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  • Greenville Federal Credit Union named a 2022 Best Credit Union to Work For by American Banker.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2022 Best Credit Unions to Work For by American Banker.  The list includes 70 credit unions across the country that range in size from 28 employees to more than 3,000.  

    “As a service organization, our success relies upon the strength of our employees,” said credit union president Paul Hughes.  “We have worked hard to earn a reputation as a great place to work and are pleased that our focus on employee development, engagement, and satisfaction is recognized in this year’s survey. We are honored to be included among this strong group of credit unions.”  

    Credit unions that made the list were selected through two different surveys with the help of Best Companies Group. The first survey examined employee satisfaction and covered eight areas, including leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, and overall engagement. An institution needed at least a 40% participation rate in the survey, and on average at least 80% of respondents had to answer "agree strongly" or "agree somewhat" across the different topics. Survey data indicated that the employees at the credit unions that made the list were happier in a variety of areas compared with the institutions that didn't make the cut. 

    This is the second employer award Greenville Federal Credit Union has earned in 2022. 

    The official announcement by American Banker can be found at:
    (external link) https://www.americanbanker.com/creditunions/list/best-credit-unions-to-work-for-2022 


    About Greenville Federal Credit Union

    Greenville Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial alternative to traditional banking with five branch locations in Greenville, Greer, and Mauldin serving more than 32,000 members. The more than $410 million credit union was founded by nine employees from the School District of Greenville County as an educator’s credit union in 1968. In 2001, the credit union approved a conversion to a community-based charter to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Greenville County. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government, insures all accounts up to $250,000.  For more information, please visit the credit union’s website at www.greenvillefcu.com or call 864.235.6309.

     

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2022-08-30
  • Credit union announces Tameka Diaz as the August Community Hero.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union and The Greenville News announced Tameka Diaz as the August 2022 "Community Hero" honoree. Diaz is recognized for her advocacy to bring braille and sensory books to local libraries.   

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    The Greenville News Announcement Article: 


    The credit union is pleased to recognize Diaz for her commitment to promoting independence, inclusivity, and accessibility for the blind community.  
   

    We need your nominations!  
    Do you know an unsung hero? Each month nominations will be collected for candidates that work in health care, public safety, education, the military, nonprofit agencies and the business world, the religious sector, entertainment or athletics. They can be a student or a young child or a retiree, etc. The selected "Hero" will be profiled in the Greenville News and receive a certificate and award from the credit union.   If you know of someone that should be recognized nominate them by sending an email to: communityheroes@greenvillenews.com.  In your nomination, please explain why the person you are recommending is a community hero and your contact information.      

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing 2022-08-22
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union awards grants to ten local teachers.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union announced the recipients of 10, $500 grants to Greenville County Schools teachers as part of its new Teacher Grants program. The annual grants program is designed to help teachers fund projects or needs within their classrooms for the upcoming school year.

    During the summer the credit union received applications from teachers representing 45 different schools across Greenville County. The grant requests covered a wide range of projects and needs – from STEAM kits to software, winter gloves, and podcast equipment.

    “The applications we received describe incredibly innovative and creative projects, and a true concern for students. It is clear that teachers are doing their very best to inspire and facilitate learning for our kids,” said Paul Hughes, credit union president. “Greenville Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting educators and students in Greenville County and we believe these grants will be a launching point for some remarkable teacher-led initiatives. We wish all teachers, students, and schools the best for a wonderful start to the school year.”

    The 2022 Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation Teacher Grant recipients are: 

    ·       Destiny Condra-Bogan, J.L. Mann High School

    ·       Melanie McCrae, Berea High School

    ·       Angelia Kirk, Hughes Academy of Science and Technology

    ·       Gaelyn Jenkins, Rudolph Gordon School

    ·       Rena Herring, Riley Child Development Center

    ·       Kristina Monday, Bonds Career Center

    ·       Anna Stukenborg, Fork Shoals School

    ·       Kathy Ensley, Skyland Elementary School

    ·       Trang Mai, Westcliffe Elementary School

    ·       Terrell Brown, Cherrydale Elementary School

    The Teacher Grants program was established as part of the launch of the credit union’s charitable foundation in November 2021. The Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation exists to promote local prosperity by providing grants, educational scholarships, and other funding support for individuals and non-profit, community-based programs within Greenville County, SC, with a primary focus on youth and education.  It relies on financial support from the credit union and through donations from members, business partners and the public. Funding is managed through a charitable donation account by the credit union’s philanthropic partner, Carolina’s Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3), grant-making public foundation supported by the credit union system in the Carolinas.

    For more information about the Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation and the Teacher Grants program, visit www.greenvillefcu.com/foundation

    About Greenville Federal Credit Union

    Greenville Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial alternative to traditional banking with five branch locations in Greenville, Greer, and Mauldin serving more than 32,000 members. The more than $410 million credit union was founded by nine employees from the School District of Greenville County as an educator’s credit union in 1968. In 2001, the credit union approved a conversion to a community-based charter to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Greenville County. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government, insures all accounts up to $250,000.  For more information, please visit the credit union’s website at www.greenvillefcu.com or call 864.235.6309.

     

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2022-08-15

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