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FSUCU: An Active Partner In Our Community

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Auto loans taken out at FSU Credit Union directly benefit local charitable organizations. We will donate $10 per eligible loan to our highlighted local charity of the month. It is a win-win partnership! You get a loan with a great rate saving you money and money is given back to our community.

    COMMUNITY CHARITY RECIPIENTS

  • JUNE 2016: Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy



    The Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA) is the City of Tallahassee’s summer youth employment program. The program includes a 6-week employment opportunity with the City of Tallahassee or a local/private organization along with leadership and professional training focused on personal and professional growth, financial literacy and responsibility and job skills needed for future career placements.

    Mission Statement: Building leaders for a dynamic future.

  • MAY 2016: Tallahassee Youth Orchestras



    The Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, Inc. consists of several vibrant ensembles and serves over 150 families. The TYO employs some of the area's brightest and best professional music educators and boasts a large number of parent volunteers and active board of directors. As it has since the 1990s, the TYO is also staffed by music majors from Florida State University's distinguished College of Music, each of whom exhibit a deep commitment to music pedagogy.

    Mission Statement: The mission of the TYO is to play a vigorous role in the cultural fabric of our community by providing a capstone orchestral experience for young musicians.

  • APRIL 2016: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc.

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,700 for April loan results.



    The Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee is a "home away from home" for the families of pediatric patients being treated at area hospitals and medical facilities. The majority of families who stay at the House live more than ten miles away and have children being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Capital Regional Medical Center, Health South Rehabilitation Center or other area clinics. Each year thousands of children and their families depend on the support of the Ronald McDonald House to provide comfort and care during difficult times. Families are asked for a donation of $10 per night. However, no family is ever turned away because of the inability to pay. The actual cost per night is about $60 and the average stay for a family is seven nights.


    Mission Statement: At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc., it is our mission to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.

  • MARCH 2016: American Red Cross Capital Area Chapter

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,280 for March loan results.



    Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves more than 430,000 people in North Florida, within the Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, & Wakulla counties. They respond to approximately five emergencies and disasters a week across the region-home fires, floods, building collapses-and more, providing shelter, food, clothing and emotional support at no cost to those in need.


    Mission Statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

  • FEBRUARY 2016: Tallahassee World Ballet

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,790 for February loan results.



    World Ballet Inc. (WBI) is a professional ballet company that is dedicated to the expansion and enrichment of cultural life regionally, throughout the state of Florida and beyond. As the premier ballet company in the Tallahassee region, World Ballet's vision is to bring a new level of excellence to ballet and dance through education and creativity, elevating and setting new standards and inspiring a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence.


    World Ballet Inc., founded in the summer of 2008, is a non profit studio under the direction of internationally acclaimed Henry Hernandez.

  • JANUARY 2016: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,780 for January loan results.



    For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


    Mission Statement: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

  • JULY - DECEMBER 2015: KIDZ1STFUND

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $17,390 for Aug-Dec loan results.



    Kidz1stFund provides support to families affected by FA, provides education and awareness about this disease, and raises money for Fanconi anemia research with the goal of finding a cure. Kidz1stFund began in 2011 by Jimbo and Candi Fisher to raise awareness and funds for Fanconi anemia research in the hopes of finding a cure for their son and the thousands of other FA patients. The Fund provides support to families affected by Fanconi anemia, provides education to raise awareness about this disease and raises money for Fanconi anemia research at the Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Minnesota, the single largest treatment center for patients with Fanconi anemia in the country.


    Mission Statement: To raise awareness and research funds to find a cure for Fanconi anemia

  • JULY 2015: Tallahassee Museum

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,880 for July loan results.



    The Tallahassee Museum is a privately funded, non-profit corporation in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1957, a group of teachers, several civic groups and other interested members of the community established the Tallahassee Junior Museum to offer school children enriching experiences with science, art, history, and world cultures. In the 1960s, it moved to its present location on a chain of lakes. By 1980, the Museum exhibits included a collection of restored historical buildings, and by 1990 its Wildlife Florida Trail of native wildlife featured Florida panthers and endangered red wolves.


    Mission Statement: The Tallahassee Museum promotes knowledge and understanding of the Big Bend's cultural history and natural environment, inspiring people to enrich their lives and build a better community.

  • JUNE 2015: Goodwill of the Big Bend

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,460 for June loan results.



    Goodwill of the Big Bend, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in 1965 as a branch of Goodwill Industries International, one of the nation's top five most valuable and recognized non-profits. Goodwill is the leading nonprofit provider of job training programs in the United States and Canada.


    Mission Statement: To provide job training, education and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, helping them to reach their fullest potential in supporting themselves and their families. Goodwill also provides barrier-free apartment complexes in which people with disabilities can live independently.

