Crystal Garrison, left, TLC’s marketing and community development manager; Birgitte Ryslinge, president of OCCC; Shannon Betanzo, TLC financial services supervisor; and Deb Dixon, TLC’s community engagement and education coordinator.

TLC, a Division of Fibre Federal Credit Union, has renewed its Communities First Program, a multi-year sponsorship for selected community colleges and hospitals within the seven Oregon and Washington counties it serves.

TLC places a high priority on supporting educational and health care-related services throughout its communities, and that mission developed into the Communities First Program in 2018. To date, the credit union has donated $87,000 to Communities First recipients, including four college foundations and eight hospital foundations.

With the renewal of the program from 2021 to 2023, TLC pledges to distribute another $87,000 to these community-centered foundations. One of the Communities First Program recipients is the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation. The 2021 donation will begin an annual TLC scholarship, awarded to an OCCC student with a focus on business courses.

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