Sb1 creates “Be Bold” art for charity

Philadelphia, PA (June 9, 2015) — In an effort to demonstrate creativity with one of Sb1’s internal corporate values, “Be Bold”, Sb1 Federal Credit Union encouraged staff members at each of its branch locations to create canvas art.

Each of the 14 participants representing their branch received a painting canvas and a palette of paints to begin their work of art.

Once each of the artists was done, an art show was scheduled at the corporate offices, complete with sparkling cider, cheese, crackers, and artistic insights. All staff members were invited, along with the artists.

“We gave everyone the opportunity to vote for their favorite “Be Bold” works of art and we all appreciated their display of creativity,” recalls Rob Werner, Sb1 Federal Credit Union President and CEO. “The top winner received a catered lunch for their branch.”

All of the art was then auctioned internally and all of the proceeds of the art auction went to EducationWorks, an organization that Sb1 supports with financial education workshops, with a match of up to $25 on each painting from Sb1. In total, Sb1 helped raise $644 for EducationWorks which will allow 4 families to send their children to camp.

About EducationWorks/PowerCorpsPHL

PowerCorpsPHL is an innovative, new AmeriCorps program designed to address Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Governor Tom Corbett’s environmental stewardship initiatives as well as the City of Philadelphia’s youth workforce development and violence prevention priorities. Partnering with EducationWorks and the Philadelphia Youth Network, PowerCorpsPHL, will annually enroll 100 individuals, ages 18-26, in a 9-month program:  6 months of full-time service as AmeriCorps members with City departments followed by 3 months of intensive job placement support. EducationWorks is a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia, Chester, PA; and Camden and Trenton, NJ. Education Works goal is to provide educational programs and services that enrich the lives of children, youth and families confronting high rates of poverty and other barriers to educational achievement. By tackling core issues like literacy, graduation rates, safety and social awareness they equip individuals with the tools they need to stay safe, finish school, make better choices and become more productive members of their communities. For more information please visit

About Sb1 Federal Credit Union

Sb1 Federal Credit Union, with over $600 million in assets, was originally founded in 1977 by the employees of the SmithKline Corporation. Over time, Sb1 has evolved into a full-service, member-oriented financial institution servicing over one hundred companies across the country. Through the years, Sb1 has developed a full line of accounts and products to meet all your needs: including savings accounts, checking accounts, personal loans, mortgages and investments. With its eight branch locations, Sb1 has a nationwide membership base and presently serves the employees, retirees, and family members of their expanding list of Select Employer Groups (SEGs). In addition, Sb1 serves anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in select Philadelphia zip codes. Whether you’re looking for higher rates, fewer fees, or a safer place to keep your money, Sb1 offers you and your family a great option. For more information, please visit

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