People Helping People
The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation was founded in January 2021 to formalize the longstanding charitable efforts of Gulf Winds Credit Union. The Foundation’s mission is to create a sustainable funding source for community organizations that provide elder services, youth services, basic needs and financial education. Our giving philosophy is to provide annual donations that can be depended on year-after-year, to help funded partners create sustainable programmatic results.
Gulf Winds understands the rising cost of continued education and wants to help our members and the children of members with those expenses by offering four scholarships worth $5,000 each, every year. The 2022 scholarship application is now closed. We will be announcing the recipients soon!
Board of Directors
The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation is made up of dedicated Credit Union professionals and volunteers who are responsible for the decisions, activities and resources of the community-focused organization:
- Kurt Stenerson, President
- Lee Ann Allen, Vice President
- Mylene Kaibigan, Treasurer
- Vanessa Rodgers, Secretary
- Frank Giammaria, Director
- Kiersten Lee, Director
- Wendi Vowell, Director