FSUCU Wins First Place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

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FSUCU wins award in recognition of its efforts to strengthen the local community.

Florida State University Credit Union recently won the first place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. Patrick La Pine, LSCU President/CEO, presented the award to FSUCU Marketing Director Harmony Nagy.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs.

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates presented the Maxwell award to credit unions in eight asset-size categories and a multiple credit union group category for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. FSUCU won first place in the $100 to $200 million assets category for the states of Florida and Alabama, which was presented at the Tallahassee Chapter of Credit Union meeting on Monday, August 26.

State winners advance to national competition for judging. The national judging is conducted by the National Credit Union Administration in October.

FSUCU's entry focused on a unique project that fulfills community needs at a level outside the traditional role of a financial institution. The online resource, http://www.TallyConnection.com, supports the needs of the community by allowing residents to gather a vast array of important information about their community in one central location. In addition, TallyConnection allows community members to interact with one another to learn more about what their community has to offer. Tools are provided to allow users to self-educate on central themes such as couponing to save money, where and how to volunteer in the community and how to become more involved. It is important for residents to communicate in order to feel like part of a community; TallyConnection provides this platform.

More details about FSUCUā€™s community outreach programs are available online at http://www.fsucu.org.

About the company:

Florida State University Credit Union offers a full range of financial services, including personal and business banking needs. Florida State University Credit Union's mission is to "maximize members' financial well-being" and their board, management team and staff consistently strive to offer competitive products and excellent service to those consumers choosing an innovative alternative to conventional banking. Florida State University Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit; member-owned financial cooperative with locations in Leon, Taylor and Wakulla counties in addition to 5,000+ shared service locations nationwide.

Membership is open to Florida State University fans, family and friends to include students, faculty, alumni and individuals living or working in Leon, Gadsden, Taylor or Wakulla County. FSUCU provides traditional business accounts and checking accounts. They also offer their members the ability to apply for Visa credit cards, automobile loans, and home equity loans. Visit Florida State University Credit Union website at http://www.fsucu.org to learn more.

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