We strive to make a difference
Via Credit Union is part of the communities where our members and staff live and work! Through various community events, ViaCU strives to make a difference. Below includes a partial listing of events ViaCU participates in each year:
CASA Sand Sculpture Artfest
ViaCU participates in the annual CASA fundraiser by creating a sand sculpture. This year Kelsey Kohlmorgen, Kim Speidel, Michelle Peterson and Ashley Slain created a donut and received the Shramm Family award.
Chronicle-Tribune Greatest Awards
The Chronicle-Tribune readers voted Via Credit Union the GREATEST CREDIT UNION in Grant County for the TWELFTH year in a row!
Thank you for your votes!
Staff teaches students to prepare for their future by teaching financial literacy through the Junior Achievement economics program and classroom visits.
Staff and members make donations to the Nurse's Aid program through Jean Days and by purchasing fundraiser items. Each year, ViaCU is able to provide area school nurses with over $2,000 worth of items such as lice shampoo, clothing and personal hygiene items! In addition, an anonymous member donated homemade hats and gloves.
ViaCU enjoys participating at small town parades throughout the year.
Purple Thursday for Hands of Hope
ViaCU staff honors victims and supports survivors of domestic violence by wearing purple on Purple Thursday. In addition, staff makes a donation to Hands of Hope, a division of Family Services Society.
Salvation Army Angel Tree
Each Christmas season the staff of ViaCU generously contributes to the Angel Tree that provides gifts to children in need in our community.
ViaCU offers six $1,000 scholarships to members who are High School Seniors and have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Stocked Local Food Pantries
Non-perishable food and toiletries were collected at each of our branches.
- East Marion: The Harvest House
- Gas City: The Well
- Hartford City: Senior Center
- South Marion: Homeland Mission
- Warsaw: Combined Community Service
- West Marion: Salvation Army
ViaCU provides local teachers with a small gift to thank them for all of their hard work during Teacher Appreciation Week.
In 2018, nine grants totaling nearly $3,000 were awarded to local teachers to fund innovative classroom projects. Through the years, ViaCU has funded 81 projects totaling over $34,000!
Warsaw Fall Family Fun
Warsaw staff and Coindexter Kid’s Club mascot, Piggy Banks, roast up s’mores at the campfire by the lake for families attending the event.