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Committed to enhancing our communities

Like you, we live and work here. We care about the community and its people, and we want to see them thrive. We actively enhance the quality of life in the communities where we live, work and play.

We donate money and staff time throughout the year to help renovate parks, support our local sports teams, provide winter coats to those less fortunate and support our local troops on assignment overseas. For more information on our community contributions in the past few months, click on the links to our blog posts below.
 

  • PFCU Put the Pedal to the Metal at its Second Annual Custom and Classic Benefit Car Show

    This past Sunday, PFCU hosted its second annual Custom & Classic Benefit Car Show at our Operations Center on Townsend Road. The event drew hundreds of automobile fanatics and families, all of whom were treated to a spectacular display of classic cars including stock, modified, rat rod, race cars, customs, imports, special interest, antiques, new generation and motorcycles.

    PFCU’s annual Car Show offers fun for the entire family. Attendees enjoyed food, music, a 50/50 raffle and a number of automotive-themed games, including a spark plug race, fan belt toss and creeper race. The event also featured a number of kid-friendly activities, including a moon bounce and game train, to get the younger crowd involved in the action.

    Car owners from all over Philadelphia engaged in friendly competition to have their vehicles judged in 17 different categories. Our panel of automotive expert judges awarded over 100 trophies such as Best of Show, Club Participation, Paint, Interior, Engine, Modified, Sound and many more.

    We’re pleased to donate a portion of proceeds from this year’s event to Homes for Our Troops, a nationwide charity that helps build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives.

    Special thanks goes out to attendees, vendors and everyone else who joined us this past weekend to make this year’s event our best car show yet.

    Car owners from all over Philadelphia joined us at our Operations Center this past Sunday. Dozens of automotive masterpieces flooded into our grounds and attracted enthusiasts of all ages.

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  • PFCU Gets Things Moving as First-Ever Title Sponsor of the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival

    This past weekend, thousands gathered at the intersection of Trenton Avenue and Norris Street to cheer on a parade of human-powered sculptures participating in this year’s Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival.

    Coinciding with the event’s 10th anniversary, PFCU is proud to serve as the first-ever title sponsor of this unique and whacky Philadelphia tradition, which annually attracts hundreds of local artists, musicians, food vendors and spectators to enjoy a wonderfully bizarre parade of man-powered sculpture floats.

    On Saturday, May 16th, onlookers cheered for their favorite derby teams as dozens of creatively-themed vehicles of all shapes and sizes romped through Kensington. Participants crossed over man-made obstacles and eventually plowed through the infamous mud pit finish line.

    Teams were judged on the fun and ingenuity of each sculpture float, competing in the categories of Best Art, Best Costume, Best Engineering, People’s Choice, Best Breakdown and the esteemed Judge’s Choice Award.

    2015 marks the first year that PFCU partnered with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation and the East Kensington Neighbors Association to sponsor what has become a Philadelphia tradition, while also bringing fresh and exciting opportunities for participants and attendees. Beyond the typical hijinks of the annual event, this year included expanded involvement for kids and students, giveaways for event attendees and several live bands.

    As newer residents to the Kensington community, we’re happy to support our neighbors during the “best day in the neighborhood” and look forward to being a part of this fun and creative event for several years to come.

    If you missed the derby this past Saturday, be sure to mark your calendars for 2016!

    Derby teams assemble with their sculpture floats - costume-clad and ready for action

    The finish line: a thick pit of mud ends the ride

    We enjoyed spending time with fellow community members and handed out gifts to event attendees

    Pictured from left to right are: Eugerta Saraci, Business Development Specialist, Theresa Manzi, Business Development Specialist, Kevin Biederman, Business Development Manager, and Karen Eavis, Communications Specialist

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  • PFCU Helps Fishtown-Area Residents Hone Their Pitch During Recent Small Business Workshop

    PFCU recently partnered with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and Fishtown Area Business Association (FABA) to host The Art of the Pitch Workshop, an interactive seminar aimed at helping start-up and seasoned business owners hone and perfect their business pitch to potential investors and business partners.

    On Wednesday, April 8, neighborhood residents gathered at PFCU’s Fishtown branch to hear expert panelists from PFCU, FINANTA and Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) answer some of the more popular – as well as the lesser known – questions small business owners often ask when planning their “small business pitch” and when navigating the small business loan application process. Following the panel discussion, attendees had the opportunity to break into smaller groups to practice giving their own pitches aloud and receive valuable feedback from their peers.

    While several attendees walked away with awesome prize giveaways (many thanks to our friends at WBDC), no one left empty-handed. Thanks to our expert panelists and moderator, everyone left last night with a new (or expertly honed) pitch to use to quickly “sell” their business idea to potential investors, lenders, and/or partners.

