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

Pensacola, FL. — 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 of quarterly financial literacy workshops available for free to the community. The workshops will be in January, March, June and October of 2022. Further information about the workshops will be available when details are finalized. 

“It is always exciting when great community partners step up to meet one of the most pressing needs of our community,” said Dr. Richard Fountain, dean of the College of Business. “This generous gift from Gulf Winds will enhance the Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy’s efforts to provide financial literacy instruction to members of the University and community.”

Housed in the College of Business, the Maygarden Center aims to increase awareness of and access to effective financial education. The Center collaborates with successful providers of financial education to provide a pathway to competency in financial literacy. The Center offers various learning opportunities including workshops, seminars, and a speaker series. For more information about the Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy, visit uwf.edu/financialliterracy.

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation was started in January 2021 with the mission to, “create a sustainable funding source for community organizations that provide services for youth, seniors, basic needs and financial education.” This donation marks a key step forward to providing financial education resources to Gulf Winds Credit Union members and the public.  

“The Foundation is proud to support the Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy,” said Kurt Stenerson, the President of the Gulf Winds Cares Foundation. “Gulf Winds believes in the value of financial education. We are committed to providing resources to help people make good financial decisions and live their best financial life.”

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation commits $25,000 over the next five years to support the University of West Florida's Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy. The donation will fund financial literacy workshops available to the public beginning in January 2022.