Scott Credit Union Donates More Than $24,000 to United Way

(August 20, 2013) — Representatives from Scott Credit Union presented a check recently for over $24,000 to Jeff Lauritzen, this year’s Campaign Chair for the Southwest Illinois Division of the United Way of St. Louis.

The money was raised during Scott Credit Union’s 7th annual Golf Tournament fund raiser held in May at The Orchards Golf Course in Belleville and during a month-long employee campaign at the credit union.

More than 130 golfers and dozens of area sponsors turned out for the golf event that raised $22,500. Scott Credit Union plans to hold a tournament each year to raise money for United Way. For information about the 2014 tournament, contact Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage at 345-1111.

Employees of Scott Credit Union raised $2,200 during their fund-drive for United Way.

“We were excited about the opportunity to help United Way in its efforts to help people from throughout our area with our golf tournament and the employee campaign,” Deatherage said. “Our staff was eager to be involved by donating money to the fund raiser. It is our way of showing our support for what United Way does in our area.”

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

The United Way funds nearly 200 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. More than one million people in our bi-state community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods. For more information about United Way, visit their web site at

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $275,000 and its employees volunteered more than 2,300 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2012.

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

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