Georgia;s Own Foundation

About Us

Georgia’s Own Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of Georgia’s Own Credit Union and serves the community through funds raised and hours volunteered for organizations providing healthcare and educational benefits for children. A natural extension of the Credit Union’s tradition of goodwill, our 501(c)(3) aims to deepen our impact within the communities we serve and we’d love for you to join us!


Since 1934, Georgia’s Own Credit Union has been committed to our “people helping people” philosophy. We not only strive to serve our members’ financial needs, but to give back to our communities through financial assistance and volunteer hours. Our vision is: Improving things that matter.


Georgia’s Own Foundation, Inc. only grants funds to nonprofit organizations that operate programs that meet our community involvement objectives. Our mission statement is: The mission of Georgia’s Own Foundation is to implement the Credit Union’s “people helping people” philosophy by raising funds and supporting programs that help people get ahead, get involved, and own their future.


Georgia’s Own Foundation Board Members

We’re honored to have the following individuals serve on the Georgia’s Own Foundation Board of Directors:

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

Kelly 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 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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