As a credit union, part of Langley's mission involves continued support for a variety of charitable causes within the communities where we do business. Last year, Langley invested over $400,000 back in the community.
Langley AVP of Corporate Relations Gary Hunter and Mariners' Museum Manager of Student Programs Wisteria Perry.
Langley Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to The Mariners' Museum. The funds will be used to update the Age of Exploration program. The program is one of the Museum's most requested and will align with the new social studies standards of learning that officially become effective in Fall 2018.
To ensure that we are aligned with the new 2018 standards, we will need to completely overhaul the program and props that are currently in place. To accomplish this and demonstrate how we are all connected to each other through the world's water, the Education department will be creating several different versions of this topic based on grade levels—3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th. This donation will help make this program bigger and better for students.
For more than 80 years, the history of the ocean and its relationship with the development of world cultures has been told and displayed in one of the largest, and most comprehensive, maritime museums in the world. For more information visit marinersmuseum.org.
Virginia Supportive Housing
Langley AVP of Corporate Relations Gary Hunter poses with VA Supportive Housing Major Gifts Officer, Arden Reed.
Langley donated $10,000 to Virginia Supportive Housing to provide affordable housing and supportive services for those who are homeless in Hampton Roads. The services include primary healthcare, helping to secure income, case management and counseling, skills building, substance abuse and more.
As a result of our dual focus on affordable housing and supportive services, more than 97% of those we serve do not return to homelessness. We are grateful for the many partnerships in the community, like Langley, who support and believe in our mission to end homelessness in Hampton Roads.
Jean M. Yokum College Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement
(Left-Right) Langley President/CEO Tom Ryan, Corbin Hawk, Christine Kemmerly, Alyssa Costello, Christine Siu and Langley Board Chairman R. Lester Wingrove, Jr.
Langley Federal Credit Union presented four deserving young members with the Jean M. Yokum $5,000 College Scholarship award for academic achievement. The four winners are Alyssa Costello, Corbin Hawk, Christine Kemmerly and Christine Siu. The four recipients were selected from 92 applicants competing for the award this year.
Alyssa Costello graduated from York High School and plans to attend William & Mary, where she will study Pre-med.
Corbin Hawk graduated from Menchville High School where she plans to pursue a career in Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Christine Kemmerly graduated from Maggie L Walker Governor's School. She will attend Miami University, Oxford where she plans to pursue a degree in Zoology.
Christine Siu graduated from Poquoson High School and will attend the University of Virginia. She plans to pursue a degree in Chemistry and Pre-med.
The Jean M. Yokum College Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants who are members of Langley's Constellation Club. The club is designed for youth through the age of 18 and provides a tool for parents to teach their children the importance of financial responsibility.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula (BBBSGVP)
Langley VP of Commercial Lending Natasha Merz (L) poses with BBBSGVP CEO Ayanna King (R)
Langley donated $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula (BBBSGVP) for support of their youth mentoring programs. The organization provides positive role models for children to identify with and emulate, which then encourages them to do better socially and in school.
The success of our programs depend on the support received by our community partners such as Langley. Based on our annual evaluations, 94% of our youth have improved their social-emotional competence by having a mentor in their life, 98% have avoided risky behavior and 85% have improved their educational success.
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD)
Langley AVP of Corporate Relations Gary Hunter poses with the CHKD child abuse program team.
Langley donated $5,000 to support the child abuse program at CHKD. The program provides assessment and treatment services for children throughout greater Hampton Roads and outlying areas who are suspected of being abused or neglected. CHKD's child abuse program is nationally respected in the field of child abuse identification and treatment, and is one of the first in the nation accredited to train pediatricians to specialize in child abuse.
The donation from Langley will help the CHKD child abuse program continue to provide services to some of the most fragile and vulnerable children throughout our community – those who are abused and neglected.
Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA
Langley VP of Marketing Fred Hagerman and YMCA Director of Association Advancement Leslie Bryant.
The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA received $10,000 from Langley for support of their Summer Learning Loss Prevention initiative and Bright Beginnings back to school event. The donation will help provide scholarships for 100 children to attend a 10 week day camp and participate in the YMCA's Bright Beginnings back to school event at the end of the summer.
The Summer Learning Loss Prevention Initiative is designed to weave reading and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) together with fun activities in a seamless manner so that campers will work on improving their academic. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that children are entering back to school with the confidence to take on new challenges, the social skills to function productively in large groups, and develop an excitement for learning.
Langley Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000 to HRCAP Program
Langley Federal Credit Union presented a $10,000 check to Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) for support of their programs and services that address the needs of the community such as Head Start/Early Head Start, homeless services, affordable housing and housing counseling services, and assistance for veteran families, to name a few.
Photo: (Left to Right) Langley VP/CIO Frank Williams, HRCAP Executive Director Edith White, Chairperson Angela Futrell, and Langley AVP of Corporate Relations Gary Hunter.
Langley Donates $11,000 to Domestic Violence Agencies
Langley donated $5,500 each to Avalon Center for Women & Children and Transitions Family Violence Services. The funds will be used to provide emergency shelter, services and programs for victims of domestic violence in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County and Williamsburg. Avalon and Transitions work to end domestic violence by breaking the cycle of abuse through prevention, education, shelter and support services on the Virginia Peninsula.
Photo: (Left to Right) Glenda Turner, Avalon Board Member and Busch Gardens Marketing Manager, Gary Hunter, Langley AVP of Corporate Relations; & Sanu Dieng, Transitions Executive Director.
Langley Donates $5,000 to Space Center
Langley donated $5,000 to the Virginia Air & Space Center located in Hampton, VA. The contribution will be used for the Center's STEM and other educational programs. Over 55,000 students from all over Hampton Roads have visited the Museum throughout the year. The Center will continue to work with students across Hampton Roads through their Opportunity Program and research study, STEM 360.
Photo: VA Air & Space Center's Jessica Woodyard and Langley's Gary Hunter
Langley Donates $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia
Langley presented a $10,000 check to the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Southeast Virginia serves over 3,000 youth with 11 Clubs located in the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Exmore, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Franklin.
Langley Donates $10,000 to Support the Center for Child & Family Services
Langley donated $10,000 to the Center for Child & Family Services, Inc. (CCFS). CCFS has been providing counseling and support services to the Virginia Peninsula since 1943, with offices located in Hampton and Williamsburg.