American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) continues its long-standing support of public schools in Connecticut with its donation of eight $1,000 grants to each of the school districts in its service areas. The $8,000 donation is being made through the American Eagle Donor Advised Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The eight public school systems receiving grants are: Bloomfield, Cromwell, East Hartford, Enfield, Manchester, Middletown, North Haven and Vernon.
“In these uncertain times, we want to make sure that students, their families, teachers and administrators know that American Eagle continues its education funding that is focused on making the classroom experience, whether in person or online, as valuable as possible,” said Dean Marchessault, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Financial Credit Union.
“We appreciate American Eagle’s generosity and continued support during these trying times,” said Joseph P. Macary, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools of the Town of Vernon.
“Thank you for the generous donation to the Enfield Public Schools. We appreciate the support American Eagle Financial Credit Union and the Hartford Foundation have provided us in the past and look forward to our continued partnership,” said Chris Drezek, Superintendent of Schools for Enfield Public Schools.
The grants from American Eagle will be used to help each school district purchase and provide classroom supplies to students and teachers during the 2020-2021 school year. The area of greatest need will be determined by each school district.