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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 Hits the Pavement to Raise Money & Awareness for Adults and Children with Disabilities

    Over the weekend, PFCU supported Special People in Northeast, Inc.’s annual Possibilities in the Park 5K, a day our employees look forward to each year! The 5K was held in the industrial park surrounding SPIN’s Drummond Road Campus.

    We were happy to have such a great turnout this year, with a team of more than 20 PFCU employees who participated in the run, including Dennis McBride, our Board Treasurer. Employees walked and rain in the race with their families to raise money for the development of community resources and services to help improve the quality of life for adults and children with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism.

    Sunday’s race marks the seventh consecutive year we’ve sponsored the event and the Special People in the Northeast, and as always, we are proud to show our support of such a deserving cause. In addition to our team of runners, we were pleased to make a $2,500 donation to the nonprofit.

    Madeline Heary, Francesco Tieri and Abby McKeown

    Mary Miller, Dennis McBride, Robert Pacchianelli, Anne Garland, Melissa Cummings, Amanda Thomson, Matthew McDermott, Angelena Soda, Katie McDevitt, Jill Dembinski, Karen Eavis and Katie Pease

    Francesco Tieri, Madeline Heary, Mary Miller, Dennis McBride and Theresa Perri

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  • PFCU to Host 2nd Annual Small Business Networking Event for Fishtown-area Business Owners

    On Wednesday, April 30th, PFCU will host a Small Business Networking Event at O3 World in Fishtown.  The event, the second of its kind, is part of larger series of events that will be replicated at various locations within PFCU’s footprint throughout the year. The goal is to encourage small business owners to come together to network, socialize and hear from a representative of PFCU report on the economic business climate of a specific Philadelphia neighborhood – and what that means for small businesses.

    For the upcoming event, PFCU has partnered with New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and Fishtown Area Business Association (FABA) to develop a survey distributed among small business owners in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood to gain a better understanding of the goals and economic needs of the small business owner and to address small business-oriented topics influencing/of interest to Fishtown and Kensington’s small business owners.

    During the networking event, Mike Driscoll, VP of Business Development at PFCU, will give a presentation based on the results and responses collected from the survey.  Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss amongst each other their reactions to the findings and the meaning behind some of the trends in what people mentioned as issues and obstacles to starting a business. The event also offers small business owners a chance to network with one another while enjoying a relaxing evening of free food and drink. 

    This particular event is extra special in that it is occurring just two weeks after the first anniversary of PFCU’s Fishtown area branch, which opened on April 16, 2013 on Dauphin Street, and has since become very involved in the community.

    More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. They are the foundation of our region’s economy. Unfortunately, many business owners overlook credit unions as a reliable source for taking out a business loan and other small business services. With the Small Business Networking Event, PFCU hopes to increase awareness of its line of business services among the community’s business owners.

    To register for the event, please visit here.

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  • PFCU at the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    On Sunday, March 16, PFCU stepped out armed with Irish flags and four leaf clovers for the 244th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia. A presenting sponsor of the parade for the past eight years, PFCU celebrated the 2014 parade theme, “St. Patrick, Bless the Contributions of Irish Americans to Our Nation” with a float depicting the Irish American Museum and marchers dressed up as famous Irish-Americans.

    More than 50 PFCU volunteers decked out in green, including James McAneney, President/CEO of PFCU and Joseph F. McHugh, Jr., Board Chairman, joined thousands of spectators for the walk down John F. Kennedy Boulevard toward the Philadelphia Art Museum to honor Philadelphia’s Irish heritage. Philadelphia has been celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 244 years, making it the second oldest parade in the county.

    If you missed the parade in action last weekend, an encore of the festive event will air on CWPhilly on Sunday, March 16 from 4 – 7 p.m., followed by a second encore on Monday, March 17 from 9 a.m. – Noon on CBS3.


    PFCU was proud to sponsor Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the eight year in a row!
    Pictured: PFCU Board Chairman Joseph F. McHugh, Jr. (center) with Patrick and Susan Williams


    PFCU volunteers marched down JKF Boulevard to celebrate Philadelphia’s Irish heritage.
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    : PFCU Board Chairman Joseph F. McHugh, Jr. and James McAneney, President/CEO


    Karen Eavis, Communications Specialist with CBS 3’s Bob Kelly
    during the airing of the parade on the CW Philly

     
    Decked out in costumes, PFCU volunteers waved to the crowd while aboard PFCU’s float depicting the Irish American Museum.

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  • PFCU to Host Two Personal Finance Seminars in March

    PFCU will be hosting two free educational seminars this month for members.  The first, a Homebuying Seminar, will be held on March 11th from 6 – 7:30 p.m., at the Northeast Regional Library. We know that considering buying a home is a big decision, and we want to provide you with as much information a possible to make you feel prepared and confident about your purchase. Hear from PFCU Mortgage Representatives as they teach you all there is to know about shopping for a home, negotiating the price and financing. And just for using PFCU’s CU Realty Home Rebate Program you will receive $100s to $1,000s of dollars off of your closing costs!

