At Virginia Credit Union, it’s easy to see that we put a priority on our members’ financial health. We believe that financial education, transparent practices and trustworthy advice contribute directly to our members’ financial success.
But we often hear from members, who own our cooperative, that they want more than just financial success – they want a healthy and secure life. A big part of making that happen is ensuring the overall health of our shared community.
Becoming a VACU member is about more than finding great rates and lower fees (which, of course, we offer). We attract members who recognize the benefits of being part of a local, member-owned organization, and who expect their credit union to be active in the community.
Under the direction of an employee-run outreach committee, we focus on issues that our members and employees both identify as important to the long-term benefit of communities across the Commonwealth. Consider these numbers for 2018:
4 full-time financial educators employed at VACU
$370,000 contributed to charitable causes
$24,000 contributed to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU by matching our employees’ contributions
250 meals cooked at The Doorways, which houses out-of-town families whose children are receiving medical care in Richmond
36,571 students, teachers, and members participated in financial education classes and workshops in 2019
1,721 hours of volunteer service in 2019
1,577 boxes of cereal to help FACES, the Farmville area food bank recover after regional flooding
38 hours of volunteer help answering phones during the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon