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Westerly Community Credit Union Awards over $7,700 in Grants to Local Teachers

Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce they have recently awarded (18) WCCU Teacher Grant Awards, totaling just over $7,700, for the 2019/20 school year. The Westerly Community Credit awarded grants to teachers from the Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Stonington, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly school districts this week. Congratulations to the following Teacher Grant Recipients:

  • Sara Reilly of the Chariho School District
  • Amy Hubertus and Erin McKeen of the Exeter-West Greenwich School District
  • Michelle Haskell of the Narragansett School District
  • Rebecca Schilke of the North Stonington School District
  • Brenda Dillmann and Caroline Roque of the South Kingstown School District
  • Tricia DeLapp, Kai Duran, Elaine Temel, Kristen Morehouse, Amanda Volpe, Daniel Barth, Tim Flanagan, Lori Liguori, and Laura Dow of the Stonington School District
  • Anne Barnhart, Melissa Tallardy, and Felicia Connelly of the Westerly School District

‘This year was very competitive. We received over 41 outstanding applications, which represent the many exemplary Teachers, Administrators and Staff members in our neighboring school communities’, said Steve White, WCCU President and CEO. ‘We are so pleased to help fund these innovative programs and look forward to continuing to support future projects through our Teacher Grant program. This program directly supports our “WCCU Cares” initiative.’

Westerly Community Credit Union’s Teacher Grant Program awarded grants in values up to $500. WCCU awards their grants annually to support creative and experiential educational projects or programs in the area’s school districts. Special consideration will be given to innovative projects that strengthen the relationship between our schools and the community at large, and to projects that support student excellence. All applications are judged on the following criteria: Educational Focus, Promotion of Skills/Excellence, Creativity/Innovation, Community Connection, and Goal Clarity/Attainability.

Please contact Kim Gates, WCCU’s Financial Education Officer, at 401-596-7000 x2124 or kgates@westerlyccu.com with any questions regarding WCCU’s Teacher Grant Program. You can also visit www.westerlyccu.com for application details.

About Westerly Community Credit Union:

Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its members achieve financial success. It currently serves over 19,000 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Membership is open to all who reside or work in RI & New London County, CT. Recent WCCU awards: #1 Best Bank in the Westerly Sun’s 2016, 2017, 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards by the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce, as well as PBN Providence Business News Best Places to Work 2018-2019.

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