Community Involvement

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority.

We have contributed almost $3.7 million and our employees have volunteered nearly 24,000 hours to a variety of local civic efforts and financial education throughout the region in the past 13 years.

We have increased our community involvement while also increasing efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.

Scott Credit Union Community Foundation

The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation was established in 2018 to expand on the community commitment that SCU has had in the region. The SCU Community Foundation was created to expand the reach and our ability, leveraging our existing community involvement, to give back to the communities we serve through a charitable foundation. For more information, click here.

Volunteer Incentive Program

Our employees really are VIPs! Scott Credit Union’s Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is a unique program that rewards staff members for their volunteer hours in the community. Through 2020, Scott Credit Union employees volunteered almost 24,000 hours over the past 13 years in the community through various community and philanthropic events.

If your group, organization or event could use volunteers, please contact our Community Relations Team at [email protected].

2020 VIP of the Year – Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson VIP of the Year
Sarah Robinson
2020 VIP of the Year

“As I go through this thing called life, and discovering my “Why” for everything that I do, all I can say is I do what I do because making people happy, seeing people succeed, making things easier for others, or being able to be a part of bringing joy to someone else’s life makes me happy. VIP has allowed me to meet so many people and contribute to so many good causes within our communities. I try to involve my kids in any community projects that I can because I want to be able to allow them to experience the same excitement I do and get a taste of what it means to be able to do things for others or just be a part of something greater within our communities. They’ve truly enjoyed being able to create cards for our seniors and healthcare workers, knowing that during this pandemic they themselves haven’t been able to see their grandparents as much as they normally would, so what must the seniors in our communities feel like without being able to see their families on a regular basis. I’m thankful that SCU has a program in place to encourage others to give back and donate their time and allows us to involve our families as well!”

2017 – 2019 VIP of the Year – Renee VanDyke

“This program has given me so much in so many ways from getting to know many of my fellow employees to helping make things better in our communities to the simple fun of being in a local parade. Because Senior Management supports the program and encourages us, I’m making a difference in our area. Scott Credit Union truly promotes and exemplifies our motto of “people helping people”.

Requesting Support from Scott Credit Union

Scott Credit Union is always looking for new ways to give back to the community. If your group, organization, or event needs support, please contact the Scott Credit Union Community Relations team at 618-345-1000. Written requests can be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail to Scott Credit Union at 101 Credit Union Way, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 – Attention: Community Relations.

Please note that community involvement requests should be sent four weeks prior to your event. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Impact

In 2020, Scott Credit Union contributed over $286,000 to support various community endeavors. Although last year was interesting, Scott Credit Union remains committed to supporting our local community organizations. We sponsor a variety of community sports teams and scholastic organizations.

Other Community Partners include:

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