Scott Credit Union continues sponsorship of area American Cancer Society events
EDWARDSVILLE, IL (March 2, 2017) — Scott Credit Union has continued its partnership with the American Cancer Society, presenting the organization with $20,000 to sponsor the ACS Farm to Table fundraiser, 11 Relay for Life events and Coaches vs. Cancer events at local high schools and universities this year.
The Farm to Table event, which was held for the first time last summer, will feature one-of-a-kind offerings from local restaurants and breweries. The event was held in place of the annual Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser that ACS has hosted in past years. Details for the event are still being finalized.
“We are extremely proud to again be partnering with the American Cancer Society,” Hess said. “ACS does great work in the effort to save lives against this disease that has already taken so many. We are proud to play a small part in that effort.”
Scott Credit Union also will support this year’s Relay for Life events held throughout Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties, according to Hess.
“We are happy to be able to again help ACS by participating with this year’s events,” she said. “The Relay for Life events really bring the fight against cancer into the local communities and give people a chance to support the effort. We had such a great experience with our volunteers being involved with the events over the last several years, so we felt very strongly about continuing our sponsorship.”
Scott Credit Union will be recognized during opening ceremonies and will host bank nights for some of the Relays for Life. During the bank nights, team captains come into the Scott Credit Union branches to cash in currency and have checks made payable to the American Cancer Society.
In addition to the Relay for Life events, Scott Credit Union also will sponsor American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer events that will be held at schools throughout the area, Hess noted.
“This is a great way for us to continue to really give back to people from throughout the area by supporting them in their efforts to prevent cancer and save lives,” Hess added. “We truly believe it is important for us to support the communities in which we serve our members.”
Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $430,000 and its employees volunteered 2,100 hours to a variety of area civic efforts throughout the region in 2016. Scott Credit Union employees volunteered 197 hours at American Cancer Society events last year.
The credit union has contributed approximately $2.2 million and its employees have volunteered over 17,000 hours to a variety of local civic efforts and financial education throughout the region in past eight years.
“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Hess noted. “Supporting our communities is very important to us.”
The credit union has increased its community involvement in the past few years while also increasing its efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.
“We want people in the area to know more about the value of doing business with a credit union,” she added. “That is why we have focused our time on educating area residents about Scott Credit Union. One of the big ways we’ve done that is through our community involvement.”
Scott Credit Union recently presented a $20,000 check to the American Cancer Society. The local credit union will continue as a regional sponsor of the Relay for Life and Coaches vs. Cancer events. The local credit union also will sponsor the ACS Farm to Table fundraiser this year. Pictured are SCU Community Relations Supervisor Jennifer Hess and ACS Senior Market Manager, Community Engagement Brett Schuette.
About Scott Credit Union
Scott Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative. When someone opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and an owner. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has given back nearly $13 million to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 13 years.
Scott Credit Union currently has 20 area locations: Affton, MO; Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL (two branches); Collinsville, IL; Columbia, IL; Crestwood, MO; Edwardsville, IL (two branches); Fairview Heights, IL; Ferguson, MO; Highland, IL; Ladue, MO; Lebanon, IL; Mascoutah, IL; O’Fallon, IL; Troy, IL; Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; Waterloo, IL; and Wood River, IL.
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