Florida Credit Union has been around since 1954, and has always valued its position in the community as your local financial institution. As FCU has grown, we are proud to advocate for the people and businesses who have supported us all these years. Annually, FCU participates in fundraisers and charity drives, sponsors community engagements, hosts local events and strives to serve our neighborhoods in any way possible.
Keeping our community strong is important to us. That’s why FCU consistently invests in the people, places and business that make north and central Florida what it is. See below to learn more about how Florida Credit Union engages with our community.
Fundraising and Donation Drives
Annually, Florida Credit Union participates in three donation drives held at each branch location: FCU’s School Supply Drive, FCU’s Pet Supply Drive and FCU’s Holiday Food Drive. The proceeds raised at each location are donated to organizations within that branch’s local neighborhood – FCU makes sure that any and all donations reflect back on individual communities. Florida Credit Union has raised hundreds of pounds of food and supplies and thousands of dollars over the past 5 years since this program’s inception.
Event & Organization Sponsorship
Florida Credit Union regularly gives back to local non-profit and charity organizations, through both direct sponsorship and event funding. The recipients of these sponsorships range in cause and intent, from local sports teams, to organizations like the March of Dimes and Relay for Life, to holiday events like Fanfares and Fireworks in Gainesville, to community staples like the Strawberry Festival in Starke. Click here to see upcoming FCU sponsored events
School, Student & Teacher Support
Florida Credit Union was founded in 1954 as the Alachua County Teacher’s Credit Union and has maintained that connection to local schools and education-based organizations since the beginning. Each year, FCU visits schools all across north and central Florida during “FCU’s Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation” period, providing breakfast or lunch & goody bags to faculty and staff, a check for $50 for the school, and answering any questions attendees may have about the organization. In 2017, Florida Credit Union visited over 90 locations during the Back-To-School event season.
FCU also supports local students in the community through three different scholarship opportunities
available annually. These include the Servin-Ellis Scholarship Fund, the Dr. John C. Rawls Scholarship Fund and the Buchholz Academy of Finance Scholarship. These are awarded based upon the student’s scholastic record, future potential, character, and financial need.