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We’re Committed to Our Community!
We contributed about $424,000 to our communities in 2017! Our community partners include local charities, civic organizations, youth sports teams, hospitals, schools, and universities. We have increased our community support over the past few years while also educating consumers on the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.
CU 4 Reality
In the 2016-2017 school year, we reached 2,036 students through our CU 4 Reality Program. CU 4 Reality provides a fun and interactive learning environment where students are assigned careers and practice making purchasing decisions within a set budget. CU 4 Reality teaches the importance of “paying yourself first” as well as the consequences of getting in over your head when it comes to financial matters.
Through our Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), our employees have volunteered over 19,800 hours through a variety of local civic and financial education efforts over the past nine years. This unique program rewards employees for their volunteer hours in the community.
Education is a top priority for Scott Credit Union. We are a proud partner of Lindenwood University, McKendree University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Southwestern Illinois College, as well as many area elementary, middle, and high schools.
In 2017, we raised more than $35,000 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis-Southwest Illinois Division through our annual golf tournament and employee campaign. The golf tournament has raised more than $200,000 for United Way in eleven years.
Scott Credit Union is proud of its military heritage. Some of our military partners include the 375th Force Support Squadron and 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base, USO of Missouri, and St. Louis VA Medical Center Fisher House.
We support the Gateway Region YMCA through an annual $15,000 donation, as well as the Edwardsville YMCA through an annual $5,000 donation. We are also proud to support the YMCA by providing volunteers and financial education at a variety of community events.
We help promote health and wellness in the Metro-East by supporting our local hospitals. We are proud to co-sponsor Heart Health Awareness Month with Memorial Hospital, as well as partner with St. Joseph’s and St. Elizabeth’s hospitals.
American Cancer Society
We’re a proud partner of the American Cancer Society, sponsoring Relay for Life, Farm to Table Metro-East, and Coaches vs. Cancer events. Our partnership goes beyond a financial commitment, with our volunteers also representing Scott Credit Union at American Cancer Society events.
Scott Credit Union employees volunteered for 15 shifts, totaling over 39 hours of bell ringing during the 2016 holiday season. Bell ringing is the Salvation Army’s primary means of funding its community programs for the homeless, veterans, seniors, youth, disaster, and addiction.
People Helping People
This is the core credit union philosophy. It means we’re committed to our communities, offering financial services to underserved populations, engaging youth and adults through financial education, and returning profits to our members.
Scott Credit Union’s Speakers Bureau is trained to present financial education topics to our local communities. Speakers Bureau members presented 31 financial education seminars in 2016, including topics like Money Management, Car Buying, and Cooking on a Budget.
We’re Proud of Our Military Background
Scott Credit Union was founded in May of 1943 by a group of visionaries from Scott Field who decided to create a local credit union where the average person could save and borrow money. To this day, our ties to Scott Air Force Base and members of the military remain strong. We continue to operate as the only credit union on base and serving our members of the military is still a central focus.
Our branches are now selling shamrocks in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Visit our blog article for more information.
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