BELLINGHAM (May 6, 2023) — In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12), WECU invites members of the public to nominate their favorite local teacher. At the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, three teachers from those nominated will receive a $500 classroom sponsorship from WECU. The winners will be announced on May 19.

“As a credit union founded by Bellingham Teachers in 1936, educators have always been important to WECU,” Jeff Dykstra, Executive Vice President of WECU. “This contest is intended to put teachers in the spotlight for the valuable work they do.”

To nominate a teacher, visit

About WECU

WECU is a credit union based in Bellingham, Washington. Founded in 1936 as Bellingham Teachers Credit Union, WECU provides contemporary banking products and services to more than 150,000 individuals and businesses. WECU manages over $2.5 billion in assets and employs approximately 425 dedicated professionals.

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