  • MAY 2015: Girls on the Run of the Big Bend

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,410 for May loan results.



    Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result-making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.


    Mission Statement: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

  • APRIL 2015: Children's Week
    and Rock the Pink Lip Sync Benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,640 for April loan results.



    Children's Week provides a platform to bring together children's advocates to deliver the message that every child in Florida must be healthy, ready to learn, and able to achieve their full potential.



    Rock the Pink Lip Sync is a unique, FREE, family-friendly event for the Tallahassee community, established in 2012 by a group of volunteers to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds to help breast cancer patients. All proceeds from Rock the Pink stay in Tallahassee and benefit the Tallahassee Memorial Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center to fund mammograms and related transportation for low-income women.

  • MARCH 2015: Southern Scholarship Foundation

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3.080 for March loan results.



    For over fifty years, Southern Scholarship Foundation has helped thousands of students with outstanding academic abilities, good character and financial need realize their dream of a college education. Qualified students attending Florida A&M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, and University of Florida are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to live in one of twenty-seven, furnished scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus.


    Mission Statement: The Mission of Southern Scholarship Foundation is to help deserving young people who lack financial resources, but demonstrate excellent academic merit and good character, attend institutions of higher education.

  • FEBRUARY 2015: American Cancer Society

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,250 for February loan results.



    The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 11 geographic Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.


    Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

  • JANUARY 2015: Alzheimer's Project

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,600 for January loan results.



    Alzheimer's Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by grants and private donations. Alzheimer's Project, Inc. is dedicated to providing relief to the caregivers of persons suffering from Alzheimer's Disease or other memory impairments. ALL services available to the caregivers are provided FREE of charge. The goal of Alzheimer's Project, Inc. is to keep caregivers healthier, both physically and emotionally, to prolong the abilities of caregivers, and to delay institutionalization of the patients.

    Mission Statement: Alzheimer's Project, Inc. (AP) exists to provide comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers in the Big Bend area.

  • JULY - DECEMBER 2014: KIDZ1STFUND

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $18,860 for July-December loan results.



    Kidz1stFund provides support to families affected by FA, provides education and awareness about this disease, and raises money for Fanconi anemia research with the goal of finding a cure. Kidz1stFund began in 2011 by Jimbo and Candi Fisher to raise awareness and funds for Fanconi anemia research in the hopes of finding a cure for their son and the thousands of other FA patients. The Fund provides support to families affected by Fanconi anemia, provides education to raise awareness about this disease and raises money for Fanconi anemia research at the Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Minnesota, the single largest treatment center for patients with Fanconi anemia in the country.

    Mission Statement: To raise awareness and research funds to find a cure for Fanconi anemia

  • JUNE 2014: WFSU

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,430 for June loan results.



    WFSU is Public Media, PBS, and NPR for Northern Florida and Southern Georgia. In total, WFSU provides two television broadcast stations (WFSU and WFSG), one cable television station (4FSU), one statewide satellite television service (The Florida Channel), four FM broadcast stations (WFSU, WFSQ WFSW, and WFSL, with repeaters in Marianna, Apalachicola and Port St. Joe), and Internet webcasting services. WFSU is a member of both PBS and NPR national networks. Additionally, WFSU provides community outreach and educational services. Examples include Raising Readers and online children's projects associated with the PBS Kids Go! brand. WFSU is also a teaching and learning lab for Florida State University students, and provides satellite and production services to local businesses.

    Mission Statement: The mission of WFSU/WFSG is to provide the general public with a means of expanding and enriching its knowledge by extending the University's traditional role as a cultural and scientific resource.

  • MAY 2014: Tallahassee Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association
    and Lutheran Social Services of North Florida and Young Actor's Theatre

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,380 for May loan results.



    The Tallahassee Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association (TCPAAA) was organized "to promote the Citizens' Police Academy continuing education/training, to support the continued growth and development of the Citizens' Police Academy, and to participate in activities that contribute to the well-being of the community."



    Lutheran Social Services of North Florida (LSSNF) works to develop, fund, implement, and administer programs to address the unmet social service needs of the low-income residents in our community; the not-for-profit human service agencies that serve them; and to provide housing for our residents that are experiencing homelessness.



    Young Actors Theatre, YAT, offers a comprehensive theatre education program that integrates the three key elements of the performing arts: drama, music, and dance. Students are placed in classes according to age, experience, and ability.

    Young Actors Theatre Benefit Performance of Godspell benefiting Lutheran Social Services of North Florida. Click here for details.

  • APRIL 2014: FSU College of Human Sciences Food Dash

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,250 for April loan results.



