About Us

Georgia’s Own Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of Georgia’s Own Credit Union and was founded in 2016 as a way to deepen and amplify the outreach efforts of the organization.


Since 1934, Georgia’s Own Credit Union has been committed to the “people helping people” philosophy. We not only strive to serve our members’ financial needs, but to give back to our communities and empower local youth through financial assistance and volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to improve what matters by helping people get ahead, get involved, and own their future.

Georgia’s Own Foundation Board of Directors

Dave Preter, President
President & CEO, Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Kelley Garmon, Ph.D., Vice President
Chief Retail Officer, Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Eric Broome, Secretary
Chief Operations Officer, Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Teresa Martin, Treasurer
SVP Accounting, Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Cindy Boyles
Chief Administrative and Talent Officer, Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Ed Baker
Executive in Residence, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Chuck Dowdle
Sideline Reporter and Journalist, University of Georgia Athletics

Martha Baumgartner
Independent Non-Profit Organization Management Professional

Patti Dickey
Dickey Broadcasting Company
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