The Austin Gives awards recognize local business professionals and companies that model philanthropy through exceptional generosity and creation of a workplace culture of giving and volunteerism.
Greater Texas Credit Union received the Employee Engagement award in the large company category for its overall community service efforts, involving employees and members’ collective efforts to help others in the communities in which they live and work. Employees volunteered 1,000 hours supporting Austin non-profits, community, and civic organizations last year. The credit union also donated nearly $200,000 to various non-profits to help offer hope to others.
“It is an honor to be part of Greater Texas Credit Union, which is devoted to making a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Howard Baker, CEO of Greater Texas Credit Union. “This is what being a community financial cooperative is all about – people, helping people.”
Baker added, “We are extremely proud of our employees’ dedication to community service and for the leader of our Greater Good program, Rachel Bond. Rachel has been instrumental in motivating our employees and members to be involved in the community.”
Photo Caption: Rachel Bond, AVP Community Engagement & Public Relations at Greater Texas Credit Union is surrounded by colleagues after accepting the Austin Gives Employee Engagement award on behalf of the credit union. (front row: Tiffany Strange – AVP Learning and Development; Molly Daniels – SVP Chief Human Resources Officer; Stephanie Stout – VP Member Contact; Rachel Bond; and Marlo Major – Senior BSA Compliance Officer. Back row: Ken Gardner – AVP Human Resources; Kayvee Kondapalli – SVP – Chief Information Officer; Howard Baker – CEO; and Sidney Henderson – VP Marketing)
About Greater Texas Credit Union
Greater Texas Credit Union, founded in 1952, is a financial cooperative that emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism through its Greater Good initiative. Together with its subsidiary, Aggieland Credit Union – which serves the Brazos Valley – the credit union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. Greater Texas has locations in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.