Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
We were honored to accept the 2016 Community Credit Union of the Year award presented by CUNA in late 2016. Pictured Right: Laura Woods, Vice President of Marketing & Community Presence, accepting the award in Dallas, TX.
The Community Credit Union of the Year award celebrates community development credit unions that best demonstrate the fundamental values of the credit union movement and have a positive influence in the field of service.
We’re more than just a banking institution. Like all credit unions, we were created with a philosophy of ‘People Helping People’. This means we have the pleasure of being more than just a checking account or auto loan service provider. We make decisions every day with the knowledge that we not only have the power, but the responsibility to invest in the financial success of the communities we serve.
We have created community development programs that offer small monthly grants to nonprofits and government programs which are focused in the areas of providing sustainable housing, job training, and education to our communities. These are the areas we see our members having some of the largest hurdles for financial success and it is our desire to use our limited resources to assist our community to overcome and succeed in each of these capacities.
Since 2014 we have been able to donate more than $30,000 to these local nonprofit and government-initiated organizations and offer over 1,100 paid employee volunteer hours to the people of St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
We want you to know that when you invest your money into one of our checking accounts or auto loans, you have done more than give yourself a low-cost banking product. You have also invested in the future success and continued change in the communities you love.
Read the Press Release: 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Wins Community Credit Union of the Year