We believe in giving back to our community. Alabama Teachers employees and volunteers work to provide credit union resources to consumers through financial education, event participation, and sponsorships. We are dedicated to the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" and are committed to our members as we all teach — and learn — together.

Some highlights of our community commitment include:

  • International Credit Union Day
  • First Friday, Downtown Gadsden
  • Centre Fall Festival and Kids Fun Run
  • Northeast Alabama Heart Walk - American Heart Association
  • Superman 5k
  • Kickoff Classic for the Kids Golf Tournament
  • Relay for Life
  • Noble Street Festival

Our Commitment

Alabama Teachers is happy to help non-profit groups and their fund raising efforts in communities surrounding our branch offices whenever possible. Because we have several offices in our communities, many requests are received each week. We ask that you follow our guidelines and provide us with advanced notice.

Donations Guidelines Request Form

Again, thank you for considering Alabama Teachers when planning your event. We appreciate opportunities to sponsor worthy causes throughout the communities that we serve. Good luck with your activities!

Alabama Antique Trail Sale

March 01, 2017 to March 31, 2017

Location: Montgomery, AL

Over 125 shops and malls in 69 Alabama towns will be participating in the Alabama Antique Trail Sale. Some stores will have selected items on sale. Other stores may have a percent off everything. The largest Antique Sale in the south! To find the location, hours, and type of store, go to: AlabamaAntiqueTrail.com. AlabamaAntiqueTrail.com was the original state of AntiqueTrail.com. It was started by an Alabama resident. There are now over 1200 stores in ten states.

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Birmingham Heart Ball

March 04, 2017

Location: Birmingham , AL

The 30th Annual American Heart Association Birmingham Heart Ball is an evening of celebrating our work and mission, our donors and volunteers, and most importantly – the lives saved and improved because of the American Heart Association’s mission. Last year’s Birmingham Heart Ball raised $1.3 million to fund lifesaving research and prevention programs in our community. The 2017 Honorees are Dr. and Mrs. Derrill and Cameron Crowe, founders of ProAssurance. To learn more visit BirminghamHeartBall.Heart.org and participate on social media using the hashtag #BhamHeartBall.

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Rappelling Adventure

March 04, 2017 to December 30, 2017

Location: Fort Payne , AL

Rappelling Adventure – Little River Canyon Area 4-hours Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama. No previous experience necessary. Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. (Private groups are subject to a 3-person minimum) Meet at True Adventure Sports $42.50/person

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WEIS Radio Spring Singing

March 10, 2017

Location: Centre, AL

Gospel Music Doors open @ 5 pm - Singing starts @ 6:30

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James and the Giant Peach, Jr

March 10, 2017 to March 19, 2017

Location: Gadsden , AL

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. The possibilities for creative costuming and puppetry abound, and young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters.

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Take a Hike: Waterfalls Tour & Easy Hike

March 18, 2017

Location: Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne, AL

Join JSU Field School and Desoto State Park staff on a tour exploring Little River Canyon National Preserve and Desoto State Park waterfalls. Easy to moderate hikes on rocky dirt trails. Will see some well-known waterfalls as well as some hidden treasures. Trip is dependent on water level. Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended). Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather. WEATHER: As with all outdoor events, if it's raining/stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please check with the park before leaving home. Please make every effort to arrive early or on time so that you do not hold up the group. Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017 Where: Little River Canyon and Desoto State Park. Meet at JSU’s Little River Canyon Center. Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (CST); JSU Van shuttle for tour; noon lunch at Desoto State Park Lodge (included in price) Fee: $25 per person; pre-registration is required by March 15, 2017 by calling 256-845-3548 or 256-782-8010

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Orange Beach Festival of Art

March 11, 2017 to March 12, 2017

Location: Orange Beach , AL

Two days of fine arts featuring visual, musical, performance and culinary. 100 fine artists showcase award winning art in a variety of mediums including clay, glass, oils, watercolor, jewelry, wood, photography and more. The Kids Art Alley presents high quality hands-on art projects for kids of all ages. Culinary presenters for 2017 are Cosmos/Cobalts, Shipps Harbour Grill, and Villagio Grill, among others. The music stage includes Roman Street, Three Bean Soup, Lisa Zanghi and Coconut Radio. The beautiful location on the shores of Wolf Bay will showcase the brand new 10,000 sq. ft. Coastal Arts Center gallery.

