News from the College of Education & Human Development

A Classy Show of Support

April 20, 2009 in Philanthropy

Class Act Federal Credit Union has consistently demonstrated their support of education through scholarships and special program funding. They teach us just how much relationships really matter in education and our community. We are truly grateful at the College of Education and Human Development to Class Act Federal Credit Union for its ongoing support of the college’s education mission.

Paula Campbell and Lynn Heuther

On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, Class Act publicly recognized the CEHD and the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium with two checks for $2,000 each. The check presented on behalf of the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will help pay for the development of new educational science shows. The second $2,000 check given to the College of Education and Human Development will be added to the Class Act Federal Credit Union Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established two years ago.

The donations were made during Class Act’s annual board meeting to five local organizations or programs committed to improving and promoting the importance of education. In addition to the CEHD and the planetarium, the other groups that received a donation of $2,000 included Every1Reads, Family Scholar House, and Louisville Education and Employment Partnership.

Class Act’s President, Lynn Huether, says the credit union made a conscious choice to give back to organizations with a similar mission to improve lives through education. A percentage of Class Act Federal Credit Union’s 2008 operating budget was set aside specifically for the purpose of giving back to the community. Additional monies were generated through new member accounts and through fundraisers held by members, employees and volunteers.

Paula McGuffey and Lynn Heuther

“We gratefully thank Class Act for its generous support and applaud them for supporting the other organizations,” said Blake Haselton, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “These groups are part of the college’s partnership organizations and it is rewarding to see their efforts being acknowledged along with ours,” Haselton added.

The University of Louisville and Family Scholar House have worked together with the creation of the Gladys and Lewis “Sonny” Bass Louisville Scholar House Campus. Louisville Scholar House is a collaborative effort to help provide housing to single parents while helping them obtain a college education. The college also works closely with Jefferson County Public Schools on many initiatives, including Every1Reads.

Class Act has also sponsored many of the college’s events in the past, including providing support for receptions honoring past recipients of the Grawemeyer Awards in Education. Lynn Huether also volunteers her time on the community advisory board for the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.