Scott Credit Union continues sponsorship of area American Cancer Society events

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (February 23, 2016) — Scott Credit Union has continued its partnership with the American Cancer Society, presenting the organization with $20,000 to sponsor the first-ever ACS Farm to Table fundraiser, 12 Relay for Life events and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this year.

The Farm to Table event, which will be held this summer, will feature one-of-a-kind offerings from local restaurants and breweries. The event will be 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,” Community Relations Supervisor Jennifer 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 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that will be held in O’Fallon in October, 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 $370,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,400 hours to a variety of area civic efforts throughout the region in 2015. Scott Credit Union employees volunteered 280 hours at American Cancer Society events last year.

Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in an 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Mo., also can open accounts with SCU. Additionally, any active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.

Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River and its Home Office in Edwardsville.

For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.

Photo caption: 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 events and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The local credit union also will sponsor the first-ever ACS Farm to Table fundraiser this year. Pictured are SCU Community Relations Supervisor Jennifer Hess and ACS Senior Representative of 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. For details on career opportunities at Scott Credit Union, visit


Erin Pennington
Public Relations and Promotions Specialist
P: 618-345-1000 / 800-888-4728

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