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Georgia United Foundation Awards $5,000 in Continuing Ed Scholarships to Georgia Educators

Apr 30, 2024

DULUTH, GA  - Georgia United Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union, announces the inaugural recipients of the Frank Thach Scholarship for educators.

Financial assistance ($500 each) is awarded to the following deserving Georgia educators who are pursuing advanced teaching or education degrees from an accredited university or college:

  • Antonio Green, a teacher at Crossroads Alternative School in Laurens County
  • Heather Lieberman, a teacher at FLEX Academy in DeKalb County
  • Jaszmyn Green, a teacher at Tara Elementary in Clarke County
  • Ira Andrews, the principal at Lakeside High in DeKalb County
  • Kelsea Furbish, a teacher at Denmark High in Forsyth County
  • Kelli Washington, a teacher at Livingston Elementary in Newton County
  • Kimberly Maughon, a teacher at Eastside High in Newton County
  • Shaelyn Sutton, a teacher at Dug Gap Elementary in Whitfield County
  • Michelle Cole, a teacher at Mt. Carmel Elementary in Henry County
  • Premalta Miller, a teacher at New Hope Elementary in Henry County

For more information about the scholarship recipients’ pursuit of advance degrees, go to:

Supporting education is one of the foundation’s cornerstones, and this new scholarship program pays homage to the credit union’s roots because Georgia United was founded in 1958 as the DeKalb County Teachers Federal Credit Union. Thach, the scholarship’s namesake, is vice chairman of Georgia United’s Board of Directors.

“As we introduce our latest initiative supporting educators in their pursuit of advanced degrees, we reaffirm our commitment to continuing education,” said Foundation Program Manager Haven Beavers. “Through these scholarships, we aim to foster excellence in teaching and enrich the learning experience for generations to come.” 

About Georgia United Foundation

Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities it serves through impactful programs funded through corporate contributions and delivered via volunteer efforts from team members and community partners. The foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering or donating, visit

 About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with more than $2 billion in assets and more than 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, Georgia United offers competitive products and services for