Throughout its history, Allegacy has had a steadfast commitment to helping people be their best through education. Since 2008, when we opened the state’s first Student-Run Credit Union, Allegacy has been the leader in promoting financial wellbeing within our school communities. Today, we have nine SRCU locations throughout Forsyth County where student volunteers gain practical work experience running the credit union at their schools each week. In the realm of higher education, we partner with local universities to offer financial education to help young adults build a solid financial foundation beyond graduation. During the pandemic, we were able to uphold our commitment to our partner schools and engage the students and staff virtually to keep financial education top of mind.
- Through a ten-year $2 million investment and partnership with the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character, helped the Wake Forest School of Business continue to deliver educational programs and tools that promote leadership development and ethical decision making.
- Supported SOAR (Spartan Orientation, Advising, & Registration) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro to help incoming students successfully transition into a new academic environment.
- Delivered financial education to student athletes at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro to help them navigate new NCAA rule changes
- Provided on-going direction, support, training, and membership opportunities for Allegacy’s nine Student-Run Credit Unions.
- Lent support to educators at area high schools and universities through virtual financial education classes and resources to promote financial health.
- Awarded three high school seniors the Allegacy Financial Wellbeing Scholarship, encouraging them to improve their own financial literacy and then educate their peers through the creation of short, informational videos on a given money topic.
- Fulfilled our five-year commitment to Project Impact, which provides critical funding to help close the achievement gap among students in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.
- Awarded $6,200 to eight recipients of the Mel Hughes Scholarship to fund their higher education at two-year and four-year institutions. The 2022 Scholarship Application is now open through February 2022.
- As part of the Yadkinville Grand Opening, launched a school supply drive.