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Giving Back is in Our Jeans

March 15, 2022

Gulf Winds and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) presented the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart with a donation for $10,662.

Building a Website with You in Mind

February 14, 2022

We're excited to introduce the new GoGulfWinds.com! Our new website provides an easier, more user-friendly experience backed by the same great service you know and love. 

Candidates for 2022 Board of Directors Election

January 24, 2022

Three positions on the Gulf Winds Board of Directors will be filled this year. Each nominee must meet certain qualifications, be a member in good standing, and be at least 18 years of age. An…

Gulf Winds Cares Foundation Pledges $75,000 to Junior Achievement

January 24, 2022

Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida (JA) announced that they have received a $75,000 pledge from the Gulf Winds Cares Foundation. This grant will support full programming at Lincoln Park…

President’s Message Winter 2022

January 3, 2022

As we move into another new year, I am reminded of how grateful I am for you — your membership, your support and your continued trust in us as your financial partner. I also want to extend my…

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation Commits $25,000 to support the University of West Florida’s Louis Maygarden Center

November 3, 2021

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation is gifting $25,000 over five years to the University of West Florida’s Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy. The gift will help the Center provide a series…

Remembering Our Friend and Board Member, Jim Taylor

October 31, 2021

It is with great sadness that Gulf Winds shares the news that our friend and board member, James “Jim” A. Taylor, Jr., passed away on October 31, 2021.

Gulf Winds Donates $15,000 Worth of Supplies for Hurricane Ida Relief

September 7, 2021

Gulf Winds Credit Union stands with our neighbors in the west during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Guided by the credit union philosophy of People Helping People, Gulf Winds has provided $15,000…

Chris Brooks Appointed Board Emeritus After 49 Years of Service

August 27, 2021

Chris Brooks was appointed to the role of Board Emeritus on July 19, 2021. Brooks transitions to Board Emeritus after 49 years on Gulf Winds’ Board of Directors.

Chris Rutledge Named CEO of the Year by National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions

August 24, 2021

Chris Rutledge, CEO/President of Gulf Winds Credit Union was chosen as CEO of the Year by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU). Rutledge and other winners in NAFCU’s…

Scholarship Recipients 2021

June 7, 2021

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation provided $20,000 in scholarships to four graduating high school seniors: Winfred Brittain, Noah Calvery, Jacob Greeson and Emma Ostrom. Each was awarded $5,000 to…



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