Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Donates $50,000 to Gwinnett Tech Foundation

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Marshall Boutwell, president and CEO of Gwinnett Federal Credit Union, and Sharon Bartels, president of Gwinnett Technical College, (both seated, center) flanked by GTC students.

Gwinnett Federal Credit Union has pledged $50,000 to the Gwinnett Tech Foundation to fund student scholarships over the next ten years.

The gift from Gwinnett Federal Credit Union comes in celebration of its 50th anniversary and honors Gwinnett FCU”s longstanding relationship as the college”s credit union.

“As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, this financial commitment to Gwinnett Tech continues our tradition of supporting the educational systems that comprise the majority of our membership,” said Marshall Boutwell, president and CEO of Gwinnett Federal Credit Union. “Gwinnett Tech has been affiliated with Gwinnett Federal Credit Union since the college”s inception in 1984. This financial commitment is a tangible way for us to express our appreciation for all that Gwinnett Tech does in the community.”#

Mary Beth Byerly, executive director of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, said, “We are honored to receive this donation from Gwinnett Federal Credit Union and eager to realize the difference the scholarships will make in the lives of our students. In these economic times, it”s wonderful to be able to assist an increasing number of students as they pursue their academic and career goals.”#

Gwinnett Tech is among the nation”s fastest-growing two-year colleges, ranked 11th by Community College Week Magazine when compared to schools of similar size. GTC serves over 22,000 students annually in credit, adult education and continuing education classes.

Gwinnett Federal Credit Union is a $180 million credit union that serves more than 33,000 members in Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Jackson, Oconee and Walton counties. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Gwinnett Federal Credit Union”s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners.# For more information, visit

The Gwinnett Tech Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists for the sole purpose of helping Gwinnett Tech and its students succeed through financial support. At the college”s recent annual Awards Ceremony, the Foundation awarded more than 100 scholarships totaling $105,643 for academic excellence and achievement to Gwinnett Tech students.

GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less.# For more information, visit or call 770-962-7580.

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