How are the recipients of the funds selected?
At the beginning of each year, LGE Community Credit Union employees are asked to submit suggestions for the organizations to donate to that year as Tier 2 charities. The organizations are required to be within the credit union’s service area (Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee, and Fulton Counties). Employees are then able to vote on the various organizations and the organizations with the most votes will be selected for the fiscal year to be included with the permanent Tier 1 Charities to receive the majority of the funds raised, with a minimum of one organization per County serviced.
At the end of the year, LGE employees are again polled for suggestions of other organizations or families in need of help. The Foundation Board of Directors reviews these suggestions and selects the recipients of the remaining funds raised.
What are there different Tiers for the charities?
Tier 1 Charities are "permanent" charities that the will receive funds from the LGE Foundation each year. These charities were adopted after a vote from the employees of LGE Community Credit Union.
Tier 2 Charities are voted on annually by the employees of LGE Community Credit Union.