Why the Foundation?

The BayPort Foundation is dedicated to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” As the philanthropic arm of BayPort Credit Union, the Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity that focuses on wellness and education.

The Foundation offers grants and contributions to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and individuals. Our mission focuses on four philanthropic efforts: educational scholarships, financial literacy education, promoting family health and wellness, and hardship and emergency assistance.

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Scholarship Salute BayPort Foundation Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to 8 Working Adults, 11 College Students, and 19 High School Seniors 30 days ago NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 21, 2024 – The BayPort Foundation today announced it has awarded $100,000 in 11 different scholarship types to a total of 38 member students in the surround...
WAVY-TV 10 logo WAVY-TV HRS Coverage: $500,000 ACT Grant funds renewable energy technologies program. 1 months ago The inaugural year’s shared focus on Education & Workforce Development supports the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) addition of a new two-year, half-day Advanced Tec...

That’s a hole-in-one! Over $415,000 raised in three years.

52 businesses and individuals sponsored the third annual Charity Golf Classic, including the 84 golfers who play in our annual Charity Golf Classic held in May at the James River Country Club.

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$500,000 Accelerating Change Together Grant transforming our communities.

To address gaps in services for Hampton Roads communities, three leading corporations—HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding, Ferguson, and BayPort Credit Union—have partnered to fund a three-year $500,000 transformation grant focusing on education and workforce development.

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Meet our Board of Directors.

Foundation Board members are elected, and all positions are unpaid volunteer positions.

Jim Mears

Jim Mears

President & Chairman

Ray Bagley

Ray Bagley

Vice President & Vice Chairman

Jennifer Coyne

Jennifer Coyne

Secretary/Treasurer

Mary Cullen

Mary Cullen

Director

Ira Williams

Ira Williams

Director

Nancy Porter

Nancy Porter

Executive Director

Invested in your continued education.

Everyone deserves to be happy, healthy, and financially wise.

 

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High school seniors Senior scholarships

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College students College scholarships

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Working adults Adult scholarships

High school seniors

Beard/Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to 6 high school seniors. Winners receive a $8,000 scholarship ($2,000 each year for four years to an accredited college or university).

High school seniors

George R. Dudley, Jr. Scholarship

Awarded annually to one BayPort Credit Union employee high school senior dependent. Winner receives a $8,000 scholarship ($2,000 each year for four years to an accredited college or university).

High school seniors

SRCU Teller Scholarship

$1,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to 6 high school seniors currently enrolled and working within BayPort’s SRCU program to attend an accredited college or university, trade, or vocational school.

High school seniors

SRCU Member Scholarship

$1,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to 6 high school seniors currently attending a BayPort SRCU participating high school. The funds can be applied to an accredited college or university, trade, or vocational school

College students

Directors Scholarship

$2,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to 7 full-time undergraduate or graduate members currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, trade, or vocational school.

College students

Burton P. Hill Scholarship

$2,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to one BayPort Credit Union employee dependent and full-time undergraduate or graduate currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, trade, or vocational school.

College students

Donald I. Steppe Memorial Scholarship

$2,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to a Virginia Peninsula Community College graduate pursuing a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university.

College students

McGee Family Scholarship

$2,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to a student attending the Virginia Peninsula Community College Early Childhood Development program.

College students

Rowe Family Scholarship

$2,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to a college student, rising junior or senior pursuing a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university, majoring in computer/information science or electrical engineering, or a student pursuing a Master of Divinity degree.

Working adults

Wiatt Memorial Apprentice
School Scholarship

$2,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to 2 Apprentice School apprentices or graduates from Newport News Shipbuilding who wish to pursue full or part-time study at an institution of higher education toward completing an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree.

Working adults

Tuition Booster Scholarship

$1,000 one-time scholarship awarded annually to 6 full-time working professionals currently enrolled full or part-time in an accredited college or university, trade, or vocational school.

Leave a lasting legacy.

The Foundation Legacy Giving Program honors those who share our commitment and philanthropic efforts. Consider including the Foundation and the vital work we do in your financial plans:

  • Include a bequest in your estate planning document.
  • Designate the BayPort Foundation as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account.
  • Name the BayPort Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Utilize an IRA Tax-Free Charitable Rollover. (Contact your tax advisor to explore directing your IRA’s mandated distribution to the BayPort Foundation.)

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