Allan Prindle, President and CEO of Power Financial Credit Union, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
The youngest daughter of Power Financial Credit Union's chief financial officer was on campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the time of the Parkland shooting. She survived with no injuries. After hearing about Sorkin's proposal on CNBC, Power Financial CEO Allan Prindle brought the idea to his credit union board.
The board unanimously agreed that to unilaterally make decisions on how members should spend their money was not the way to go. While it would demonstrate support for some, it would likely deeply offend many others.
Instead, the board pointed to our recent actions that sent a clear message of our solidarity with the business of healing after the horrific event. The board and employees of Power Financial Credit Union have personally taken action, both on an individual basis and as a united team, to strongly demonstrate our support for those impacted by the Parkland tragedy.
Just as an example, as I mentioned, both of our CFO’s children attend Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, her daughter being a freshman and the incident took place in her building. We had a direct line to ask what we could do that would make a difference. The pressing need was for school supplies, motivational posters, etc., as many teachers had to relocate to new classrooms and start from scratch. We rose to the occasion and provided two pallets of supplies and our CFO made sure they were put to good use.