    The event is part of a larger series of small business networking events that are replicated at various locations within PFCU’s footprint throughout the year to encourage networking and socializing among small business owners.

    Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fishtown/New Kensington Small Business Workshop and for helping to make it such a success. We look forward to planning the next event of its kind and continuing our mission to provide Philadelphians with the knowledge, confidence and resources to achieve financial success. Stay tuned for which neighborhood is next!

     

     

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  • PFCU The Art of the Pitch Workshop to Help Fishtown-area Business Owners Perfect their Business Pitch

    PFCU, New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and Fishtown Area Business Association (FABA) have once again teamed up to host The Art of the Pitch Workshop, an interactive seminar to help start-up and seasoned businesses hone and perfect their business pitch to potential investors and business partners.

    This collaborative workshop will take on a “present, model, practice” format. That is, attendees will hear from a diverse group of panelists, including representatives from PFCU, FINANTA and Women’s Business Development Center, as they present expert insight on how to pitch your business to potential investors and business partners; followed by brief presentations from each panelist as they act out a model pitch; culminating with breakout groups during which attendees will be given the opportunity, if they wish, to practice giving their own pitches aloud and receiving valuable feedback.

    Attendees will learn to perfect the way you present your business to potential investors, lenders, and/or partners – walk out with a new (or expertly honed!) “pitch” you can use to quickly describe why your business/product/idea is fantastic, plus a chance to win great prizes.

    The event, part of a larger series of small business networking events that are replicated at various locations within PFCU’s footprint throughout the year, will take place on Wednesday, April 8 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at PFCU’s Fishtown Branch located at 2136 E. Dauphin Street. PFCU, NKCDC and FABA welcome all new, existing and future small business owners in the Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond neighborhoods to attend.

    Regardless of whether you’re business has been in operation for years or your next business venture hasn’t been shared with anyone beyond the walls of your own imagination, The Art of the Pitch Workshop will help you gain the knowledge and confidence to present your idea.

    To register for the event, please visit here.

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  • PFCU Celebrates at the 245th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade

    On Sunday, March 15, PFCU donned our festive Irish gear as we marched in the 245th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia. A presenting sponsor of the parade for the past nine years, PFCU was proud to celebrate the 2015 parade theme, “St. Patrick, Bless, Strengthen and Pray for our Families,” with a float depicting a family gathered around the dinner table in anticipation of the Pope’s World Meeting of Families.

    More than 100 PFCU volunteers, decked out in green and shamrocks, joined thousands of spectators for the walk down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Eakins Oval to honor Philadelphia’s Irish heritage. PFCU attendees included Board Chairman, Joseph F. McHugh, Jr. and his family, as well as Board Members Vincent Colaberdino, Dennis McBride and James McAneney. Philadelphia has been celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 245 years, making it the second oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the entire country.

    In case you missed the live action of the parade last weekend, here are a few photos from the day’s festivities.

    PFCU Float

    (From left) Patrick Williams, Chief Information Officer, his wife Linda, and Vincent Colaberdino, PFCU Board Member

    (From left) Karen Eavis, Communications Specialist with CBS3’s Kate Bilo

     

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  • PFCU Presents Check Donation to the United Way of Columbia County

    Last week several PFCU representatives visited the United Way of Columbia County to present them with a generous donation to help support the variety of health and human service initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals in Columbia County.

    The donation was funded by employees at PFCU’s Bloomsburg branch, who throughout the year raised money for their Sunshine Club. “Each employee is granted permission to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays and then we deposit $1 each time to a PFCU savings account,” said Colleen DiPietro, Branch Manager at PFCU’s Bloomsburg branch. “At the end of the year, PFCU matches the amount we’ve raised and we identify a local charity to donate the money to.”

    PFCU Bloomsburg started the Sunshine Club at the branch four years ago and employees have continuously raised more money each year. In 2014 employees raised $425, for a matched donation of $850.

    “It’s a nice way for PFCU to give back to the community that supports the Bloomsburg branch while at the same time allowing employees to have a bit of fun. We like selecting different local organizations each year to donate to in order to spread our support across a variety of causes,” said DiPietro.

    PFCU Bloomsburg Branch Manager, Colleen DiPietro, presents a check to John Thomas, President of United Way of Columbia County.

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  • Students, Members, Family and Friends Celebrate PFCU Day at Temple University with Half-Court Shot Contest and Prize Giveaways

    This past Saturday, February 14, one lucky Temple University student was given a chance to win $10,000 during the Temple University Men’s Basketball Game. Connor Rattey was randomly selected from among all of the students who entered PFCU’s Shot to Win $10,000 contest, to take a half-court shot in front of a packed Liacouras Center.

