Suncoast Credit Union Approves $270,000 in Grants to the District

Suncoast Credit Union Approves $270,000 in Grants to the District
Posted on 12/17/2021
Suncoast Credit Union Approves $270,000 in Grants to the District

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce it has received nearly $270,000 in grants for the 2021-2022 school year from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to support students and teachers. There are 13 different programs or events that will receive financial support as a result of this generous donation.

“We have greatly benefited from a partnership with Suncoast Credit Union for many years,” says Dr. Terri Kinsey, Assistant Director for Grants and Program Development. “These programs being funded provide direct educational support to students and teachers and align with school district goals as well as the goals of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.”

The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation’s mission is to promote the education, health, and emotional wellbeing of children across the communities Suncoast Credit Union serves. With Suncoast’s strong presence in Lee County, they have donated more than $1.2 million to the School District since 2015, funding impactful programs supporting students and teachers.

The programs and events supported by Suncoast Credit Union Foundation in the 2021-2022 school year include:

Outboard Marine Service Technology at Fort Myers High School $80,000
Grow Your Own Scholarships $50,000
Culinary Arts Programs $35,000
Agriculture Programs $35,000
District Resource Center $17,000
College Night $14,000
New Teacher Orientation Exclusive Sponsorship $10,000
Title Sponsor of Elementary Science Expo $10,000
Lee County Spelling Bee $5,775
Compose Yourself $4,600
Battle of the Books $4,300
History Fair/Mock Trials $2,000
Math Team Competition $1,500

“We were originally founded as a teacher’s credit union,” says Cindy Helton, Executive Director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. “Though our membership has grown beyond just educators, our commitment to education remains as strong as ever, especially in Lee County where many of our members live and work. We know this support will allow Lee County Schools to provide important learning opportunities that help develop students into leaders and enrich their lives through new experiences.”