Local Credit Union Opens Elementary School Branch

Left to right: CFFCU President/CEO Scott Weaver, CFFCU Chairman Isaac Dickson; CFFCU Board Member Angela Geter; Student Teller Ke’Shawn Jeter; Principal Fred Logan; Student Teller Lajada Jefferson; Student Manager Shawn Carolina; District Seven CFO Missy Coleman Campbell; Assistant Principal Marquice Clark and CFFCU Board Member Tammie Hoy.

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union Opens Second On-Campus Branch at Cleveland Academy of Leadership

Spartanburg, S.C. — Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union held a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Cleveland Academy of Leadership, Spartanburg, S.C.

The credit union, in collaboration with the school, has implemented a college savings program called “Saving For Success,” aimed at starting young children and families on the best possible track for future education and financial success. On ‘savings days’ students are allowed to visit the in-school branch to make deposits. The credit union staff oversee the older students working as ‘tellers’ and ‘manager’, sharpening their math and interpersonal skills.

School Assistant Principal Marquice Clark addressed the students, saying, “This is the last piece of the puzzle that our students need to be successful in life. We are glad to be able to provide it!”

President and CEO of Carolina Foothills, Scott Weaver said, “Our staff has been energized by the enthusiasm of the parents and students for this program, it makes us feel that we are giving them the tools they need to be successful and its the highlight of our week!”

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union, a financial cooperative and certified community development financial institution, extends membership to over 125 organizations and companies throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. Additional membership opportunities exist within three distinct community service areas. With offices in Spartanburg, Greenville and Cherokee Counties, the credit union has over
14,000 members and $100 million in assets.