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Festival of Flowers

March 23, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Location: Mobile , AL

Savor Mobile's most "scentsational" experience!! The Festival of Flowers produced by the Providence Hospital Foundation will celebrate its 24th year with a blooming spectacle on March 23-26, 2017. This landmark event will showcase creative interpretations of landscape and architectural features unique to the Mobile area. "Local designers and gardeners have planned a stunning feast for the senses." Acknowledged as the largest outdoor flower and garden event on the Greater Gulf Coast, the Festival of Flowers is arrayed under tent and sky on the expansive campus of Providence Hospital. Over 300,000 square feet of exhibits enchant, entertain and educate visitors at a feast for all the senses. Some of the featured displays include Bellingrath Gardens and Home, floral design showcase and designer tablescapes. This is a true horticultural extravaganza not to be missed!

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AnniCon

March 25, 2017

Location: Anniston , AL

Celebrate spring Japanese style with manga and anime! Events include: over 50 vendors, martial arts demonstration, manga-style art contest/exhibit, Japanese calligraphy, cosplay contest, costume construction workshop, gaming, and special guest panels. Please see the website for additional info.

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NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

March 31, 2017 to April 01, 2017

Location: Huntsville , AL

NASA's engineering design challenge focuses on NASA’s current plans to explore planets, moons, asteroids and comets -- all members of the solar system family. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will be held March 30 - April 1, 2017, at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center. The challenge will focus on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in these different environments, and it will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.

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Alabama Chocolate Festival

April 01, 2017

Location: Rainbow City , AL

The Alabama Chocolate Festival will celebrate our 12th year in 2017! We are a family oriented festival with free admission, arts/crafts vendors, 3-3' chocolate fountains, egg toss contest, chocolate chug-a-lug contest, Chocolate Taste-Off and great entertainment. No coolers or pets. Bring your lawn chair and spend the day with us!!

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Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

April 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017

Location: Gadsden , AL

Call or visit website for exact dates and times. The Southeastern Plein Air Invitational features 15 professional plein air artists from Alabama and the Southeastern states, painting on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County/Northeast Alabama area. Visitors are invited to watch artists each day as they paint on location throughout the area. All paintings created during the Invitational will be on display at Gadsden Museum of Art. There is no admission fee to any of the venues, including the closing reception.

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Alabama Auto Show

April 06, 2017 to April 09, 2017

Location: Birmingham , AL

The Alabama Auto Show is a family fun event that allows consumers to shop upcoming model year domestic and import cars, light trucks, vans, SUVs, and Hybrid vehicles from automotive manufacturers around the world … under one roof. It is our goal to provide product education, feature comparisons, safety standards, and other points of interest to consumers.

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale

April 06, 2017 to April 09, 2017

Location: Mountain Brook, AL

More than 100,000 plants available for sale including trees, shrubs, roses, daylilies, ferns, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and more. Most plants have been nurtured by volunteers at The Gardens. This sale allows a unique opportunity, providing expert knowledge on the plants and by offering unique plants difficult to find in ordinary garden centers. And your purchase supports The Gardens and its many programs.

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Sunny King Criterium

April 08, 2017

Location: Anniston , AL

As a headline event of the Noble Street Festival, don't miss the Sunny King Criterium! A criterium-style bicycle race is like NASCAR on two wheels--with horsepower measured with legs and lungs, not gasoline engines. Join 5000 other adrenaline junkies and watch hundreds of international pro and domestic amateurs race bikes multiple laps around the .6-mile closed course on downtown streets. The pack of 100+ racers are mere inches apart as they take corners at high speeds and negotiate the course on closed streets. And did we tell you the "main event" pro race takes place after dark under the street lights? Don't miss this world class event, selected a Top 10 Event in Alabama and selected to be on USA Cycling's prestigious points series, the National Racing Calendar.

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Mountain Bike Tour

April 14, 2017

Location: Fort Payne , AL

Mtn Bike Tour – Little River Canyon 3 Hours A scenic mountain bike tour of Little River Canyon. This adventure is for those who love informative nature hikes but on wheels. $22/person if have bike $48.50/if renting bike

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Wine, Women, and Wardrobe

April 20, 2017

Location: Gadsden , AL

Over 50 vendors will be on hand to showcase the latest fine fashions in a variety of items including clothing, arts, home decor, jewelry, food, and health and beauty. The event features a delicious assortment of wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres from local eateries.

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