Educational Credit Union (ECU) announced a new partnership with Kansas Children’s Discovery Center (KCDC). As the kickoff event to ECU’s sponsorship of KCDC’s programs every public elementary school employee in Shawnee County will be given a day pass for one adult and one child to visit the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Educational Credit Union is visiting 34 elementary schools to deliver over 2,450 passes to elementary school staff during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4th to May 8th. Assisting with the delivery will be Joanne Morrell, Executive Director of Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Jim Frownfelter, Chairman of Educational Credit Union’s Board of Directors & retired teacher of Meadow’s Elementary, and Jennifer Kirmse, Vice President of Educational Credit Union’s Business Development.
“We cannot thank Educational Credit Union enough for this incredible win-win corporate partnership that supports, values and shows appreciation for the educators in our community, who consistently inspire, excite and encourage our future teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs, dreamers and leaders,” stated Joanne Morrell, Executive Director of the Discovery Center.
The estimated value of the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center passes being distributed during Teacher Appreciation Week is $38,517.50.
As a tribute to being founded by a group of teachers each year Educational Credit Union celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with a special event. ECU’s sponsorship will also help fund a special Fall Field Trip for 2nd and 3rd grade students to KCDC’s “Money Matters Marketplace”.
“Money Matters Marketplace” will launch in the Fall of 2015 thanks to a generous grant received by The Women’s Fund and several other local sponsors. KCDC has also partnered with ECU’s Local Perks program allowing Educational Credit Union members to receive an admission discount with their ECU debit card.
“It is the goal of this partnership to thank our local educators, support learning in different ways, highlight the importance of financial literacy, and inspire teachers and students with a special trip to Kansas Children’s Discovery Center," said Jennifer Kirmse, Vice President of Business Development.
Educational Credit Union is one of the oldest credit unions in Kansas, chartered in 1939, ECU has over 22,500 member/owners, 198 million in total assets, and four Topeka branch locations.