POCATELLO, ID--(Marketwired - September 23, 2016) - Mountain America Credit Union partnered with Idaho Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to award a $500 grant to a teacher in Idaho. The 2016 Mountain America Credit Union Grant was a financial award based on an essay about the teacher's plans to use the grant money for programs in their K-12 classrooms.

The 2016 winner, Stormy Lee Heinz, is a new teacher at Pocatello High School. According to her application essay, she plans to use the money to buy books.

"We are proud to help teachers make a difference within their classrooms. This is also a great way to show how much we appreciate our partnership with the Idaho PTA," says Spencer Carver, SEG development manager at Mountain America. "Teachers who go the extra mile for students deserve to be recognized."

"We appreciate Mountain America supporting the Idaho PTA. Their efforts help make a difference for students, teachers, and parents," says Idaho PTA president Jeri Henley. "With these grants, teachers can enhance lessons in the classroom, without having to use funds from their own pockets. This is a win-win-win for teachers, students, and parents."

About Mountain America Credit Union
Mountain America Credit Union has more than $5.7 billion in assets and serves more than 600,000 members, wherever they are, through online and mobile banking, 86 branches in five states, and provides access to more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 5,000 shared-branching locations nationwide. With credit union roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America has become a tradition for many members, offering a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, mortgage loans, business checking, student loans, SBA loans, and retirement options. Visit www.macu.com for more information.

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