Peach State Federal Credit Union gives $5,000 donation to Trion City Schools for REACH Georgia Scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (June 7, 2018) — Peach State Federal Credit Union has committed to donating $5,000 to Trion City Schools’ REACH Georgia Scholarships over the next five years. The school system will receive $1,000 each year through 2022 from the credit union.

REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is the first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program launched by Governor Nathan Deal as a key component of the state’s Complete College Georgia Initiative. The program, launched in 2012 was created to help ensure that academically talented students from low-income families in Georgia have the academic, social and financial support they need to graduate from high school and complete college.

“The REACH Scholarship provides an opportunity for several students to continue their education, who may not otherwise have the financial means for a post-secondary pathway.  Trion City Schools is very thankful for the donation from Peach State Federal Credit Union and the commitment they have made to help students achieve successes. ‘Only the useful attain happiness’ and Peach State has provided that opportunity for students to become prosperous adults,” remarked Dr. Phil Williams, Superintendent of Trion City Schools.

“Peach State was founded by educators more than 55 years ago. We honor our roots as well as our members who are educators through contributions like these,” remarked Marshall Boutwell, Peach State’s President/CEO. “We understand the positive impact of education on a community—that’s why donations like this are so important.”

Peach State Regional Business Executive, Ronnie White; REACH Coordinator for Trion City Schools, Cindy Anderson; Peach State Senior Vice President of Business Development, Ryan Hawk; Trion City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Phil Williams; Peach State Chief of Staff, John Fair; Vice President of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Brad Bryant; Business Management Consultant for the REACH Scholarship Program, Sara Neely

About Peach State Federal Credit Union

Peach State is a $752 million credit union that serves more than 72,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information about our products and services, visit The credit union’s passion for helping their members and community continue to grow guided them to create the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. To learn more about how Peach State cares, visit


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