Our $1 million milestone

 

For more than 20 years, Local Government and Civic Federal Credit Unions have partnered with the UNC School of Government to fund professional development scholarships for those who choose a career in public service. This is an easy decision for us because we share the School’s vision and mission to improve North Carolina communities.

We are thrilled to say that last quarter we reached the $1 million milestone of scholarship funding to classes and certifications at the School of Government!

This is an easy decision for us because we share the School’s vision and mission to improve North Carolina communities. Our credit unions meet the financial needs of local government employees while the School educates, develops and trains local government employees and elected officials to enhance and advance their professional development.

We are thrilled to say that last quarter we reached the $1 million milestone of scholarship funding to classes and certifications at the School of Government!

Civic and LGFCU Executive Vice President Mark Caverly recently recognized Debbie Whitfield of Person County as the scholarship recipient whose funding officially tipped us over the $1 million mark.

“I really appreciated the opportunity to attend the budgeting conference at the UNC School of Government, and the Civic scholarship made that possible by covering the cost of the class,” Whitfield says. “The class helped me to better understand the whole budgeting process, which I know will benefit me down the road in my career.”

It takes a village

It takes a village! That was a recurring sentiment at our first-quarter Partnership Meeting, hosted this week at the Civic Conference Center in downtown Raleigh. Read on for highlights! 

Local Connect - Smithfield

We were recently in Smithfield meeting with members and community leaders to continue discussing our June 2025 transition to serving our members independent of the SECU branch network. We were glad to host a diverse group of invested credit union and community members.

First official branch location - Asheville

We’ve secured our first official branch location, (aside from our headquarters in Raleigh), in Asheville at 275 Smokey Park Highway. With plans for more branches, these interactive centers prioritize guiding members in technology use for business, fostering digital comfort, and enabling cash deposits. We are close to announcing the next ones, so stay tuned!

Keep me posted!