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Georgia United Foundation to "Crash" Toney Elementary School

Updated: May 15, 2019

Georgia United Credit Union Foundation is excited to announce the award recipients of its sixth Annual School Crashers® program. A total of 10 schools across the state have been named to receive facility improvements over the summer, with Toney Elementary School in Decatur selected as top recipient.

Toney Elementary celebrates being named as the 2019 School Crashers® top award recipient. Principal Oliver Dean (center) and Special Education Teacher, Dr. Karen Dukes (far right) are pictured with students, faculty and Georgia United team members on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Located at 2701 Oakland Terrace, Toney Elementary is a Title I school that has educated generations of children in the surrounding community since 1952. Dr. Karen Dukes, special education teacher, nominated the school for a facility makeover.


This summer, community partners, Georgia United team members and community volunteers will unite to provide multiple facility improvements, both inside and outside the school, with special focus developing a courtyard classroom for the students.

In addition to the top award, five schools will receive small

er facility improvements, known as “mini-crashes” and four more schools will receive Mohawk® carpet grants.


Congratulations to all 10 recipients of the 2019 School Crashers program:



In the spring of 2019, Georgia United Foundation opened their School Crashers program nominations to all accredited K-12 schools in Georgia. Interested schools were asked to include a photograph along with a 250-word statement explaining why their school should receive a makeover. Since its inception, the School Crashers program has provided 33 school makeovers totaling over one-million dollars in improvements over the last five years.


About the Georgia United Foundation

Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded by way of corporate contributions and delivered through volunteerism from the credit union and community partners. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. Visit gucufoundation.org to learn more.


About Georgia United Credit Union Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over

$1.3 billion in assets, 163,000 members and 19 branch locations. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook at facebook.com/GeorgiaUnitedCU, Twitter @GAUnitedCU and Instagram @gucucares.

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