Credit union news from Together CU and Emporia State FCU

Published 2.5.2021


together credit union representatives with check donation to stix elementary school

Together Foundation donates essential technologies and educational supplies

Together Foundation has donated essential technologies and educational supplies to two St. Louis metro area schools, aiding teachers and students as they navigate the challenges of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“We are thrilled to lend our support to educators in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area as they work to ensure students have a better, brighter future,” said Pier Yvette Alsup, Foundation Chair.
Stix Early Childhood Center, an elementary school in the St. Louis Public School District, received iPads, flexible and modular seating, financial literacy books, and Learning About Money education kits. The school will also receive an all-in-one inkjet printer, multi-touch infrared frame, and magnetic dry erase tabletop easel. 
Miss Faust, a seventh grade math teacher at Shiloh Middle School, will also receive five Chromebooks. Chromebooks are secure, durable and lightweight, and provide personalized learning experiences through games, resources and videos designed to enrich student learning and make math more fun and interactive, helping students master grade-level skills. Chromebooks also afford students access to check grades, utilize Google Classroom, and work on other assignments.
“I am thankful for the folks at Together Credit Union. The donation will impact a number of students and help them increase their skills and abilities,” said Faust. “Strong community bonds are what make us stronger!”
Donations used to purchase the essential technology and supply needs were raised by Together Foundation’s “Bid to Give” virtual silent auction in late 2020 in lieu of its usual in-person Trivia Night fundraiser. 

beige two story building on Merchant street

Emporia State Federal Credit Union purchases new building

The Board of Directors of the Emporia State Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) has purchased the building at 715 Merchant Street in Emporia, KS. This location will be primarily used for administrative and back office operations of the credit union.   
“We have seen tremendous growth over the past few years.  In order to continue to provide superior service to our members, as well as keeping dividends high and interest rates low, we need to increase the staff to meet our growing needs," said Aron Dody, ESFCU Board president. "Unfortunately, we have quickly outgrown our physical space at both of our current locations. The Board had been strategically planning on an expansion within our 310 facility to accommodate our growing needs for increased staff and services. The timing is perfect for us to purchase this location, as opposed to remodeling, as this building will provide ample office space to meet our current and future needs for decades to come.”

“It’s an exciting time for ESFCU! As we continue to grow and expand our online, digital and lending products for the convenience of our membership, the need for more office space to house our growing number of employees is important," added Angie Miller, ESFCU president/CEO. "We’re thrilled that the facility on Merchant became available as it will serve our credit union well into the future. Serving our membership while exceeding their expectations is of the highest importance to us.”