Dearborn Education Foundation Chairman Brian Mosallam (left) and DEF Executive Director Eddie Fakhoury (right) receive a $10,000 check from DFCU Financial President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Shobe (second from left) and branch manager Caryn Solferino, also a DEF Board member.
DEARBORN — DFCU Financial recently donated $10,000 to the Dearborn Education Foundation.
A longtime financial supporter, DFCU Financial also has increased its commitment to helping the foundation through a greater involvement of employees as volunteers at Foundation events.
“We believe in the foundation and the support it provides to the community’s public education system,” said Caryn Solferino, DFCU branch manager.
She is a recent example of how DFCU volunteers are stepping up to help Dearborn’s public schools. Solferino is not only a foundation board member but also was chairwoman for the foundation’s annual Mardi Gras event in March.
“Having DFCU invest in the efforts of the foundation is a clear message that the foundation is very important to the community and it should be supported” DEF Chairman Brian Mosallam said. There is a unique value in our city when a local business finds a way to help at a time when it’s most difficult.”
“Teacher requests for technology-related grants are at their highest and the donation from DFCU will go a long way in meeting those needs,” DEF Executive Eddie Fakhoury said. “Teachers will now have the resources to purchase a variety of teaching tools used in the classroom.”