FSU Credit Union is committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and we are proud to announce a milestone in our charitable contributions, passing $200,000 in donations to organizations in Leon, Taylor, and Wakulla counties since starting its member-generated Borrow4Less, Give Back More program in 2013.
“Giving back to our communities is a critical part of our company’s DNA,” said Bradley Blake, president and CEO. “We are so proud to reach this milestone, which would not have been possible without the support of our members.”
Each month, FSU Credit Union highlights one or more local charities, or local chapters of larger organizations, to benefit from the Borrow4Less, Give Back More program. Since the initiative began in 2013, recipients have included FSU Food Pantry / Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy, Stubbs Educational Foundation, Leon County Humane Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, among others.
Through its Borrow4Less, Give Back More program, the FSU Credit Union partners with local charitable organizations on a yearly basis. In keeping with its mission to support local causes, FSU Credit Union members support the community when they take out a loan. For each auto loan completed in a 30-day period, the credit union donates $10 to that month’s selected charity.
As of Dec. 22, total donations had reached $201,270. A portion has been generated through FSU Credit Union’s annual Skip-a-Pay program. Each holiday season, members of FSUCU are given the ability to skip either their November or December loan payment in order to put a little extra cash in their pockets during a time of year when it’s needed most. Those eligible to participate only have to donate $10, which goes directly to the program’s selected charity — this year, the Kidz1stFund.
“As a dedicated local financial institution, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to those in need in our communities,” said Executive Vice President Charles Adcock. “Though this milestone is worth significant celebration, we have already begun to look toward passing the next landmark.”
Read more about FSU Credit Union’s community support programs at our Champions for Change page.