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  • Jen Holly announced as the January "Community Hero."

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    Greenville Federal Credit Union and The Greenville News announced Jen Holly as the January "Community Hero" honoree. Holly is recognized for her significant efforts to support children and families through her work with Communities in Schools (CIS) - Greenville.

    The Greenville News Announcement Article: 

    Holly will be recognized at the next Greenville County Council meeting where the credit union will present her with a certificate and gift of appreciation.  

    The credit union is pleased to recognize Jen Holly and her individual contributions to support children, families and schools in need throughout the years. 


    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 recognized at a County Council meeting. If you know of someone that should be recognized feel free to 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. Include what category they should be recognized for, and your contact information.


    posted by Catherine James, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2020-01-15
  • Credit union employees collect more than 5,700 food items to support local children in need during the holidays.

    Greenville, SC – For many years Greenville Federal Credit Union has partnered with Communities In Schools (CIS) of Greenville to make Christmas wishes come true for local children in need.

    CIS of Greenville is a non-profit agency that provides school-based services to more than 450 at-risk children and their families in 10 Greenville County Schools. These students typically rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch at school for daily nutrition.

    This year Greenville Federal Credit Union employees decided to support CIS of Greenville by collecting non-perishable food supplies for the students and families in the CIS programs to ensure they will have adequate food during the two-week holiday break.

    Throughout the month of November, the credit union’s 90+ employees competed on teams to see which team could collect the most food items for donation. In total the credit union collected 5,787 items, providing enough supplies to fill 50 food bags for CIS students, plus a large number of boxed cooking supplies for parents graduating from the CIS Strengthening Families Program.

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    "Communities In Schools of Greenville is thrilled to receive this donation of food items from Greenville Federal Credit Union employees,” said Amy Clifton Keely, CIS Director of Training & Technical Assistance. “We often take it for granted that there are always snacks in our cabinets and meals on the table during the holidays and over school breaks, yet many families rely on school breakfasts, lunches, and after school snacks to feed their children. When the children are home for long breaks, many families simply cannot afford the extra grocery and meal costs. This wonderful donation will benefit at least 75 Upstate families who need support to feed their children over the holidays and school breaks."

    Additionally, credit union employees sponsored several local children through the CIS Wish List Program. Through this program, sponsors “adopt” a child or multiple children and provide gifts of clothing, toys, books, etc. For many children, these gifts are the only gifts they wake up to on Christmas morning. Credit union employees worked together to shop for clothing and toys for the sponsored children to open on Christmas Day.

    This is just one more way the credit union gives back to the community. “Greenville Federal Credit Union is honored to be able to continue our partnership with Communities In Schools and support children in need this Christmas,” said Paul Hughes, President and CEO of Greenville Federal Credit Union. “I’m proud that the credit union and our employees give so generously to make our community better.”

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    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 30,000 members. The more than $240 million credit union was founded by nine teachers 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.

    posted by Catherine James, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2019-12-10
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union named 2019 Junior Achievement Business Champion of the Year.

    Greenville, SC – Greenville Federal Credit Union was named Business Champion of the Year by Junior Achievement Upstate, SC.

    Junior Achievement (JA) presented the award during their JAm Fest 2019 event, recognizing the credit union’s commitment to consistently inspiring its employees to support JA, bringing the real world of work into the classroom, contributing to the vitality of our community, and empowering generations of young people to own their economic success.

    image JA presents the credit union with Business Champion of the Year award.


    The credit union has provided support to JA for more than 30 years.  Doris Wofford, Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance, is a long-time volunteer for JA serving on the organization’s board of directors and as one of many of the credit union’s employee volunteer JA teachers.  The credit union participates annually in the JA Biz Bowl fundraiser, sponsoring as many as five teams each year.  In 2018 the credit union awarded JA one of five $10,000 grants as part of its 50th Anniversary Thanks and Giving Grants program.    

    Since its inception, Greenville Federal Credit Union has placed a strong emphasis on supporting local children and educators through community outreach initiatives. Credit union members and employees actively volunteer time and resources with many local organizations.  “One of the credit union’s core values is to be involved in the community, and Junior Achievement represents a perfect fit for our employees to give back” notes credit union President Paul Hughes in the recently released “Why JA?” video.


    For more information about JA, please visit: www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-upstatesc/home

     

    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 30,000 members. The more than $240 million credit union was founded by nine teachers 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.

    posted by Catherine James, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2019-11-19

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