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VACU Celebrates New Branch with $25,000 Gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond

VACU presents check to celebrate new branch

Virginia Credit Union celebrated its commitment to the Church Hill community and its newest branch at 2420 Fairmount Ave. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and $25,000 check presentation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond.

While other banks have abandoned the Church Hill community, Virginia Credit Union's commitment to serving its members and the Richmond community led to the successful establishment of its Church Hill branch. In fact, it counts nearly 20,000 members within a three mile radius of the branch. This is the fourth of five branches Virginia Credit Union is opening in the City of Richmond in 2023. The next will open in Shockoe Slip on November 13th.

"We are honored to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond through this $25,000 donation," said Chris Shockley, Virginia Credit Union President and CEO. "We prioritize our charitable contributions in three key areas: Financial literacy/education, Children, and Food Security. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond perfectly aligns with these priorities, as they are widely respected for their exceptional work with youth in all three of these areas."

Ribbon cutting

"We are thrilled about our partnership with our East End neighbor, Virginia Credit Union, which supports our mission to empower and inspire the youth in our community,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond President & CEO Sean Miller said. “This gift will have significant impact on hundreds of youth throughout Richmond, helping them develop life and workforce readiness skills, such as financial literacy. Together, we will continue to create space for our young people to explore career pathways, develop skills, and apply those skills as a foundation for their future success.”

The Honorable Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City Council Member, District 7 provided the keynote with comments from Virginia Credit Union board chair and CEO of Astyra Corporation, Ken Ampy along with Brian K. Jackson, Virginia Credit Union board member and partner at Hirschler Law. Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond CEO Sean Miller provided the closing remarks.

Virginia Credit Union is a financial cooperative serving more than  320,000 members, offering a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources. The credit union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.

Media Contact: Mike Pressendo | | 804-560-5664