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Gulf Winds Cares Foundation Commits $25,000 to Financial Literacy at Local University

Pensacola, FL. — November 3, 2021 — The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation is gifting $25,000 over five years to the University of West Florida’s Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy. The gift makes Gulf Winds the title sponsor and partner with the Center to provide a series of quarterly financial literacy workshops available for free to the community. The workshops will be in January, March, June and October of 2022.

“It is always exciting when great community partners step up to meet one of the most pressing needs of our community,” said Dr. Richard Fountain, dean of the College of Business. “This generous gift from Gulf Winds will enhance the Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy’s efforts to provide financial literacy instruction to members of the University and community.”

Housed in the College of Business, the Maygarden Center aims to increase awareness of and access to effective financial education. The Center collaborates with successful providers of financial education to provide a pathway to competency in financial literacy. The Center offers various learning opportunities including workshops, seminars, and a speaker series. For more information about the Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy, visit uwf.edu/financialliterracy.

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation was started in January 2021 with the mission to, “create a sustainable funding source for community organizations that provide services for youth, seniors, basic needs and financial education.” This donation marks a key step forward to providing financial education resources to Gulf Winds Credit Union members and the public.

“The Foundation is proud to support the Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy,” said Kurt Stenerson, the President of the Gulf Winds Cares Foundation. “Gulf Winds believes in the value of financial education. We are committed to providing resources to help people make good financial decisions and live their best financial life.”

About Gulf Winds Cares Foundation: The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation was established in 2020 with the mission to, “create a sustainable funding source for community organizations that provide services for youth, seniors, basic needs and financial education.” The Foundation provides annual donations that can be depended on year-after-year, to help funded partners create sustainable programmatic results. Funding for the foundation comes from Gulf Winds Credit Union, who offers products and services that empowers members to live their best financial life. Learn more at GoGulfWinds.com/Foundation


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