TCT Federal Credit Union Plays it Forward with instruments, donation for Stillwater students

Jeannie Dickinson from TCT and Patti Morris with instruments and check

Stillwater students now have a half dozen more instruments they can use to play, learn and practice music, thanks to TCT Federal Credit Union’s “Playing it Forward” program.

In late August, TCT Federal Credit Union Community Relations Manager Jeannie Dickinson presented Stillwater Superintendent Patti Morris with two guitars, a flute, two trumpets and a cornet, along with a cash donation, at the credit union’s Stillwater branch.

During the summer, TCT branches accepted donations of unused musical instruments, cases and music stands that could benefit students in Stillwater and Cambridge central school districts.

“By hosting an instrument drive, we hope to provide each music program student with their own instrument to possess on and off campus,” TCT’s Dickinson said about the “Playing it Forward” program.

“This will allow a student to take their instrument home to practice and the opportunity to develop their skills can expand beyond class. Our goal is to provide a variety of instruments to provide both school districts with an expanded inventory.”

TCT Federal Credit Union was founded in 1959 by a small group of teachers and school staff who wanted to pool their savings together to loan each other money when banks would not. Today, TCT serves 14,000 members and has $277 million in assets. Stillwater and Cambridge students and staff are eligible members.