    Connor’s shot came close and even hit the net, but sadly, no fanfare. Fortunately for Connor, he didn’t walk away empty handed. PFCU awarded him a $100 PFCU Visa Gift Card as a consolation prize for participating in the contest.

    This special promotion was part of the credit union’s annual PFCU Day at Temple University celebration. In addition to rooting for Connor as he attempted the half-court shot, PFCU employees and members, students and fans came out to support the Temple Owls Men’s Basketball Team, cheering them on to victory as they beat out the East Carolina Pirates, 66 – 53.

    To further the excitement, attendees of Saturday’s game shared in celebrating Hooter the Owl’s birthday. In honor of the special day, PFCU gave away a Temple Owls duffle bag to the first 1,500 fans -- ages 14 and under – to arrive, and had a raffle prize drawing for a Kindle Fire HDX.

    Thanks to all who entered PFCU’s Shot to Win $10,000 Contest, and for coming out to Saturday’s game to help us celebrate PFCU Day at Temple University!

     

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  • PFCU Stays Active in the Community with 19154 5K and PFCU Day at Bloomsburg University

     

    On Saturday, January 31st, a team of PFCU employees took to the streets during the 3rd Annual 19154 5K Race in Northeast Philadelphia. Participants of all different skill levels and from neighborhoods all over Philadelphia gathered in the depths of winter to support the community and take part in this race.

    All proceeds from the event benefited the youth and young adult ministries of St. Anselm Church in Northeast Philadelphia.
    Now in its third year, the 19154 5K Race has become a neighborhood staple, taking runners through a chip-timed, USATF-certified course in Parkwood Manor and Torrey Woods, two picturesque sections of Northeast Philadelphia.

    The family-oriented race helps to support the area’s ongoing work of forming responsible young Philadelphians within the 19154 neighborhoods and beyond, and serves as a great opportunity for PFCU employees to be active in the community and advocate for a great cause.

    In addition to several PFCU employees running in the race, PFCU served as a mile-marker sponsor.

    On Saturday, February 7, employees from our Bloomsburg branch attended the PFCU sponsored-basketball game to watch the Bloomsburg Huskies take on the East Stroudsburg Warriors. The Huskies lost 81-69 but the fans appreciated the PFCU co-branded knit caps, compliments of PFCU.

    Pictured above: PFCU employees Shana Hartzel and Michelle Keefer pose with Husky, the Bloomsburg University mascot.

    Pictured above: Bloomsburg’s girls basketball team is all smiles in their new PFCU knit caps.

     

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  • PFCU Presents Generous Donation to Delaware Valley Veterans Home

    Last week several PFCU representatives visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home to present them with a generous donation to help support the variety of personalized services and recreational programs available to residents. Run by the state of Pennsylvania, the Delaware Valley Veterans Home is located near PFCU’s Operations Center in northeast Philadelphia and is home to 171 veteran residents and their spouses.

    The donation was funded by the proceeds raised from PFCU’s inaugural Custom & Classic Benefit Car Show in October. This daylong event offered a variety of family-friendly activities for attendees, including a judged car show with more than 80 competing vehicles in 17 different classes.

     

    PFCU Board Treasurer, Dennis McBride (right), presents a check to Debbie Oliveri, Director of Nursing and Bill McGoldrick, Volunteer Coordinator, both of Delaware Valley Veterans Home

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  • PFCU Brings Holiday Cheer to St. Ignatius Residents with Santa For Seniors Program

    This past week PFCU employees delivered 148 wrapped presents to each of the residents at St. Ignatius Nursing Home. The gift drop-off is part of PFCU’s “Santa For Seniors” program, an internal community initiative that allows employees to adopt a senior to fulfill his or her holiday wish of a gift. 2014 marks the third consecutive year PFCU has partnered with the West Philadelphia nursing home to lift holiday spirits and make the season brighter for St. Ignatius residents.

    “This time of year can be extremely lonely for seniors, many of whom don’t get to enjoy the holidays as they once did,” said Amy Baranowski, Human Resources Trainer at PFCU.
    “It’s heartwarming to see how a small token of kindness can have such a big impact. Each employee’s generosity is met with great appreciation and the unforgettable look of the residents’ faces lighting up when we arrive.”

    The holiday season is a time to give thanks for our own good fortune and give back to others who are less fortunate. Every year PFCU aims to help our neighbors who may not have family and friends with whom to celebrate the holidays, and the “Santa For Seniors” program has become a nice time-honored tradition to fulfill that mission.

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