Community Impact

Getting Involved and Making a Difference!

GTE believes in “people helping people” and giving back to its community. Whether its helping college students; families in need of a dose of cheer and gifts during the holidays; individuals find reliable transportation; organizations racing for a cause and a cure—they all benefit from the unwavering support of GTE Financial. The credit union is proud to be a winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Benefactor of the Year award.

GTE has contributed more than $636,000 to nonprofits and charities last year, along with more than $51,000 in in-kind donations. GTE employees drive these fundraising efforts and donate their time, energy and resources. The cooperative is very active when it comes to giving back and understands that it’s important to be involved if you want to make a difference.

Community impact at a glance!

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GTE Financial employees helping keep Tampa Bay Beautiful keep Nuccio Parkway clean.

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2017 GTE scholarship recipients! 36 local students each received $2,500 to help with their academics.

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In April 2017, GTE Financial fundraised for the Campo Family YMCA in Bloomingdale. Our very own Chief Lending Officer, Dona Svehla, lead the fundraising team and more than $9,000 was raised to help support the nonprofit's Pediatric Cancer Survivor Program.

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Chad Burney, CIO of GTE Financial, supported the nonprofit organization Tighten the Drag in the month of March. Tighten the Drag Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports individuals who have suffered catastrophic spinal cord injuries through scholarships, rehabilitative therapy and recreational therapy activities. With the help of GTE employees, the credit union raised more than $15,000 for this charity!

SEGDS.PNGGTE Financial is a proud supporter of Southeastern Guide Dogs. A local nonprofit organization that offers canine development and behavioral research that will cultivate partnerships between visually impaired individuals or veterans. Mandy Zurbrick, Chief Marketing Officer for GTE Financial, with the support of the credit union, rasied in February $10,000 for the organization.