Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (June 28, 2022) – Eglin Federal Credit Union was recognized by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates as Credit Union of the Year in Florida for 2021 in the category of more than $500 million in assets. LSCU & Affiliates selected Eglin FCU for our outstanding service to members and the communities we serve. The award ceremony took place at the 2022 Southeastern Credit Union Conference and Expo in Orlando on Thursday, June 16. Read the LSCU news release here. Watch the announcement here.
“Eglin Federal Credit Union is very proud of being named the large Credit Union of the Year in Florida,” said CEO and President Jerry Williams. “We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of members and in our communities, and it feels great to be recognized for our accomplishments from 2021.”
Some of the Credit Union’s most recent impactful giving projects were helping launch an Okaloosa County Schools suicide-prevention program with the Hope Squad as a title sponsor, and EFCU is working closely to expand financial literacy in the classroom. EFCU partnered with the City of Crestview towards building the Eglin Federal Credit Union Skatepark benefitting area youth with the goal of reducing teen suicide. Watch the Skatepark video here.
“These projects came to fruition through proactive networking with community leaders,” added Williams. “We live out the credit union philosophy of People Helping People.”
Eglin Federal Credit Union continues to work closely with the United Way to give back during their Annual Day of Caring. EFCU has sponsored and participated in this event for over 17 years. Employees have painted, cleaned, organized, gardened and more to help fill the needs of our community. EFCU also partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast and Hey Gym Friend to conduct a Financial Fitness Bootcamp for approximately 100 youth on Friday, Nov. 5 at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview.
EFCU was also proud to be named the Large Business of the Year by the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Credit Union was awarded the Corporate Business of the Year by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Photo Caption: Eglin Federal Credit Union was recognized by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates as Credit Union of the Year for 2021 in Florida in the category of more than $500 million in assets. CEO and President Jerry Williams displays the award with the Senior Management team.
Eglin Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1954 and is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, federally regulated by the National Credit Union Administration. Membership includes military and civilian personnel on Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field and Duke Field as well as affiliates of Select Employee Groups in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. In addition to military and SEG affiliations, our membership also includes anyone living or working within our Geographic Field of Membership. Our Mission is to provide our members with five-star service, support and solutions to simplify their financial lives. Funds in your account(s) with us are insured by the National Credit Union Administration to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.