By Courtney Bondar Multimedia Journalist Published Oct 11, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Financial literacy is a crucial aspect that’s sometimes overlooked in local communities. To help in educating residents about their financials and how to achieve their financial goals, Educators Credit Union has partnered with Bucks NBA champion Bobby Portis to provide free educational tools, programs and community support for students in southeastern Wisconsin. 

“We are excited to partner with Bobby, who is a gifted athlete and has a heart of generosity,” said CEO and President of Educators Credit Union Linda Hoover, in a release. “Educators Credit Union is about supporting our members and giving back to local communities, and we couldn’t think of a better partner to help tell our story than Bobby Portis.”

As a part of the partnership, Educators Credit Union will offer a digital academy, student scholarships, webinars, workshops, financial tools, calculators and other educational resources. 

“The support that people throughout Wisconsin have given me means the world, so it was important that I partner with an organization that supports them,” Portis said, in the release. “Educators Credit Union’s mission to serve its members and help them reach their financial goals is a purpose I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of.” 

Portis is passionate about giving back to the community by partnering with organizations like Educators Credit Union and through the Bobby Portis Foundation. Portis endured hardships first-hand with his family, moving 18 times by the time he finished high school and his mother working to make sure he and his siblings had the financial and educational support they needed growing up. 

“Giving back to the local community is everything to me, and it’s everything to Educators Credit Union,” said Portis. “It fuels me, and it fuels Educators; it’s in our DNA. We understand that the people are the purpose, not the profits.”

Throughout the past three years, Educators Credit Union has donated more than $1.8 million dollars to charitable organizations across Wisconsin. Plus, they also provide free financial literacy to over 25,000 students each year and $70,000 in scholarships. 

For more information about Educator Credit Union and Bobby Portis’ partnership as well as the financial education tools involved, click here

Courtney Bondar Multimedia Journalist

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