    On March 18th from 6 – 7 p.m., PFCU will hold a Budgeting & Credit Seminar at the Northeast Regional Library.  During this informational seminar, PFCU will teach you the basics of credit and provide tips for getting on track to stop overspending and start saving more money.  PFCU will help you:

    • Understand the importance of saving and where your money goes
    • Get the tools to create a realistic budget and manage your credit
    • Learn how to obtain and analyze a credit report
    • Find out about the effects of bankruptcy and what really affects your credit

    To register for a seminar, please call 215.934.3580 or email at meminfo@pfcu.com.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • PFCU Day at Temple University

    On Sunday, February 16, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union celebrated PFCU Day at Temple University. Several PFCU employees and Board members came out to support the Temple Owls men’s basketball team as they faced the SMU Mustangs at the Liacouras Center on Temple’s campus.

    During the game, PFCU employees held a raffle drawing for members who purchased tickets to the game and a winner was selected at half-time.

    The Owls kept fans cheering hard throughout the entire game as the men’s basketball team beat Southern Methodist University 71-64.  To further the excitement, all attendees of Sunday’s game were encouraged to help celebrate Hooter the Owl’s birthday. In honor of the special day, PFCU gave away a Temple Owls knit cap to the first 1,500 fans -- ages 14 and under – to arrive. Following the game, fans had the opportunity to participate in a picture-taking and autograph session with the players.

    The Owls make us proud to have a presence in the Philadelphia community!

    Pictured:  Shakira Linzey, PFCU member, stands with Timothy Lederer, PFCU Board Member (left) and Joseph F. McHugh, Jr., PFCU Board Chairman (right) to show off her brand new Kindle Fire HDX, which she won at a raffle drawing during the recent PFCU Day at Temple University.

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  • PFCU Employees Hit the Pavement in Support of Local Philadelphia Neighborhood

    This past Saturday, February 1st, a team of several PFCU employees participated in the 2nd Annual 19154 5K Race in Northeast Philadelphia.  Participants in all shapes, skills and sizes – from athletes to amateurs, runners to walkers, children to adults – 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. 

    Just in its second year, the 19154 5K Race has become a popular event among amateur and avid runners alike, taking participants through a chip-timed, USATF-certified course in Parkwood Manor and Torrey Woods, two picturesque sections of Northeast Philadelphia, both rich in history.

    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.

    PFCU is thankful to have the opportunity to participate in the annual 19154 5K Race and show our support for an important neighborhood entity whose roots are grounded within the PFCU footprint, and who provides assistance and support for hundreds of kids and young adults in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Pictured are PFCU employees Sarah Medina, Sandy Boerner, Dawn McCullough, as well as Dawn’s daughter.

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  • PFCU Day at Bloomsburg University


    On Saturday, February 1, employees from our Bloomsburg branch attended our PFCU sponsor game to watch the Bloomsburg Huskies take on the Lock Haven Bald Eagles. The Huskies won 77 – 76 and the attendees received a co-branded backpack as a free gift! A good time was had by all.

    Caption for photo: From left, Colleen DiPietro, Branch Manager, Amanda Kendall and Alyssa Levan, branch employees.

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  • Protect Your Identity and the Planet with PFCU Shredding Events

    Start the New Year on a green foot. Join us at one of our upcoming Shredding Days, where members can shred personal documents such as pre-approved credit card offers, cancelled checks and other confidential documents. All documents are safely shredded on site in a large truck and are then recycled.

    According to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 16.6 million people in the United States experienced at least one incident of identity theft in 2012. It can take months to resolve financial and credit problems due to theft, which can lead to serious emotional distress. Save yourself time and anxiety by properly disposing of personal documents. With PFCU’s Shredding Days, we’ve made it easy for you!

    At past Shredding Day events, PFCU members have shredded and recycled thousands of pounds of documents, and we encourage our members to get involved in saving the environment and protecting their identity at Shredding Day events slated for this year as well.

    For your convenience, all PFCU Paper Shredding Day events are scheduled for the 2014 calendar year. Check for the location nearest you. Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming Shredding Days, but be sure to visit www.pfcu.com for more information:

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  • PFCU Bloomsburg Branch Donates to a Local Womens Shelter

    This year, the Bloomsburg Branch Sunshine Club donated funds to The Women’s Center Inc., located in Bloomsburg, PA.  The organization helps women who have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, providing a warm shelter and necessities for victims and their families.

    Caption for photo: Colleen DiPietro, Branch Manager presents the check to Zabrina Finn, Executive Director of the Women’s Center Inc.

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  • PFCU Holiday Virtual Food Drive

    During the month of December, we created a virtual food drive with the help of Philabundance, in an effort to end hunger and help put food on the table for hundreds of families during the holidays. PFCU has long been committed to serving our community and with the help of members, friends, colleagues and families, were raised $3,160 in little over three weeks, that also included a 100% matched donation by our Board of Directors. Kathy Meyer, PFCU Board Member, presented the check to Susan Fink, Senior VP & Chief Development Officer of Philabundance.

    Caption for photo: Karen Eavis, Communications Specialist, Kathy Meyer, PFCU Board Member present the proceeds of our Holiday Virtual Food Drive to Susan Fink, Philabundance.

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