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TTCU School Pride Program Reaches $1 Million in Education Support


SCHOOL DONATIONS: Tulsa Public School District Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist receives a donation of $15,750 on behalf of Tulsa Public Schools from TTCU Federal Credit Union CEO Tim Lyons.


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TTCU Federal Credit Union announced that the School Pride Program has donated over $1 million to schools in the Tulsa area. The donations were pushed past the $1 million mark in August, having distributed $99,000 at Back to School functions in the 56 area school districts that are involved in the program.

“TTCU was founded during the Great Depression as a way for teachers to help other teachers,” said CEO and President Tim Lyons. “Now, when Oklahoma schools’ budgets are so tight, we think that it is more important than ever to support education. The school pride cards allow us to offer a helping hand to the schools that are important to our members.”

TTCU began the program in 2007 as a way to give back to the Tulsa community and support area schools. Members of TTCU choose one of the 56 area schools involved in the program when they sign up, and every time their debit cards are used, a donation is made to the school. Checks are then distributed to the schools at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

On Aug. 15, Tulsa Public Schools was presented with a check for $15,750 by Lyons, which was the largest individual donation in the program. Since the beginning of the program, Tulsa Public Schools has received over $180,000. Broken Arrow Public School District received the second largest donation at $12,000, which the TTCU staff presented to them on Aug. 6. Since 2007, Broken Arrow Public School District has received over $124,000 in donations.

“We offer a heartfelt ‘thanks’ to TTCU and our community members who use the Broken Arrow check card,” said Janet Dunlop, the Broken Arrow superintendent. “It’s because of your generosity that we are able to positively impact our students and teachers in the classroom.”

Many schools in the Tulsa area have also received donations, including Owasso Public School district with $7,000, Union Public Schools with $6,000, Jenks Public School District with $5,500, and Tulsa Community College with $4,000. To find out if a particular school is part of the School Pride card program, visit ttcu.com.

Updated 09-14-2018

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