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New Books Headed to Stonehurst Hills Elementary School

By | January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When Stonehurst Hills teacher Wendy Graff learned about FMFCU Foundation's Teacher Mini-Grant program, she knew exactly what her students could use- new books.  Ms. Graff noted that some of her students are reading below grade level and she is determined to help them improve. FMFCU Foundation [...]

Garnet Valley Wins First Delco Hi-Q Contest of 2019

By | January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Delco Hi-Q’s 71st season resumed on January 4th at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Upper Darby played host to Garnet Valley and Academy of Notre Dame on the first week back from winter break. Notre Dame, not wanting to [...]

FMFCU Foundation Grant Will Bring Four Legged Pals to Prospect Park

By | December 21st, 2018|Academic Achievement, Charitable Giving, Charity, Credit Unions, Education, News|

FMFCU Foundation Executive Director, Rick Durante, presented another Teacher Mini-Grant check this week. Andrea Ricevuto, teacher at Prospect Park School in the Interboro School District, applied for an innovative grant to bring therapy dogs to her school. Ms. Ricevuto works with 75 [...]

Delco Hi-Q Round One Ends With Chichester, Springfield, and Garnet Valley Victories

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The first round of Delco Hi-Q competitions continued this week with teams battling for points in the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition. The week started with a trip to Radnor Township on December 10th where Valley Forge Military Academy [...]

Marple Newtown Biology Program Receives Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant

By | December 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The biology program at Marple Newtown High School received some help from Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation in the form of a Teacher Mini-Grant to fund an innovative program.  Biology, a difficult course for students filled with abstract processes, can be [...]

ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, HAVERFORD, DELAWARE COUNTY CHRISTIAN, AND BONNER-PRENDIE SCORE WINS IN THE FIRST WEEK OF DELCO HI-Q

By | December 9th, 2018|Academic Achievement, Activities, Education, HiQ|

Delco Hi-Q’s 71st season kicked off at Ridley High School on Monday December 3, 2018. Delaware County’s academic competition may have recently turned 70 but it has not shown any signs of aging! Archbishop John Carroll High School, Back [...]

Pennell Elementary Receives Mini-Grant

By | December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Pennell Elementary's Mini-Grant from FMFCU Foundation is anything but mini to Multiple Disabilities Support teacher Catherine Furia.  She and her team plan to make a big impact with the funds.  Our grant will provide alternative programs and materials to help students learn [...]

First Teacher Mini-Grant Awarded

By | December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Notre Dame de Lourdes School in Ridley Township is the first recipient of our Teacher Mini-Grant program. Ms. Kristy Dumont applied for a grant to expand their Life Science program for middle school students. Ms. Dumont (center with check), Father Devlin, Parish [...]

Delco Hi-Q Set to Start Season 71

By | November 27th, 2018|Academic Achievement, HiQ, Youth Achievement|

Delco Hi-Q, the oldest continuous academic quiz competition in the United States, is poised to begin its 71st consecutive season. The season kicks off when Ridley High School hosts Sun Valley and Archbishop Carroll High Schools on Monday, December 3rd. [...]