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Credit Union of America to Sponsor Gooding Financial Literacy Concert Tour

Wednesday, September 25, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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CONTACTS:
Kristin Smet, Youth & Education Coordinator, (316) 265-3272, ext. 157
Glenda Burkett,  Vice President, Marketing, (316) 265-3272, ext. 139

Wichita, KS- Credit Union of America is sponsoring the GOODING Financial Literacy Concert Tour at five area schools this fall.

Gooding started working on financial literacy with Quincy Jones' "Operation Hope" with the message of "making smart sexy again". After speaking to students around the Los Angeles area he decided to help bring the message back to his hometown of Wichita, KS.

Gooding will perform his music at these private shows and give a presentation explaining how his success is tied to his ability to make smart financial decisions.

For more information on show times and press accessibility please contact Kristin Smet.
  • Sep 24- Southeast High School
  • Sep 26- West High School
  • Sep 30- Wilbur Middle School
  • Oct 1- Marshall Middle School
  • Oct 2- North High School
"We look forward to sponsoring GOODING’s fall tour as we’ve had a great response from the community partnering with the band in the past. GOODING does a phenomenal job of reaching out to local students about making smart financial decisions through their music and their story.”
–Kristin Smet, Youth and Education Coordinator for Credit Union of America

Credit Union of America, originally started by USD 259 teachers, has demonstrated a strong commitment to financial literacy and is looking forward to providing a relevant and exciting way for students to learn about money. To learn more about the concert tour and CUA’s financial literacy efforts, visit our website cuofamerica.com.

Credit Union of America currently has 12 retail locations in Kansas. CUA’s field of membership includes those employed in education across the state of Kansas, and is available to any individual living or working in eighteen Kansas counties. CUA has over 54,000 members at locations in Wichita, Derby, Goddard and Great Bend.

Established in 1935, CUA is a full consumer-service financial cooperative providing low-cost checking, savings, investments, and loan services; and small business services. As of August 30, 2013 CUA assets total $532 million and loans total $404 million. CUA is member owned and operated. CUA’s deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. Government Agency. CUA is an Equal Housing Lender and Equal Opportunity Employer.