Community Roundup: 19154 5K Race, Financial Education Seminars, Kirkbride Center FAN Club Graduation, and more

Mar 4, 2020

On Saturday, February 1, PFCU employees participated in the 19154 5K Race. The race, held each year on “Superbowl Saturday,” is hosted by Saint Anselm Parish in the Parkwood section of Northeast Philadelphia. The race aims to bring families together to support the organization’s ongoing work of forming responsible young Philadelphians within the neighborhood.

5K Race
(from left to right): PFCU’s Pamela McBride, Sarah Medina, Regina Carolan, and Shannon Lutz at the 19154 5K Race

On Tuesday, February 4, PFCU’s Erin Ellis hosted a seminar for members of the Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps who work with city departments to fight injustices and causes of poverty. Ellis discussed financing higher education, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, credit, and general personal financial planning.

On Tuesday, February 11, Erin Ellis hosted a free credit seminar at the Northeast Regional Library for about 20 people where she discussed topics like how credit works, how to manage your credit, how to obtain and analyze a credit report, what really affects your credit, and how to reorganize your budget to reduce your bill and credit payments.

Credit Seminar
PFCU’s Erin Ellis speaking at the credit seminar at the Northeast Regional Library

On Sunday, February 16, PFCU sponsored the Temple University men’s basketball game vs. the Villanova Wildcats where Dr. Patrick Kraft, Director of Athletics at Temple University, presented the game ball to PFCU Board Treasurer Joseph F. McHugh, Jr.

Temple University Men’s Basketball Game
Second from left, Jacqueline Willmunder, PFCU Supervisory Committee member; Dr. Patrick Kraft, Director of Temple Athletics; Joseph F. McHugh, Jr., PFCU Board Treasurer; and Mary Simmons, VP of Marketing

On Tuesday, February 18, 10 individuals from the Kirkbride Center graduated from a FAN Club that was led by PFCU’s Erin Ellis in partnership with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). Financial Advancement Network (FAN) Clubs are small groups of 5-20 people who meet on a regular basis (six sessions total) to improve their money management habits, rectify troubled financial situations, and pursue their financial goals.

On Thursday, February 27, PFCU’s Erin Ellis hosted a “Lunch and Learn” with employees at the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) where she discussed how to manage your credit, pay down debts, and maximize your score.

Lunch and Learn
PFCU’s Erin Ellis guiding a “Lunch and Learn” with employees at the UAC

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