Y-12 Federal Credit Union (Y-12 FCU) presented two checks for contributions totaling $16,500 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley Monday at the Haslam Family Club University on Caswell Avenue. One check was for $6,500 raised in partnership with several area dealerships during an auto loan promotion last fall, and the other check was an Our Kids, Our Future Campaign gift of $10,000, which is the first installment of a five-year total pledge of $50,000. Club members joined the presentation to present thank you cards to Y-12 FCU and representatives from three auto dealerships including Fox Toyota, Ray Varner Ford and Auto Solutions.


The $50,000 pledge was made to help Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley reach a $15.5 million goal to build a 54,000-square-foot multipurpose facility as Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s primary hub, invest in technology upgrades at all 19 Clubs and increase the number of youth served by the Clubs to 7,500 annually. The facility, which will include a pool, gymnasium, teen center, technology center, medical clinic and administrative offices, is slated for completion by summer of this year. Following the check presentation, all guests were invited to tour the new facility.


The basis for the auto loan promotion was that Y-12 Federal Credit Union and participating auto dealers in its lending network would share in a contribution to the Boys & Girls Clubs for each vehicle sold over the course of 60 days, between September 1st and October 31st, 2015. Approximately 50 auto dealers participated in the promotion.


“The new building at Caswell Avenue will help us serve more kids, more often, in a more meaningful way,” said Chief Development Officer Scott Bacon. “We are so excited about this new relationship with the folks at Y-12 Federal Credit Union. They totally believe in the work we do, and they keep asking us what else they can do to help our kids.”


“Y-12 Federal Credit Union is committed to enriching the communities we serve.  The opportunity to help young boys and girls of east Tennessee to learn, grow, and be nurtured by the wonderful staffs at our local clubs is something that thrills us personally and delivers on the promises of our financial cooperative to improve the lives of all that we serve,” said Mark Ziegler, CEO of Y-12 Federal Credit Union.


The check presentation was part of a week-long celebration of national Boys & Girls Club Week, which is designed to highlight how Boys & Girls Clubs create great futures for America’s youth by providing caring guidance and fun, engaging programs that encourage kids to learn, inspire kids to lead and motivate kids to be healthy.