On January 22, 2020, Education First hosted our 5th annual We're Paying It Forward luncheon, where we distributed over $50,000 donations to administrators from 136 schools our Southeast Texas community.
The donations are derived from our We're Paying It Forward program, which was started in 2014 as a way to allow our members to be directly involved with our support of education in their local community. Through this program, when a member borrows from us, Education First directs a portion of the loan proceeds to the school of their choice. Each January, we host a luncheon to present these schools with their checks.
The event has tripled in size over the last five years, and we are proud to have provided over $200,000 in unrestricted funding to local schools.
Thank YOU for helping us pay it forward!
Here are some highlights from the event. Click here to see the entire album!