Fort Knox Federal supports ‘back to school’ events


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Courtesy photo Fort Knox Federal Leitchfield Branch Manager Heidi Baldwin greets a Grayson County Schools (GCS) staff member during the Board of Education’s Employee Benefits Fair held Aug. 7. Along with learning about Credit Union membership, an employee benefit for GCS staff, visitors to the booth could also register to win a hand-made, decorative door wreath. The benefits fair was part of “back to school” preparations in Grayson County.


With summer coming to a close, thousands of school children are headed back to class, and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has supported kick-off events for faculties and staffs of several public school systems.

Fort Knox Federal supported the Grayson County Board of Education Employee Benefits Fair held Aug. 7 and the Campbellsville Board of Education teacher and staff orientation day on Aug. 4. The Credit Union was the luncheon sponsor for the LaRue County School Staff Back to School Day on Aug. 3. School employees often have an opportunity to review benefits at these events, one of which is eligibility for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union membership.

Similarly, the Credit Union provided door prizes for the recent Hardin County Schools Family Fun Day kick-off picnic to help school employees focus on the start of the school year.

“We are thankful that our community partners assist us in events like our HCS Family Fun Day,” said Hardin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Nannette Johnston. “This day is set aside to thank our staff members and their families for the hard work they do for our students throughout the year. We don’t spend one cent of district money on this event. Our community has always generously donated supplies and door prizes to make HCS Family Fun Day extra special. Thank you, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, for always supporting HCS Family Fun Day.”

In addition to providing financial services to employees, Fort Knox Federal also provides a wealth of financial education opportunities for employees, parents and students alike.

For example, Leitchfield Branch staffers taught valuable life lessons to third-graders at Wilkey Elementary School in handling money in an after-school financial education class. Last school year, about 12 to 17 Wilkey students stayed after classes for a semester for this extracurricular course sponsored by Fort Knox Federal that taught them how to identify currency denominations along with other financial lessons and educational games, such as bingo, with financial undertones.

“The class is a fun way for students to begin to learn about handling money which is an important life skill,” said Jennifer Stikeleather, counselor at Wilkey Elementary. “The volunteers from Fort Knox Federal who teach the class make [it] both interesting and informative at the same time.”

“Our motto of ‘People Helping People’ is more than just a slogan sewn onto our employees’ shirts or displayed on our branches,” said Ray Springsteen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Knox Federal. “‘People Helping People’ is the reason Fort Knox Federal exists, and we are dedicated to serving members, not only during times of immediate need, but for the long haul. We are here to help improve the financial lives of our members.”

Fort Knox Federal, with $1.2 billion in assets, continues to be one of most financially sound credit unions in the country with an “A+” or “Excellent” rating from Weiss Ratings, the nation’s leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of financial services companies, mutual funds and stocks. Fort Knox Federal also has been awarded BAUER FINANCIAL’s highest 5-star SUPERIOR rating for safety for 23 consecutive years. These ratings recognize Fort Knox Federal’s excellent financial stability for its members, vendors and employees.

Fort Knox Federal serves nearly 87,000 members and operates 15 branches throughout central Kentucky with new branches recently opening in Shepherdsville,Valley Station and Bardstown. Other Fort Knox Federal branches are conveniently located in Campbellsville, Danville, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, Hodgenville, Leitchfield and Radcliff.

Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial service cooperative and is insured by NCUA for individual deposits up to $250,000 per share account with unlimited insurance coverage on checking accounts.

Courtesy photo Fort Knox Federal Leitchfield Branch Manager Heidi Baldwin greets a Grayson County Schools (GCS) staff member during the Board of Education’s Employee Benefits Fair held Aug. 7. Along with learning about Credit Union membership, an employee benefit for GCS staff, visitors to the booth could also register to win a hand-made, decorative door wreath. The benefits fair was part of “back to school” preparations in Grayson County.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_GraysonCoSchoolsEvent1.jpgCourtesy photo Fort Knox Federal Leitchfield Branch Manager Heidi Baldwin greets a Grayson County Schools (GCS) staff member during the Board of Education’s Employee Benefits Fair held Aug. 7. Along with learning about Credit Union membership, an employee benefit for GCS staff, visitors to the booth could also register to win a hand-made, decorative door wreath. The benefits fair was part of “back to school” preparations in Grayson County.

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