Elan Financial Services Donates to Two Local Charities on Behalf of Tennessee Federal Valley Credit Union (TVFCU)
May 5, 2022
(Chattanooga, Tennessee) — Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) today announced it has been selected as one of Elan’s 50 credit union credit card partners to participate in Elan’s Across the Country Charitable Giving program. As one of 50 selected partners, we were able to choose two local charities to receive a generous $6,250 donation on our behalf.
“At TVFCU, we are delighted to share that we have selected Partnership for Families, Children and Adults (Partnership) and YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga YCAP (YMCA YCAP),” said Todd Fortner, president and CEO, TVFCU. “Both the Partnership and YCAP serve vital roles in the Greater Chattanooga community and we are grateful to Elan for helping us support their efforts to help strengthen our community.”
The Partnership works to improve the lives of its neighbors through a continuum of emergency, stability, and self-sufficiency services so that we have a strong, safe and informed community.
“This generous gift of $6,250 from Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union will fuel Partnership’s mission of empowering people and building communities,” said Pam Ladd, chief executive officer, Partnership. “With community donations, we helped more than 7,000 of our neighbors improve their lives last year, and this will help us do even more going forward.”
YMCA YCAP is an early intervention and prevention program for youth ages 10-15 who have been referred to us either through the juvenile court system or the school system. Each student and their family has a personalized treatment plan which addresses their educational, behavioral, and spiritual needs, including mentoring, tutoring, hot meals, family nights and group therapy.
“The YMCA YCAP of Chattanooga, TN would like to thank Elan on behalf of the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union for investing into the YCAP work,” said Andy Smith, regional executive director, YMCA YCAP. “Because of this gift, the YMCA YCAP staff will be able to continue to transform lives to those kids who are most vulnerable in our community. The YCAP Program prides itself in turning tragedies into triumphs, one child, one family and one community at a time. Thank you, Elan, and TVFCU for investing in our work.”
Elan Senior Vice President and General Manager, John Owens added, “We are so proud of our partnership with TVFCU and we are grateful to both Partnership and YMCA YCAP for their dedication to the community. We hope this hope this donation can be leveraged to make an even more meaningful impact.”
If you would like to learn more about Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, and YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, please visit their websites. We are grateful to Elan for this opportunity and continued partnership!
About Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU), a not-for-profit financial cooperative, was established in 1936 when 57 Chattanooga TVA employees pooled $500 to create the member-owned credit union. Today, TVFCU serves more than 168,000 members who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school throughout the 13-county service community. With more than $2.3 billion in assets and 22 branches throughout the area, TVFCU is the largest credit union in Southeast Tennessee. In 2021, Forbes named TVFCU Best-In-State Credit Union. For more information about TVFCU, please visit www.tvfcu.com.
As America’s leading agent credit card issuer, Elan serves more than 250 active credit union partners. For more than 50 years, Elan has offered an outsourced partnership solution that provides credit unions the ability to offer a competitive credit card program. Elan has developed industry-leading technologies to improve cardmember satisfaction and drive growth all while sharing the program economics with its partners. In 2022, Elan launched the Across the Country Charitable Giving program, pledging to nonprofits across the country in partnership with select credit union partners. For more information, visit www.cupartnership.com.
About Partnership for Families, Children and Adults
Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is a comprehensive, non-profit human services agency that assists people in building better lives through counseling, crisis intervention, prevention, and education programs. These services would otherwise not be available to individuals and families in 21 Tennessee counties and four counties in North Georgia. The Partnership is celebrating its 145th anniversary this year. For more information, visit www.partnershipfca.com.
About YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga YCAP
YCAP is an early intervention and prevention program for youth ages 10-15 who have been referred to us either through the juvenile court system or the school system. Each student and their family has a personalized treatment plan which addresses their educational, behavioral, and spiritual needs, including mentoring, tutoring, hot meals, family nights and group therapy. For more information, visit www.ymcachattanooga.org/locations/ymca-y-cap.
Brant Caldwell, chief financial officer, TVFCU, and board member for The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults
Tony Ince, vice president/account executive team leader, Elan Financial Services
Todd Fortner, president and CEO, TVFCU
Christian Coder, board chairman, YMCA YCAP
Tripp McCallie, chief development officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
Pam Ladd, executive director, Partnership for Families, Children and Adults
Ryan Henn, assistant vice president of business and commercial services, TVFCU, and board member for YMCA YCAP
Sharon Love, director of philanthropy, Partnership for Families, Children and Adults