education.” In addition to these education programs, Blue Eagle CU recently added an interactive FREE gamified app, called Zogo, where users can earn rewards as they learn. Want to give it a try? Download the app Zogo from your Apple® or Google Play™ app store and enter the code BLUEEAGLECU to get started.

About Blue Eagle Credit Union

Blue Eagle® Credit Union, a local not-for-profit financial cooperative, is committed to Enriching Lives and finding ways to help members Pay Less. Earn More. Have Fun. ® How? By Delivering Solutions customized for each member and their specific situation, offering relevant services at affordable rates, and holding tight to their core values of Quality Service, Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Education. Blue Eagle® Credit Union has been serving the greaterRoanoke and Lynchburg, VA areas since 1948. Blue Eagle® Credit Union's Google review rating averages 4.9 out of 5 stars, a direct result of their commitment to improving the financial picture of their members and the communities they serve. It’s time to See Banking Differently with Blue Eagle® Credit Union! Insured by NCUA.


Laurissa Thompson, Senior Brand Specialist
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