Community Involvement

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

We contributed about $369,000 and our employees volunteered 1,935 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region through the end of 2019.

We have contributed over $3.4 million and our employees have volunteered more than 23,700 hours to a variety of local civic efforts and financial education throughout the region in the past eleven years.

We have increased our community involvement over the past decade 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 early 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 VIP’s! Scott Credit Union’s Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is a unique program that rewards staff members for their volunteer hours in the community. In 2019, Scott Credit Union employees volunteered 1,935 hours in the community through various community and philanthropic events.

If your group, organization or event could use volunteers, please contact Carol Wylie at 618-381-7216 or [email protected].

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”.

2016 VIP of the Year – Karen Nicholson
Karen Nicholson 2016 VIP of the Year
Karen Nicholson
2016 VIP of the Year

“I am proud to have been employed by Scott Credit Union for over 24 years and to have earned VIP of the Year for 2016. It has been an awesome, humbling and rewarding experience. SCU truly believes in giving back to the community, and as our VIP program continues to grow each year, I am honored to be part of that team. While volunteering for over 200 hours at 76 events, I had the opportunity give back to community while meeting fellow employees and their children. As a VIP Team Lead, I also got to encourage fellow employees to volunteer and reap the rewards of getting involved in the community. One of my favorite experiences as a VIP was having the opportunity to set an example for my granddaughter who was visiting on her spring break and volunteered with me at the YMCA’s Easter Egg Hunt. Although she was not excited about the cold, early morning, she truly enjoyed volunteering. Some of the events that were most rewarding to me were the O’Fallon Community Thanksgiving Dinner and the Illinois Center for Autism’s Dinner Auction. Through volunteering at events like these, I was able to help make a positive difference in our communities.”

2015 VIP of the Year – Janine Gurley

“Making our community a better place is clearly one of Scott Credit Union’s goals. Volunteering at 77 events allows me to spend time with my family, while working with some incredibly wonderful colleagues and organizations. With Relay4Life, being in parades and ringing the bell for The Salvation Army, my 255 hours of volunteer work has given me an opportunity to show how proud I am of SCU. This company has made my family and I better people within our community. It has given us the opportunity to attend events, talk with others and create a community where everyone feels accepted and loved. The VIP award is not just about winning; it is about becoming a better person and showing my family how being a part of something bigger and greater can positively impact so many lives. I look forward to being part of the future successes of SCU.”


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.


In 2019, Scott Credit Union contributed $369,000 to support various community endeavors. In addition, Scott Credit Union hosted its 13th Annual Golf Tournament which raised over $50,000 for the Scott Credit Union Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Other Community Partners include:

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