“Giving back to education is part of our DNA,” said Inspirus Credit Union President and CEO Scott Adkins. “Last year was a record year of giving at Inspirus, and we're grateful to be able to contribute our time, talents, and dollars to support education in our state.”

Donations from Inspirus supported a variety of education-based initiatives, ranging from financial contributions to support teachers' education grant requests, to in-kind donations of backpacks and school supplies for homeless students. Additionally, Inspirus team members volunteered more than 400 hours throughout the year.

“It's important that our team members have the opportunity to get involved with the community and support our mission by giving their time to help those in need,” said Adkins.

Monetary donations totaled $651,619.95 in 2018, and supported education at every level.

More than $300,000 supported K-12 education, helping classrooms continue to be a great place to learn.

More than $106,000 supported colleges and universities statewide, providing resources to students who were in need of assistance with tuition, purchasing textbooks, and more.

Nearly $110,000 sustained community programs that help students thrive in school. These programs provide resources such as weekend meals for students who might otherwise go without food, and gives students the opportunity to engage in real life business simulations, gaining exposure to the corporate world.

Monetary, in-kind, and volunteer donations from Inspirus supported hundreds of teachers and thousands of students in 2018.

“It's so rewarding to know that the work we do every day allows us to give back to education and provide students with imperative resources so they can thrive in the classroom,” said Adkins.

If you would like to learn more about how Inspirus gives, or would like to request a donation, send an email to [email protected].

About Inspirus Credit Union
Inspirus Credit Union (pronounced inspire-us) is where banking benefits education. Founded by a Seattle Public School teacher more than 80 years ago, Inspirus still makes giving back to education core to its mission. When members use Inspirus for their financial services, they join a community who makes an impact across the state. Nearly 80,000 member-owners share a passion for education that connects them to Inspirus and Washington classrooms. The credit union is a not-for-profit financial institution that returns earnings to members through lower loan rates, higher returns on deposit, and donates time, talents, and dollars to the communities it serves. With $1.3 billion in assets, Inspirus operates branches in Seattle, Spokane, and Lynnwood. For more information, visit inspirusCU.org.

Morgan Cole
Public Relations Specialist
(206) 628-5788
[email protected]
5200 Southcenter Blvd. • Seattle, WA 98188

SOURCE Inspirus Credit Union

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