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Open Table receives grant from SECU Foundation to help youth aging out of foster care system

RALEIGH, NC (December 29, 2022) — SECU Foundation recently provided a $40,000 grant to Open Table, a non-profit organization that supports community partners across the state to promote independence and self-sufficiency for transitional-age youth aging out of the foster care system. The funding will help strengthen the organization’s relationship network and expand services in rural northwestern communities of North Carolina.

“We are delighted to help Open Table further its mission to assist transitional-age youth who need guidance towards a life outside of the foster care system,” said Kim Hollifield, SECU regional senior vice president. “Suddenly being on your own can be incredibly intimidating and difficult. Open Table can make a positive difference as these young adults enter this new phase of life.”

“We are deeply grateful to SECU Foundation for its generous support and commitment to expand our models that train communities to become collaborators in transforming outcomes for youth aging out of foster care,” said Jon Katov, Open Table founder and CEO. “When we share relationship and social networks with others, we become people who live for each other. When we all connect in this way, a better life for every youth aging out of foster care becomes a movement.”


About SECU and the SECU Foundation

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 85 years. SECU is the second largest credit union in the United States with $53 billion in assets and serves over 2.6 million members through 273 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone, www.ncsecu.org and a Mobile App. The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare, and human services. Since 2004, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of over $235 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide. World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 86,451 credit unions in 118 countries serve 375 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.

Contacts

Contact: Jama Campbell, Executive Director
Office: 919-839-5562 | secufoundation@ncsecu.org

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