    Fight hunger and promote a healthy lifestyle by running/walking with us on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8:30am for our second annual CHS Food Dash 5k run/walk. Entry fee is a minimum of two (2) non-perishable boxed or canned goods that will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and FSU Food Pantry.


    Hunger Byte: More than 114,900 people live in poverty in the 11 counties we serve. Of these 29,400 are children.

  • MARCH 2014: Early Leaning Coalition of the Big Bend Region

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,760 for March loan results.



    The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region (ELC) is a private not-for-profit organization that provides services to families, children, and child care providers in the seven counties that comprise northern Florida's Big Bend Region: Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla. The ELC works collaboratively with families, their children, and local child care providers to help prepare children for success in school and support families' ability to work. Through effective parent education and professional development for child care professionals, the ELC connects the home and school by sharing critical information and resources on child development and how to best support each child's individual growth.


    Mission Statement: Provide leadership and advocacy that builds a community where all children are prepared for success in school.

  • FEBRUARY 2014: Capital City Youth Services

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,130 for February loan results.



    Capital City Youth Services offers counseling and outreach services to youth and their families, and emergency shelter services to youth in crisis. They serve youth and families throughout the Big Bend area of North Florida, including Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties. All services are free and confidential. All of their programs focus on reaching out and helping youth and families who have found themselves in situations beyond their control.


    Mission Statement: To promote the healthy development of youth and families.

  • JANUARY 2014: Stubbs' Educational Foundation

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,300 for January loan results.



    The Stubbs' Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes music instruction is a vital factor in the character development and well-being of all persons of all ages. Their goal is to make music more accessible in our community by providing music and academic scholarships for students in North Florida and South Georgia. At least 70% of the scholarships go to financially need-based recipients and the remaining to merit recipients.


    Mission Statement: SEF's mission is to empower children in our communities by raising funds to award scholarships in music and academic education

  • DECEMBER: Leon County Humane Society

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,830 for December loan results.



    Formed in 1960, LCHS has since been dedicated to matching families with homeless pets and educating the community about responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering. Each year, LCHS adopts out nearly 500 pets and provides spay/neuter assistance for many more. Their dedicated Board of Directors, advisors, staff, and over 600 volunteers work tirelessly to socialize and provide companionship to all of their animals.


    Mission Statement: As the oldest and largest animal rescue organization in the greater Tallahassee area, the Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) is dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in our community. Our important programs help to relieve animal suffering, prevent animal cruelty, eliminate overpopulation of animals, promote humane education and enhance the human/animal bond.

  • NOVEMBER: Children's Home Society

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,440 for November loan results.



    Healthier, stronger families are key to keeping more children safe and secure. Through parent education, counseling, early education and care, in-home services, and connections to local resources, CHS helps families learn to nurture their children to full potential. They also help families raising children with developmental delays. Offering physical and speech therapy, nursing and medical services, counseling, and more, helping kids reach milestones while providing hope to the entire family.


    Mission Statement: Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives.

  • OCTOBER: CU4Kids: Children's Miracle Network

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,850 for October loan results.



    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals treat 17 million children each year for every disease and condition imaginable -from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects. Each year, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals adopt life-saving equipment, perform breakthrough research and provide more than $2.5 billion in charitable care. CMNHospitals are committed to serving children above all else.


    Mission Statement: Creating real miracles by raising funds for local hospitals.

  • SEPTEMBER: Elder Care Services

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $2,710 for September loan results.



    Through Elder Care Services, active seniors provide a vital piece, helping others and meeting needs in our community. Our vision includes being the definitive source of information on aging issues and services, and acting as an advocate for seniors. ECS collaborates with local, state, and federal agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations, local schools and universities, and foundations to find resources and solutions for unmet needs in our community. In 2012 over 8,000 seniors and their families received help from Elder Care Services.


    Mission Statement: The Mission of Elder Care Services is to improve the Quality of Life for Seniors.

  • AUGUST: American Cancer Society

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,350 for August loan results.



    The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 11 geographic Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.


    Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

  • JULY: American Heart Association

    FSUCU was pleased to present a donation of $3,070 for July loan results.

    American Heart Association - The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives. Their nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees. They moved their national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization's stroke-related activities.

    Mission Statement: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Disclosures: You must be eligible for membership to get a loan. Anyone living or working in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla or Taylor County is eligible for membership at FSU Credit Union. A complete list of membership eligibility criteria is listed here. Promotion is valid on consumer loans only. Indirect, mortgage and credit card loans are not eligible. Loan rates and terms vary depending on your credit score and loan history. Charitable organizations are chosen by Florida State University Credit Union staff and management without the option of consumers picking a different charity than the one highlighted for that month. Please see a credit union representative for compete details.


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