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Addition Financial Foundation Honors and Awards 13 Local Nonprofit Organizations at 2023 Community Giving Celebration
To celebrate the hard work and dedication of several local nonprofit organizations, the Addition Financial Foundation hosts its Community Giving Celebration.
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(October 4, 2023)

Orlando, Fla.

The spotlight shone brightly on a wide-ranging group of local nonprofit organizations during the Community Giving Celebration hosted by the Addition Financial Foundation. During the event on October 4 at Addition Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida, the Foundation donated $175,000 to organizations that benefit youth, education, underserved communities, economic development and more.


The Addition Financial Foundation launched in 2021 as the philanthropic arm of Addition Financial Credit Union. The Foundation’s mission is to foster empowerment in our community through financial education and charitable giving.

This year’s award recipients include:

A Gift for Teaching
Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida
Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida
Elevation Scholars Logo
Elevation Scholars
FUTURES Foundation Logo
FUTURES Foundation
Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka Logo
Habitat Seminole-Apopka
Inspire of Central Florida Logo
Inspire of Central Florida
National Entrepreneur Center
National Entrepreneur Center
New Vision for Independence Logo
New Vision for Independence
Orlando Family Stage Logo
Orlando Family Stage
Pet Rescue by Judy Logo
Pet Rescue by Judy
LGBT+ Center Orlando
The Greatest Investment Logo
The Greatest Investment Girls Empowerment Program
Vision of Flight Logo
Vision of Flight

Each nonprofit selected was nominated by an Addition Financial Credit Union team member.

“The Addition Financial Foundation exists for these types of opportunities to give back to the community through incredible organizations making a real difference in the lives of people in Central Florida, “said Cristina Lehman, Executive Director of the Addition Financial Foundation and emcee of this year’s event. “What has really been rewarding though, is building these relationships. Not only is the Foundation building a bridge to these nonprofits, but we’re bringing them together as a group to find new ways to achieve our missions and help those that need it most.”

The connections made during the event extended beyond the nonprofits honored. Local leaders from government, school districts and the business community, as well as members of the media also attended the breakfast and networking hour.
The Community Giving Celebration also featured a performance by the University of Central Florida steel drum band and special appearances by UCF’s Spirit Team and UCF’s popular mascot Knightro.

About Addition Financial:

Addition Financial believes in the power of transforming lives by bringing financial success and education to everyone. With a robust suite of financial services designed to meet members’ needs, the credit union serves more than 172,000 members at 26 full-service branches and 10 high school branches and is a part of the Presto! ATM network. Headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla., Addition Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with $2.8 billion in total assets. With a legacy of 86 years of serving educators and supporting education, Addition Financial is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the Addition Financial Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. Addition Financial is also the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College and the Preferred Credit Union for Valencia College.