A+FCU Gives Back over $2.8 Million to Members,
$375,000 to Local Communities in 2016
Austin, TX – A+ Federal Credit Union (A+FCU) gave back over $2.8 million to members in 2016 through its Cash-Back Checking and PlusPoints rewards programs. Additionally, through a variety of programs and donations, A+FCU gave back over $375,000 to Central Texas communities.
A+FCU members earned over $1.4 million with the Cash-Back Checking account simply by using their A+FCU debit card. Members earn unlimited cash back deposited to their membership savings monthly. Of the $1.4 million in cash back, $38,000 was given to local high schools and school districts.
Through the PlusPoints rewards program, A+FCU members saved $1.4 million in rate discounts on new loans, reduced real estate origination fees, and increased rates on certificates.
In 2016, A+FCU also gave back over $375,000 to local Central Texas communities. This includes $76,000 in scholarships to 38 graduating high school seniors and college students; continued support of the RaiseUP Texas program; contributions to Education Foundations that provide grants for teachers; support for organizations like Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, and Boys and Girls Club.
In addition to donations and sponsorships, A+FCU employees volunteered over 4,100 hours to help schools, school districts, community organizations and more.
“Giving back to the communities we serve is an important part of our culture,” said A+FCU CEO Kerry A. S. Parker. “We especially focus on programs that foster financial education for our youth and community members.”
Contact: Sandy Schultz
A+ Federal Credit Union
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A+ Federal Credit Union was founded in 1949 by 50 Austin, Texas teachers. Over 65 years later, A+FCU has 133,000 members that include not only educators, students, and their families, but other members of the community as well, over $1.3 billion in assets and 21 branches. A+FCU continues to have close relationships with local schools and provides free financial education curricula for educators, engaging financial education presentations for students, real-life money management simulations for youth, high school branch locations and unique financial products designed for teachers. Learn more at aplusfcu.org