ORNL FCU saves the day with united way

OAK RIDGE, TN (January 30, 2020) — Each fall, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) employees join together to raise funds for the United Way. The 2019 campaign theme was “Save the Day with United Way” and employees “came to the rescue” by raising $100,000. Since 2014, ORNL FCU employees have raised over $500,000 for the United Way. The annual United Way campaign is just one way ORNL FCU employees live the credit union motto of ‘people helping people’.

The campaign was led by internal advocates who brought energy, passion, and inspiration to the fundraising efforts. The advocates included Holley Graves, Ellen Hawks, and Missy Strickland.

“This year we tried to focus on educating our employees about the many agencies in our communities that benefit from the United Way,” said Hawks. “For example, a one dollar donation can provide three meals to a family through Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.”

According to Hawks, money raised for the United Way – including employee donations, ORNL FCU’s corporate match, and internal fundraising activities – contributed to the $100,000 donation.

“The employees of ORNL FCU are amazing, caring, and giving individuals who are passionate about helping others. This year’s United Way campaign is just one example of that,” said Colin Anderson, President & CEO of ORNL FCU.

About ORNL Federal Credit Union

ORNL Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative locally owned and operated by its members for the benefit of all who belong. Established in 1948 with 10 founding members, ORNL FCU’s assets have grown to over $3.3 billion and membership has grown to over 185,000. Membership is open to businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in 19 counties of East Tennessee.


Jessica Emert
ORNL Federal Credit Union

Sherry Peplinski
Director of Operations
877.369.6890, ext. 2565

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