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Vantage Kicks Off Teacher Appreciation Week with Donations and Dessert

Every year, the world comes together the first week in May to celebrate teachers for their hard work and dedication, and to reflect on the profound impact they have in educating and shaping the the future leaders of our country. In the spirit of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Vantage visited local high schools with cookie trays and a $500 donation to their district educational foundation or school scholarship program.

“Vantage Credit Union has served the educational community for over 60 years. We appreciate all teachers and the extraordinary work they do for their students every day in the classroom,” says Eric Acree, President & CEO of Vantage Credit Union. “Their dedication and passion is admirable, and we wanted to let them know that their credit union is grateful.”

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to recognize and applaud the hard work of these magnificent mentors who play a critical role in the lives of our children. While appreciation alone will not reduce the challenges teachers face, it will let them know their efforts do not go unnoticed. Vantage donated a total of $4,000 to enhance the educational opportunities for students across the St. Louis area.

The schools visited and donations made were: Festus High School, Festus R-6 Scholarship Foundation, Fort Zumwalt North High School, Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation; Francis Howell North High School, Francis Howell School District Foundation; Hazelwood Central High School, Hazelwood East High School, and Hazelwood West High School, Hazelwood School District Foundation; Holt High School, Wentzville Education Foundation; Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood High School Teacher to Teacher Scholarship; Ladue High School; Lafayette High School; Oakville High School; Parkway North High School, Parkway North PTO Viking Pride Fundraiser (scholarship program); and Pattonville High School, Pattonville Education Foundation.