Local Credit Union Demonstrates "People Helping People" Philosophy with 1,400 Hours of Volunteer Service
Financial Center Federal Credit Union and its 160 employees donated nearly 1,400 volunteer hours to local organizations and charities in 2013. While philanthropy has always been a large part of Financial Center’s corporate culture, a greater emphasis was placed on the credit union creed of ‘people helping people’ in celebration of Financial Center’s 60th anniversary.
The ’60 Hours’ project was created and led by Amy Cramer, a Financial Center Mortgage Processor and participant in the Credit Union’s G2 program. G2 is the Credit Union’s unique career path and mentor program designed to enhance the professional experience and skill development of its future leaders.
Cramer organized teams of employee volunteers and reported on results throughout the year.
Many long-time organizations that Financial Center supported once again in 2013 included the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Mozel Sanders Foundation Thanksgiving Day Meal, Habitat for Humanity, the Indiana Blood Center, and Financial Center’s own annual charity golf outing benefitting the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. However, Cramer challenged employees to do more.
Employees were encouraged to get involved with organizations that really mattered to and benefitted their own families. As a result, they sent teams to local Humane Societies, began delivering food through the Meals on Wheels program, and became entrenched in school booster programs, youth athletics, church ministries, Veterans organizations, and more throughout the metropolitan area.
“Volunteerism and service to our community is at the heart of what every Credit Union is,” said Cramer. “Financial Center is here to make a lasting difference; one member, one family, and one community at a time. I look forward to seeing what even greater impact we can make this year.”