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Peach State Federal Credit Union Donates $2,500 to Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation


Pictured (left to right): Dr. Debra Harden, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) Board Secretary; Wendy Cooper, OCAF Executive Director; Develon Davis, Business Development Executive for Peach State FCU; and Ryan Hawk, Executive Director of Business Development and Community Outreach for Peach State FCU.


WATKINSVILLE, GA (September 16, 2021) – The Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has donated $2,500 to the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). The contribution will support OCAF’s mission to promote cultural arts and artists, and provide art education to the citizens of Oconee County and the northeast Georgia area.

“We’re so grateful for Peach State’s partnership as well as their understanding of the importance of art to the vibrancy and well-being of our community,” said, Dr. Cyndee Perdue Moore, Chair of the OCAF Board of Directors. “This donation will be put to use immediately to help underwrite the costs of bringing quality exhibitions and programs to OCAF and Oconee County in the months ahead.”

The organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity with a vision to inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through visual arts exhibitions, art education, cultural events, and community collaborations.

“The C.A.R.E.S. Foundation is committed to helping our members and communities continue to grow through contributions like these,” said Demitra Houlis, President of the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. “Education and the arts are crucial to the ongoing development of our communities, and we are proud to support OCAF on their mission to provide access to both.”

To learn more about how OCAF is working to promote the arts in their community, please visit https://ocaf.com/.

About the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation

Peach State Federal Credit Union’s passion for helping their members and community guided them to create the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. The Foundation is funded by the credit union’s VISA® Debit Card program and private donors. Since the inception of the Peach State C.A.R.E.S. VISA® Debit Card program in July 2019, Peach State has donated more than $1.3 million to charitable organizations, school systems and the arts in the communities that we serve. The C.A.R.E.S. program was created to put these contributions on a sustainable path for the future. To learn more about how Peach State cares, visit https://www.peachstatefcu.org/Stories/Peach-State-CARES. Peach State is a $752 million not-for-profit financial cooperative that serves more than 72,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina with a mission to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information about products and services, visit www.peachstatefcu.org.

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