SLFCU employees, members, and community partners raised $80,000 in 2019 to help establish an accredited full-time teacher to work from a classroom within the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital (UNMCH) for a year. All donations were gifted to the New Mexico Credit Unions Connected Academy (NMCUCA).
The new teacher, Monica Garcia-Roach, is in place and is employed by the Mimbres School – a state-accredited, year-round elementary and high school that operates in a hospital setting to help keep kids learning while admitted to UNMCH. The ultimate goal of NMCUCA is to create a self-sustaining endowment fund that will establish the teaching position for the next decade - and beyond.
With our 2019 fundraising success, SLFCU has committed to a new goal of raising $200,000 over the next several years on behalf of NMCUCA. We are doing this by engaging our employees, members, and community partners with innovative fundraising opportunities.
"It's going to take all of us pulling together to meet our goal," said SLFCU Vice President of Marketing, Melissa Stock. "I'm amazed and humbled by the generosity and thoughtfulness our community partners, members, and employees showed as we worked as one toward our 2019 goal. I am certain that we can help significantly reduce the number of critically ill children dropping out of school in our region, and instead help them progress toward graduation."
To view our progress and learn more about our fundraising opportunities, visit slfcu.org/NMCUCA.
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