Scott Credit Union foundation donates $25,000 to United Way

Representatives from Scott Credit Union’s Community Foundation recently presented a check for $25,000 to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

The money was raised during Scott Credit Union Community Foundation’s 13th annual golf tournament fundraiser held in May at The Orchards Golf Course in Belleville. Maura Wuellner, director of the Illinois Region for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, was at SCU to accept the check.

More than 120 golfers and dozens of area sponsors turned out for the golf event that raised more than $50,000. Scott Credit Union has held the tournament each year since 2007 as a fundraiser. The tournament has raised more than $300,000 in its 13-year history.

The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation was established in 2018 and the proceeds from the annual golf tournament will be donated to community organizations. The foundation also will support education in the area.

For information about the 2020 tournament, contact Community Relations Supervisor Jennifer Hess at (618) 345-1111.

“We were excited about the opportunity to aid United Way in its efforts to help people from throughout our area with our golf tournament and our employee campaign which will take place later in the year,” Scott Credit Union Community Foundation President Frank Padak said. “This is our way of showing our support for what United Way does in our area.”

“Credit unions are really about helping people and this is a perfect way for us to take that even a step further,” he added.

The United Way funds nearly 200 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. More than one million people in our bi-state community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods.

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed more than $370,000 and its employees volunteered more than 2,000 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2018.

The credit union has contributed about $3 million and its employees have volunteered over 21,000 hours to a variety of local civic efforts and financial education throughout the region in past 10 years.

Scott Credit Union currently has 16 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, West Belleville, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River, Columbia, Ill., Ladue and Crestwood, Mo., and its home office in Edwardsville.

PHOTO: Representatives from Scott Credit Union’s Community Foundation recently presented a check for $25,000 to Maura Wuellner, director of the Southwest Illinois Division of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The money was raised during Scott Credit Union’s 13th annual golf tournament fundraiser held in May at The Orchards Golf Course in Belleville. Pictured from left: Scott Credit Union and SCU Community Foundation President and CEO Frank Padak, United Way Illinois Region Director Maura Wuellner, SCU Chief Financial Officer and Community Foundation Officer Chris Browner, SCU Chief Marketing Officer and Community Foundation Board Member Adam Koishor, and SCU Executive Vice President and Community Foundation Board Member Scott Seidl.

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