The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Join Us In Making People’s Lives Better

On March 7th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

It is better to give than to receive.  I’m sure you agree that this caring thought is on the very short list of some of the best ideas to ever be considered.  Getting a gift is good too, but giving and then watching a person’s face erupt with a smile from ear to ear upon receipt of something special – well, that’s truly one of the great blessings in life.

St. Louis Community Credit Union is all about giving.  Our DNA, the way we’re wired, is pretty simple.  We figure out how we can give back to our members and our community.  That’s what great businesses do.  SLCCU exists to efficiently convert resources into products and services that make people’s lives better.  Yes, we’re in the “extreme makeover” business.

In fact, we’ve got Washington University’s esteemed Olin Business School focused on that very issue as we speak.  What we do, how we do it, and how much we give back in the form of lower fees, better rates, personalized service, customized products,  convenient branches, ATMs and no-cost online services is being studied and quantified.  I’ll give you a brief preview: we give back millions.  AND THAT’S NOT ENOUGH!

Thus, St. Louis Community CU Foundation was born.  A full-fledged 501(c)(3) non-profit that exists as a way for the Credit Union’s staff and members to practice the tenets of giving on a whole new plane.  The primary role of the Foundation is to empower our community through financial education.  It’s an irrefutable fact, the smarter that folks manage their money (at whatever age), their standard of living and lifestyle improves.

We’ve already done some good things (see our web site) and there is more to come.  Scholarships, educational presentations, credit seminars, books to read and school supplies to be distributed are all part of what we have planned in the coming years.  As you can imagine, it takes money.

The coffers are filling up, but we have big dreams and big ideas.  We need for our 40,000-plus members and our 100-plus staff to get involved.  It’s time to raise some money and give back to this community we call home.

Starting this coming week, we’re going to invite everyone to become a part of the wonderful blessing to give.  It’s our turn to share our good fortune in a big way or the smallest of ways. If you’re writing a check, one million dollars has six zeroes.  But we’ll take a dollar a month, the extra change in your pocket, or a couple of bucks previously earmarked for your favorite Starbucks drink.  Whatever the case, join me and so many others in giving to make people’s lives better.

Every dollar donated to the Foundation will be used to help our community.  That’s right, 100% of all that you give is given back to our community.  Click here for more information on how to make a contribution.

Please join SLCCU in making our community the best it can be.  Financial justice for all rings loud.  Yes, you can make a difference and put a smile on a face.

One Response to “Join Us In Making People’s Lives Better”

  • Grateful51 says:

    I think what we are doing is an awesome testament to the Credit Union creed of People Helping People. I'm happy that I work for an organization that truly care and live up the the creed.

    a current employee

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