Twice a year, City & County Credit Union hosts Making the Greater Good Even Greater. Small businesses and non-profits doing good in our community are nominated for a chance to win $2,000. Take a peek below at our winning organizations making a difference in our community.
Fall 2020 Non-Profit Winner
In 2014, a group of childhood friends and teammates came up with an idea to give back to the community and pay it forward. They hosted a street soccer tournament to raise a couple thousand dollars to help a few students pay for college. In a few short years, that conversation turned an idea into a soccer driven educational charity called “SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation.”
The purpose of the SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation is to raise and distribute money to support those who have been impacted by soccer in a positive manner with access to opportunities that were once limited by financial circumstances, resources that can help guide them, and spaces to play, learn and develop.
“These funds will be used to bolster the number of financial opportunities SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation is able to provide young adults to offset the rising costs of college. The scholarship programs are our core work, and with this additional financial support from Greater Good, our organization is able to extend additional financial aid to those in need.”
Van Hong, SPAM FC Scholarship Foundation President
Fall 2020 Small Business Winner
Event planning can be fun and exciting, but it can also be time-consuming and stressful. With Highly Favored Events LLC, stress-free planning begins now.
Their goal is to make your special occasion a perfect reflection of your style and they will work with you to turn your vision into reality. Highly Favored Events, LLC specializes in corporate and non-profit galas but also have experience in local and destination weddings, meetings, conferences, networking socials, incentive trips, reunions, parties, and much more. No matter how big or small, they will embrace the details so that you don't have to!
“Highly Favored Events, LLC plans to use the funds received to improve its programming meant to inspire and empower women and girls of color to love who they are. For four years, we have been able to produce the Shades of Beauty Expo to further this mission. The Shades of Beauty Expo has a five-fold goal: Celebrate the essence of women of color; Inspire attendees by providing opportunities to learn techniques for better general health and styling techniques; Empower women to love who they are and provide information about available products and resources tailored to their unique health care and cosmetic needs; Educate women on strategies for self-care through healthy eating, physical fitness, regular doctor visits, and more; and Support small, woman, and minority owned businesses by helping to increase their visibility and reach in the community.”
Sherryln Thompson, Owner/Chief Events Officer of Highly Favored Events, LLC