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Bill Cheney — Putting 'Schools First'

November 2014

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union was founded more than 80 years ago with a commitment to serving the unique financial needs of school employees.

Through the years, the credit union's support of Southern California's educational community has helped hundreds of thousands of school employees and their families build their financial futures, including those within the Cal State Fullerton family.

Since 1994, SchoolsFirst FCU has served as a major benefactor and source of support for CSUF programs in nearly every college at Cal State Fullerton. Most recently, the credit union followed a 2009 six-figure pledge with a $500,000 naming gift benefiting the College of Education's SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking.

"As a credit union that serves school employees, it's a pleasure to work with Cal State Fullerton to support teacher development and advancing education for all," says Bill Cheney, president and CEO of SchoolsFirst. "We applaud the University's dedication to innovative professional development for educators — a model that will help build tomorrow's educators and leaders. We are pleased that our support will have a direct impact on thousands of students and their teachers through the transformative programs the college provides. And we look forward to celebrating many future successes together."

For more information about how to support the College of Education, please contact Theresa Davis, associate vice president for college and program development, at 657-278-7642.

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