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In Our Community

Actions speak louder than words

Abilene is our home and always will be


ATFCU is dedicated to good corporate citizenship. We’re involved and looking for new ways to connect with Abilene and the Big Country.

See what we prioritize

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    Scholarships and Financial Literacy

    We offer scholarships for graduating seniors along with financial education online and in the classroom. Complete explanations are found below.

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    Community Events

    We were the proud primary sponsor of Boo at the Zoo in 2020 and the March of Dimes March for Babies in 2013 and 2019. ATFCU has presented the dramatic reading stage at the annual Children’s Literary Festival since 2013.

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    Supporting Children and Education

    We introduced Skip-A-Pay to the Abilene area in 2004. It’s a win/win/win for the credit union, our members and the Boys and Girls Club of Abilene.

ATFCU Scholarship Program

Each year we award $1,500 scholarships to our members graduating from high school. Honorees are chosen based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities and evidence of financial responsibility.

The application deadline for 2021 was April 1.  We anticipate announcing scholarship recipients on or before June 4.

 

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Financial Literacy in the Classroom

Whether it’s a classroom discussion or a large in-school economic reality fair, we can help.

Elizabeth Gray is the Community Relations Specialist at Abilene Teachers FCU. Please contact her at (325) 677-2274 or egray@abileneteachersfcu.org to discuss possibilities.

We want to put a good word in for the Banzai financial literacy classroom program. We provide all materials needed by the elementary, secondary and middle schools within our service area. This interactive curriculum has been enthusiastically received by students around the nation and in the Big Country.

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March of Dimes. We’re advocating for the tiniest Texans.

We’ve worked closely with the March of Dimes in West Texas to aid their mission of decreasing premature births. It is not an exaggeration to state that MOD’s research positively impacts the life of every child born in the United States.

The work continues. On a corporate level, the credit union has elected to donate a penny for every ATFCU debit card transaction made since the beginning of 2013.

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Meet member Ashley B

ATFCU cares about their members and their community. What more could you ask for?

Ashley A., member since 2017

Boys and Girls Club of Abilene is a positive place for kids to grow

Since 2004, members have had the opportunity to skip two loan payments each year for a modest $10 or $15 monthly fee.

All funds collected are forwarded to Abilene’s Boys and Girls Club to assist their meaningful work with Abilene’s children and teens. More than $2.1 million has been donated in the past 18 years.

On behalf of the kids, many thanks to our members for their continued participation!

Skip-A-Pay

Check presentation to Boys and Girls Club

Random acts of kindness

CU Around is a group of ATFCU employees getting out in the community spreading joy to others. We show up unannounced to perform random acts of kindness.

We have appeared at Chick-Fil-A on St. Patrick’s Day and bought lunch for those wearing green. We delivered lunch to the florists in town on Valentine’s Day. We supplied Dippin Dots ice cream for Zoo patrons on a hot summer evening. It brings so much joy to brighten the day of those around us.

Our most recent random project was delivering lunch and goodies to the UPS drivers working tirelessly to deliver Christmas. 2020 was a dark year and we are grateful to them for bringing a semblance of normalcy to the holidays.

Be on the lookout for our team in their bright blue shirts.

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ATFCU Delivering goodies-to-UPS drivers

More than a financial institution, we’re a member of the community

  • Since 2004, more than
    $ 2.1 million

    Donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Abilene on behalf of our members.

  • In 2020, more than
    $360,000

    Provided to area schools and nonprofits to support their operations.

  • Since 2006,
    151

    Area students named as ATFCU scholarship honorees.

Donation Requests

Abilene Teachers FCU provides significant support to schools, nonprofits and organizations supporting education and children. If you would like your organization to be considered, please direct your request to kmayer@abileneteachersfcu.org.

Send an email to Kathy Mayer

We live in interesting times….


Despite the pandemic, life continues. We’re adjusting our usual events to encourage safety and know that brighter days are being glimpsed on the horizon.

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    Shred Day

    Gather up your outdated financial paperwork, bring it to the Antilley branch on April 22 from 8 till noon and watch it be securely destroyed by Shredding Services of Texas. This service is free to individuals. Please limit yourself to three file boxes or three kitchen garbage bags of documents. Plastic needs to be removed but staples do not.

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    2021 Board Election and Annual Meeting

    The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually at an April date to be announced. The Board election is unaffected by COVID and ballots will be mailed to members of record on March 8, 2021.

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    Boo at the Zoo

    Stripe the Tiger joined teams of ATFCU volunteers to welcome visitors to the Abilene Zoo on Saturdays in October. It was a great, socially-distanced Halloween gathering for area children. And we were so pleased to celebrate three baby giraffes born during the month.

Disclosures

Photo Credit: ‘ACHS Football’ goes to Lacey Fields.