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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 26, 2021
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Press Release

Mayor Demings’ Office Proclaims April as FAIRWINDS Foundation Financial Literacy Month

ORLANDO, FL – Mayor Jerry Demings has signed a proclamation establishing April as FAIRWINDS Foundation Financial Literacy Month. “The educational services and resources offered by FAIRWINDS Foundation and its non-profit partners have been a key factor in assisting our residents achieve financial stability during these unprecedented times,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.

FAIRWINDS Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the philanthropic arm of FAIRWINDS. “April is Financial Literacy Month and the perfect time to encourage individuals to take steps toward securing their financial futures,” said Elisha González, vice president of community relations and government affairs at FAIRWINDS and executive director of the FAIRWINDS Foundation. “We have a vision for inclusive prosperity and financial empowerment as we offer opportunities, with our grantee partner City Year Orlando, to learn how to save more, eliminate debt, build wealth, and live generously toward achieving financial freedom.”

"City Year believes that we have a role to play in the economic growth of our communities. As a double-bottom line nonprofit, City Year has a lasting effect not only on the students we serve, but also the AmeriCorps members who deliver our in-school model all day, every day, all year long," said City Year Orlando Executive Director Jared Billings. "We are so thankful FAIRWINDS Foundation understands this unique double-bottom line and has committed to increase financial literacy in our AmeriCorps members and the students we serve."

Roseann Harrington, Orange County Chief of Staff; Jared Billings, City Year Orlando Executive Director; Rebecca Watson, Orange County Public Schools Walker Middle School Principal; Larry Tobin, FAIRWINDS President and CEO; board of directors from the FAIRWINDS Foundation; and AmeriCorps leaders attended today’s event at Walker Middle School to celebrate the proclamation.

About FAIRWINDS Foundation
The FAIRWINDS Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to helping individuals achieve a path toward financial responsibility, security, and freedom, and inspiring them to transform the lives of others by living generously.

Through education, financial contribution, and volunteerism, the Foundation works with and supports organizations that align with its passion of improving lives through financial literacy. For more information, visit


FAIRWINDS Credit Union, led by President and CEO Larry Tobin, is headquartered in Orlando and is consistently ranked as one of the best financial institutions and employers in the region. Founded in 1949, the company has 619 employees. At FAIRWINDS, we want our members to achieve financial freedom. To do this we encourage our members to save more, eliminate debt, build wealth, and live generously, supporting them every step along the way. FAIRWINDS empowers members to pursue and achieve their personal and business goals by offering products and services that promote healthy spending and saving habits.