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TVFCU raises over $68,500 to support educational initiatives through 27th Annual Golf Classic

December 1, 2023

TVFCU raises over $68,500 to support educational initiatives through 27th Annual Golf Classic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 24, 2023) — Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is pleased to announce that its 27th Annual Golf Classic raised over $68,500 to benefit education-focused nonprofits. From the funds, $40,000 will benefit Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS)—a nonprofit that addresses issues to support a healthy school climate to enhance academic success in Hamilton County Schools. Most of the remaining proceeds will go towards supporting Junior Achievement, which provides services within TVFCU's 17-county service area. Junior Achievement works to prepare young people for success by providing lessons on financial literacy, work and career readiness and business ownership.

“I was part of TVFCU’s Marketing Team when we started the TVFCU Golf Classic in 1996,” said Tammy Zumbrun, TVFCU community outreach/marketing manager. "Witnessing the growth of the Golf Classic over the years has been truly gratifying. It is an honor to extend our influence to numerous educational initiatives within the communities we serve, contributing to life-changing experiences for kids across the region."

TVFCU hosted the 27th Annual TVFCU Golf Classic this fall at Black Creek Golf Course. The classic featured two flights—one in the morning and one after lunch—with around 160 players total.

“It was a privilege to be a part of this event,” said Ryan Henn, AVP of business and commercial services at TVFCU. “The course, food, activities, weather—it was all phenomenal. I am already looking forward to next year’s golf classic!”

Through TVFCU’s golf classic, STARS continues to invest in Hamilton County Schools. STARS is having a powerful impact in improving the school culture by utilizing empathy-based student training. For instance, their Move2Stand training for secondary school teams resulted in a 33% reduction in anti-social interactions. 

“Student training is crucial to improving school climate, and the funding from TVFCU has been a tremendous support to this service,” said Karen Glenn, interim director for STARS. “We want to help the next generation get the best education possible and to be successful, and TVFCU plays a big role in helping us to achieve this goal.”

Those who wish to support STARS may send a tax-deductible donation to P.O. Box 2589, Chattanooga, TN 37409 or by contacting Karen Glenn at [email protected]. Donations can also be made to Junior Achievement by visiting their websites,, or

For more information about TVFCU, please visit

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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 180,000 members who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school throughout the 17-county service community. With more than $2.6 billion in assets and 23 branches throughout the area, TVFCU is the largest credit union in Southeast Tennessee. For more information about TVFCU, please visit

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