PFCU In the Community: Q2 2023

Jul 5, 2023

Throughout the year, PFCU takes pride in assisting ordinary Philadelphians in achieve their financial goals. As an institution owned by its members, we are deeply invested in the well-being of our community. Demonstrating our commitment, we have generously donated both resources and valuable time to support various organizations and institutions across Philadelphia. Plus, we even host educational programs to empower and educate individuals.

Here’s some of the work we’re proud of:

  • Mining Diamonds: On March 3, PFCU’s Erin Ellis was invited to present the details of PFCU and Temple Athletics’ Financial Education Partnership ‘Mining Diamonds’ to Temple’s head coaching staff. The Mining Diamonds program is a collaboration between PFCU and Temple Athletics where PFCU’s financial experts like Erin Ellis, provide financial education sessions to Temple athletes to prepare them for life after graduation. 
  • EmpowHER: On March 27, PFCU and Temple Athletics co-sponsored a networking night to commemorate Women’s History Month. The goal of the event was to serve as a networking opportunity for current student-athletes at Temple by connecting them with community business leaders. The event was a “who’s who” of regional and national enterprises like Subaru and the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Mifflin Madness: On April 15, PFCU was a community sponsor for Mifflin Madness, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and community event. Comprising of teacher vs. student-led teams, the competition was fierce until the final buzzer. There were also events for younger kids, local vendors on site, snacks and student performances to enjoy.
  • Dobbins Peace Garden: In recent news, the students at Dobbins Technical High School have produced an insightful documentary, delving into the underlying causes of violence and its correlation to the environment. On April 20th, Ellis, had the honor of attending the dedication ceremony of the new Dobbins Peace Garden. PFCU further demonstrated its commitment to the cause by sponsoring lunch for the students, while also lending support to a locally owned establishment, Rock N Rolls. This exceptional endeavor received backing from various community organizations, including Dobbins Alumni Association, Soil Generation, and Interpret Green. 
    The Stellas at Temple University: On April 25, PFCU Community Relations Specialist Erin Ellis attended The Stellas, an awards ceremony recognizing Temple student-athletes and their academic achievement. Temple University donated a table so PFCU team could attend to enjoy the event and celebrate the students and the partnership with Temple Athletics.
  • LGBTQ Center Fair: On April 27, The William Way Center held a re-opening event for their LGBTQ Lending Library, with community members and supporters onsite. Hosted by Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T, a PFCU associate was in attendance and offered free giveaways and accompanying literature on what the credit union has to offer its community. 
  • Kensington Derby & Arts Festival: On Saturday, May 13, PFCU returned as a sponsor for the Kensington Derby & Arts Festival. Several PFCU associates were on-site distributing free giveaways to attendees interested in learning more of PFCU’s mission. Held annually, the Kensington Derby & Arts Festival includes a three-mile bike race, as well as live music, food stands, and a variety of local artisans to support.
  • Old Pine Community/Opportunity Day: On June 3, PFCU proudly joined as a sponsor of the esteemed Old Pine Community/Opportunity Day, and made a gracious donation of $500 and provided a school bus to facilitate the collection of food donations. The community truly came together, exemplifying their unwavering support, resulting in an impressive collection of over 1,000 pounds of food for local families in need. The Old Pine Community Center is dedicated to ensuring access to quality and nutritious food for all community members. Through their ongoing efforts, they provide essential care packages on a weekly basis, comprising groceries and other household necessities, to local families experiencing food insecurity. 
  • Mt. Airy Day: On Saturday, June 3, PFCU was a sponsor of the annual Mt. Airy Day— a festival celebrating the rich cultural history of the Mt. Airy neighborhood. A PFCU associate was present, distributing educational literature to community members and indulge attendees with free giveaways.
  • Made Institute 10th Anniversary Fashion Show: As sponsor of Made Institute’s 10th Anniversary Fashion Show, PFCU empowered the coalition of young designers who presented their capsule collections to the public— a culmination of hard work on behalf of the institute’s student body. The Made Institute plans to hold a fashion show this fall in celebration of its milestone anniversary, as well as a chance for donors to fund 10 full-tuition grants for the Institute’s Designer Development Program.

When we lend our unwavering support towards these exceptional endeavors, it truly underscores our commitment to effecting positive change in the lives of Philadelphians.

If you're interested in attending one of our educational programs lead by Community Relations Specialist and Financial Educator, Erin Ellis, or if you know anyone who might be interested, visit PFCU.com/financial-education/events-classes to register.  For more information on scheduling a complimentary financial education seminar tailored specifically for your school or organization, please reach out to Ellis at financialeducation@pfcu.com.

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On March 3, 2023, Erin was invited to present PFCU and Temple Athletics financial education partnership directly to the Temple University head coaches.

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On March 27 PFCU/Temple Athletics co-sponsored networking night to commemorate Women’s History Month. PFCU’s Erin Ellis too part in the event.

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Dollie's Delights Catering donated time and food for the Mifflin Madness event. All profits were donated to the school! Owner, Natasha Murphy is serving PFCU's Erin Ellis.

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On April 20 the Dobbins Peace Garden Dedication took place. From left to right: Ms. Carolyn Monson, President of the Dobbins Alumni Association and Dobbins alum. Indrayudh (Indy) Shome, CTE Digital Media & Music Production teacher, Shervon Thompson, Principal of Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School. and. Erin Ellis, Community Relations Specialist, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union.

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On April 25 Temple University hosted The Stellas award ceremony. From left to right: Arkeem (Mell) Byrd, Director of Player Development, Temple Football. Danita Bates, Parent/Community Outreach Liaison and Climate Staff, Dr. Tanner Duckrey School, Erin Ellis, PFCU, Brite Alexander, Climate Staff, Dr. Tanner Duckrey School.

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A view from PFCU’s stand at the 2023 Kensington Derby & Arts Festival.

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The bus used to collect food, sponsored by PFCU at the Old Pine Community/Opportunity Day.. Erin Ellis (left), is joined by Andrew Arnold, Old Pine Facilities Manager (second from right), and Zachary Cruz, Old Pine Facilities Assistant (right).

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