- MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
Friends of the Foundation is the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation’s membership program that enables individuals and organizations to partner with us, gaining access to financial wellness benefits, volunteer opportunities, and credit union products and services. Becoming a member not only grants active participation in the Foundation’s priorities but also acts as a catalyst for supporting disaster resilience, credit union development, and community impact programs.
We are committed to our mission of serving credit unions, communities, and their members wherever they may be. By becoming a Friend of the Foundation, you have the unique opportunity to showcase the collective strength of credit unions as a positive force for change. Your involvement directly contributes to the sustainability of credit unions, ensuring their resilience and continued impact in the years ahead.
By joining Friends of the Foundation, individuals can:
The annual membership fee is $15. Friends will have the opportunity to renew on their anniversary date.
Yes, businesses are eligible. However, this does not mean that employees of said business are Friends of the Foundation as well. They may become Friends, but they would have to pay the annual membership fee separately.
Yes, the Friend is considered a life-long member of the credit union after the initial membership fee has been paid, however, they will no longer receive Friends of the Foundation membership benefits.
You have the opportunity to demonstrate the combined strength of credit unions as a force for good and help us ensure the sustainability of credit unions by becoming a Friend of the Foundation.Join Friends of the Foundation
By adding the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation as an Affiliate Association to your credit union’s field of membership, all Friends of the Foundation members will be eligible to join your credit union.
While participation in a shared branching network or a shared ATM network is not required in order to add Friends of the Foundation to your field of membership, CUs will be required to demonstrate to their respective regulator or supervisory authority the CU’s ability to serve the members of Foundation including any other regulatory or statutory requirements relative to reasonable proximity to a service facility that may be applicable to adding groups to a credit union’s field of membership. Many CUs meet this requirement through participation in shared branching and shared ATM networks.
There are a couple of different options for submitting Friends’ names, contact information, and membership dues to the Foundation. Foundation staff will work with each credit union to determine the best option to ensure compliance and facilitation of necessary information.