Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation donates $2,500 to The Garden Foundation

LAS VEGAS, NV (July 2, 2021) — The Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP)  Foundation, fulfilling its mission to support Southern Nevada charitable education-based  organizations, made a $2,500 donation to The Garden Foundation. The Garden Foundation  is dedicated to helping those with special needs by providing a place to learn, grow,  socialize, explore, create independence, and have some fun doing so. This donation will help  purchase much needed technology equipment to provide for computer workshops, internet  access, and/or access day-to-day computer programs to assist The Garden Foundation’s  young adults achieve their full potential.

“After learning of the need for technological tools and resources, we are delighted to provide  this donation to The Garden Foundation,” said Malinda Watson, POP Foundation Board  Chairman. “Helping an organization that serves young adults with special needs obtain  access to much needed technology, will improve not only their education, but help prepare  them for long-term success and fulfilling lives.”

“Being able to provide this donation to a local education-based organization that is  dedicated to improving the lives of young people with special needs in our community is  extremely gratifying”, states Scott A. Arkills, President and CEO, Silver State Schools Credit  Union. “The POP Foundation was founded to serve and provide resources to organizations  such as The Garden Foundation who dedicate their time, effort, and resources to bettering  the lives of so many young adults.”

Recognizing the positive impacts of its employees, the Silver State Schools Credit Union  (SSSCU) Board of Directors and its Executive Team established the Silver State Schools CU  People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, a Nevada nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization in  2019. As the charitable arm of SSSCU, the POP Foundation strives to elevate education and  financial literacy by providing Southern Nevada students with tools, resources, and access  to build a better future by educating, empowering, and enhancing our community for the  common good.

Pictured: Collin McGee, Operations Manager, The Garden Foundation; Kayla Headley, Executive Assistant, The Garden Foundation; Taylor Gardner, Founder/CEO, The Garden Foundation; Malinda Watson, Chairman, Silver State Schools CU POP Foundation; Raymond Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer, Silver State Schools CU POP Foundation; Sheila Bray, Director, Silver State Schools CU POP Foundation; Scott A. Arkills, President/CEO, Silver State Schools Credit Union.

About Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU)

Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), founded in 1951, is a State-Chartered financial cooperative Prioritizing People Over Profit. The Credit Union serves over 64,000 members of the educational community, as well as the Southern Nevada community at large and their families, with ten branches in the valley. SSSCU provides “Excellent Member Service and Financial Solutions – For Life!” via a wide range of banking products, that are simple, secure, and convenient. As of March 31, 2024, SSSCU reported total assets of $1.187 Billion, deposits of $1.095 Billion, and loans of $855 Million. Liquidity remains strong at $88 Million, and the credit union is well-capitalized with a regulatory Net Worth of $118 Million, equal to 9.92% of Total Assets. Accounts insured up to $500,000. American Share Insurance insures each account up to $250,000. Excess Share Insurance Corporation provides up to an additional $250,000 of insurance per account. This institution is not federally insured. For more information, visit


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