FINANCIAL NEED: Owasso Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Clark Ogilvie accepts a donation of $76,000 from TTCU CEO and president Tim Lyons, left. The donation was the culmination of the credit union’s SOS – Support Our Schools challenge campaign and School Pride program.
In August, TTCU The Credit Union presented a $76,000 donation to Owasso Public Schools. The gift was the culmination of TTCU’s SOS – Support Our Schools challenge campaign and its School Pride program.
TTCU initiated the SOS – Support Our Schools campaign to help area schools cope with state funding shortfalls. TTCU donated $1 million to area schools and urged other businesses, organizations and communities to join them to raise matching funds.
“This effort by TTCU has been unprecedented,” says Owasso Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Clark Ogilvie. “Certainly no other financial institution has committed to an effort like this to help our public schools in such a time of great need.”
The School Pride program allows TTCU members to choose among more than 50 school card designs as the debit card for their TTCU checking account. This allows TTCU members to not only show school spirit for area schools but also, each time the card is swiped to make a purchase, TTCU makes a donation to the school featured on the card. Since its inception, the program has donated more than $500,000 to schools.
“We were concerned about how the education funding crisis was impacting schools, and we wanted to do something about it,” says Tim Lyons, TTCU CEO and president.