Credit union employees raise money for UHCL’s autism center

May 11, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Credit union employees raise money for UHCL’s autism center

For the fifth year, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union employees continue their support of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. The employees – many of whom are UHCL alumni – held office fundraisers as part of an ongoing “Give Local” campaign to support area agencies and organizations, particularly those that support teachers and education. They presented a $1,000 check to the CADD program.

Pictured are (from left), GCEFCU Marketing Coordinator Caylee Smith (B.S. 2013), Amber Groat, GCEFCU CEO Linda Lukaszewski, Professor of Psychology and CADD Director Dorothea Lerman, Jelisa Scott, GCEFCU Loan Officer Breanna Kenney and Rachel Hoffman. Groat, Scott and Hoffman are Autism Services Program managers. The photo was taken by GCEFCU Senior Vice President Jamieson Mackay (MBA 2003) in CADD offices.

Founded in 1948, the credit union was created by, and for, people who work in education in Harris, Brazoria and Galveston counties.
UH-Clear Lake established CADD in 2008 to address the needs of parents, teachers and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder. For more information, visit

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