GTE Proudly Supports
Tighten the Drag Foundation
GTE Financial, a not-for-profit credit union, is proud to serve the greater Tampa Bay area through monthly charities, supported by our employees and members. In 2016, GTE Financial was awarded the Corporate Philanthropy Benefactor Award for our work in the community.
Supporting Our Community
Tighten the Drag Foundation is a local nonprofit organization that serves those that have suffered catastrophic spinal cord injuries, focused on providing a better quality of life through scholarships, recovery therapy and recreational therapy activities. Our very own Chief Operations Officer, Chad Burney, fell from 25 ft from a tree-stand while hunting with his 12 year old son. Chad was quadriplegic and broke his spine at the C4, C5 and C6 levels and had to undergo a complicated surgery to fuse the vertebrae back together using a metal plate. Today, he is walking but still lives with pain.
Donate with GTE's "Friends and Family" Transfers
Join us by giving to our charity of the month with *Friends & Family transfer. It's easy and 100% of your donations go to our local charity, which helps members and the communities we serve.
For those who are members, click on Friends & Family in GTE Online Banking, under the Payments tab to make your transfer today!
Log on to Online Banking to Donate
Here is how to donate in Online Banking:
- Select the account you are transferring from [your account from the dropdown list]
- Copy and paste the account number for whom you are sending funds to in the field 
- Type in the Last Name of the primary account number holder to whom you are sending funds [GTE Financial]
- Enter the amount of your donation [$XX.XX]
- Press submit
Donate with PayPal
If you are not a member, please click the button below to donate today to this incredible cause.
Please indicate the name of the charity in the "Note" section once on our PayPal page.
Donate at your nearest location
If you prefer to donate cash or by check, you can do so at any GTE Community Financial Center location.
*All donations will be sent to the Charitable Organization on behalf of the contributing party.
Charitable donation receipts will be sent to the donator by the Charitable Organization with 5-15 business days of the organization receiving donations.
The Charitable Organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable or not-for-profit organization, and such, this donation qualifies as a cash donation, subject to appropriate tax rules for deduction purposes. GTE FINANCIAL is not a taxing agency and does not give specific legal or tax advice on donations. Please seek the advice of your tax advisor or the IRS if you have any questions regarding this donation.
All inquiries or questions regarding your donation should be made to the Charitable Organization receiving the funds.
GTE FINANCIAL does not maintain information about your donation or share your personal information with the receiving Charitable Donation apart from the information necessary to send a donation receipt. No other personal or financial information is shared by GTE FINANCIAL to Charitable Organizations as part of this or any other program.
GTE FINANCIAL is not directly affiliated with the organization receiving donations.
GTE FINANCIAL does not represent or endorse the recipient organization and cannot be held responsible for the actions of said organization.