Scott Credit Union Continues Support of Edwardsville Orchestra Boosters

Collinsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $7,000 check to representatives from the Edwardsville Orchestra Boosters for its continued support of the organization.

SCU has committed to support the EOB with $21,000 over a three-year period.

Scott Credit Union Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage presented the $7,000 check to Orchestra Boosters President Lisa Browner at the organizations recent Tour de Strings event held at Miner Park in Glen Carbon.

The Edwardsville Orchestra Boosters’ mission is to support the orchestra music program through fund raising, scholarship, and volunteerism. The EOB provides support for instrument replacement and repairs, concert refreshments, costume rental, field trips, and sponsorship of participation in regional and national competitions.

“We are very proud to support local students with our contribution to the Edwardsville Orchestra Boosters,” SCU Community Relations Representative Lauren Hoefert said. “This is another great opportunity for us to support our community and the people who live here.”

“Credit unions are really about helping people and this is a perfect way for us to take that even a step further,” she added.

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $200,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,200 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2011. SCU had volunteers on hand to help with the Tour de Strings fund-raiser and donated a bike that was raffled off at the event.

“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Hoefert 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 really 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 really 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.”

“In times like these, people are really looking for ways to reduce expenses and save money,” Hoefert noted. “We are a great alternative that helps them to do that.”

Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in a 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, Missouri also can open accounts at SCU. Additionally, anyone 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, East Alton 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.

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