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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 27, 2015
CONTACT: Media Relations

Press Release

FAIRWINDS Credit Union Presented with UCF Partnership Award

ORLANDO, FL – FAIRWINDS Credit Union was presented with the UCF Partnership Award in recognition of the credit union’s years of philanthropy, service, and commitment to the University of Central Florida. UCF President John C. Hitt recognized the credit union at the President’s Partnership Reception, an annual event honoring the philanthropic support provided by the UCF’s corporate partners.

For more than 20 years, FAIRWINDS has provided support to the University through a variety of endeavors and programs including scholarships, campus events, financial literacy courses, and academic positions. The credit union was a significant contributor to the construction of the on-campus FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, which has been open since 2004. In 2012, FAIRWINDS was selected as the Official Student Banking Services Provider for the University.


FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution headquartered in Central Florida, with assets of $2.2 billion, more than 182,400 members and over 510 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949. Anyone currently living, working, or operating a business in the following Florida counties: Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Sarasota can become a FAIRWINDS member. University of Central Florida students, faculty, staff, alumni are also eligible for membership, as well as members’ families living outside any of the eligible counties.