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Voices for Children of Brazos Valley Receives $10,000 Gift from Aggieland Credit Union

Bryan-College Station, May 1, 2024Voices for Children of Brazos Valley (VFC) ended Child Abuse Awareness month on a high note, receiving a financial gift of $10,000 from Aggieland Credit Union.

The credit union, a long-time supporter of VFC, presented a check to Amy Faulkner, executive director of VFC, during the April 27 Texas A&M-Georgia baseball game.

The game marked the sixth annual Go to Bat for CASA night in which Aggieland Credit Union has donated money to VFC with the final amount based on the performance of the Aggie baseball team.

VFC trains and provides Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to represent children in cases of abuse and neglect. In 2023, VFC served nearly 300 children within a five-county region (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, and Leon counties).

“We are so grateful for Aggieland Credit Union,” said Faulkner. “The credit union’s support is integral to funding our work and the work of our CASA volunteers.”

Last year, CASA volunteers logged more than 7,400 hours of service and spent more than 640 hours of time in court proceedings advocating for children.

Faulkner added, “Sixty percent of our budget comes from community and individual supporters. Without the support of Aggieland Credit Union and others we would not be able to handle our growing number of cases.”

“There is no greater cause than helping children, especially those in tough circumstances,” said Jason McPhee, AVP Strategic Partnerships and University Relations at Aggieland Credit Union. “Together with the Aggie baseball team we are making a difference in the future of many children.”

About Aggieland Credit Union

Aggieland Credit Union was founded in 1985 by Aggies as a financial cooperative to support fellow Aggies and their families. The credit union is now a subsidiary of Austin-based Greater Texas Credit Union and emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism. Together with Greater Texas, Aggieland Credit Union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. The combined credit union has locations in Bryan-College Station, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Fort Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.

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Photo caption:

The CEO of Aggieland Credit Union Howard Baker presented a check for $10,000 to Amy Faulkner, Executive Director of Voices for Children, during the Texas A&M baseball game against Georgia. Pictures are (left to right) Kelly Gerland (CASA Volunteer & VFC Board Member); Howard Baker (CEO Aggieland Credit Union); Amy Faulkner (Executive Director for VFC); Tina Muth (Aggieland Credit Union); and Mark Tory (VFC Advocate of Year -2024)