iQ Credit Union started much like the Foundation for VPS, with a schoolteacher’s shoebox and a handwritten ledger. Since 1940 they have grown to over 100,000 members at 16 branches. From the Foundation’s beginning, iQ has been a dedicated partner promoting student advancement by investing in our mission of getting kids to school happy, healthy and ready to learn. In addition to donations to the Foundation, iQ raises money for other nonprofits that improve children’s lives and works directly in schools to promote literacy and financial education. For the fifth year in a row, iQ Credit Union sponsored the Foundation for VPS Staff Campaign, donating $20,000 in matching funds.
“Making an impact is second nature at iQ Credit Union. Founded out of the generosity and future vision of Vancouver teachers, it’s our honor to continue giving back to educators and students through the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools each year,” shares Ali Migaki, Chief Retail Officer for iQ. “Founded by Vancouver teachers, we are proud to continue supporting educators through the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. Together with our high school Campus Branches, Read With Me Literacy program, classroom presentations and more, we are always here for our educators. These efforts shape the entire organization by attracting employees and members who share in our values of connecting with the community and making the Pacific Northwest a better place to live, work, and bank.”
The impact of iQ’s investment in youth through the Foundation for VPS is truly immeasurable, touching thousands of lives over the past 30 years.