First Capital Federal Credit Union’s employees awarded PCUA scholarships!

YORK, PA (April 18, 2016) — First Capital Federal Credit Union’s Tara Houser has been awarded the 2016 Josephine Sakovics Memorial Scholarship through the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA).

Tara is the Vice President of Marketing at First Capital Federal Credit Union. She joined the Credit Union in 2008 as the Marketing Director and was promoted to Vice President in 2014. Throughout her career with First Capital, Tara has implemented marketing strategies to engage members and entice potential members.  Tara is part of the senior management team and works with staff to provide the best member experience.

Tara serves on the York Chapter of Credit Unions and the York Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors.  She was also a founding board member for the Capital Area Girls on the Run chapter.  Tara was also recently inducted into the Bulldog Foundation Hall of Fame.

The Josephine Sakovics Memorial Scholarship honors Josephine Sakovics for her dedication and commitment to the credit union movement. The recipient will be provided with two nights lodging and conference registration fee to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention, May 15-17, 2016.

Lisa Barshinger, Business Development Representative for First Capital Federal Credit Union, also received a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association.  Lisa was one of 9 credit union staffers from across the state to be chosen to receive the Judge/Bradley Memorial Scholarship.  The recipients will receive tuition and expenses to attend the Judge Bradley Leadership School to be held August 14-18, 2016 at Penn State.

Lisa has worked as the Business Development Representative for First Capital FCU for 5 years.  She is responsible for fostering relationships with Select Employee Groups and providing financial education at York County schools.

Lisa is currently the President of the Women’s Independent Networking Group.  She is also involved with Junior Achievement, and is on the steering committee for the Women’s Symposium.  Lisa is also an Ambassador for the York County Economic Alliance.



Photo caption: Tara Houser awarded Josephine Sakovics Memorial Scholarship


Photo caption: Lisa Barshinger awarded Judge/Bradley Memorial Scholarship

About First Capital Federal Credit Union

First Capital Federal Credit Union is a $310 million asset-size, credit union with more than 21,000 members based in York, PA. Founded in 1954 as S. Morgan Smith Credit Union, First Capital has merged and grown, and continues to work closely with 700 companies and organizations throughout York County and across the country.


Tara Houser
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
First Capital FCU
1601 Kenneth Road
York, PA 17404-0746
(717) 767-5551 ext. 1106
(717) 991-0538

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