Community Involvement

Community Involvement
We are committed to supporting and serving the local community. Our Social Action Committee organizes events to help others in our community. You, your family and friends are invited to participate in our community events held throughout the year. Watch for event announcements on our website.

Check out what we've been up to including charitable fundraising efforts, scholarship awards and more!

  • Gift Drive for Family Promise

    We would like to thank everyone that supported our Angel Tree Gift Drive.  You've brought joy to families sheltered through Family Promise of Cape May County.  Children will now have gifts to open on Christmas morning because of your generosity.

    Family Promise 2022
    Pictured with the donated gifts are Kathleen O'Neill, B.S.W. Family Advocate of Family Promise and our JSFCU staff Lisa Hollish and Maureen Smith.
  • Gift Card Drive For Atlantic City Rescue Mission

    We would like to thank everyone that supported our Angel Tree Gift Card Drive.  You've helped spread holiday cheer to families assisted by the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. We raised $565 worth of various gift cards to help make this a very happy holiday season. 

    ACRM Angel Tree 2022
    Pictured left to right: (Jersey Shore Board President Jack Hickey, Staff Member Darrell, Partnership Development Officer for ACRM, Bob Franklin, and Staff Members Nancy, Christian, and Daniela)
  • Tools For Schools 2022

    Staff and members of Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union donated notebooks, binders and other school supplies to the Lower Township School District for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    Staff from the Lower Township School District expressed their thanks and gratitude to the credit union for their continued support of the students each year.

    Credit Union CEO Jim Burns said, "As students return to school this year, these contributions of school supplies make it much easier for them and their families to transition back into the school year. It is extremely important to give children the supplies they need to succeed each day, and we thank our members and staff for their continued generosity in assisting those who need it the most.” 

    Backpacks and school supplies were collected at the credit union’s offices in Galloway, Rio Grande, Hammonton and Northfield.

    (Left to right) Lower Township School District Employee Kristen Sterling receives donation dropped off by Jersey Shore Employees Garrett Garcia, Justin Chubb, and Nancy Condran
  • Credit Unions For A Cure Raised Over $5,200 For Making Strides

    Thank you to everyone that participated in our Credit Unions For A Cure Team at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Ocean City on October 9th. Our Team raised over $5,200! Every step taken by our Team and every dollar donated will help ensure that no one facing breast cancer walks alone.

    The CUFAC team at the Making Strides event in Ocean City
  • Check Out A Recent Article About Your Credit Union

    Visit to read the full article and take a look at the photos.  It was an honor to be recognized for the services designed specifically to help people build their credit or give them a second chance and for all we do within the community.

    We were highlighted in an article about our credit-building products, the ways we give back to the communities we serve, and more.
  • Kid-Friendly Food Drive A Success

    Thank you to everyone who donated to our Kid-Friendly Food Drive!

    With the cost of food skyrocketing, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, along with other area credit unions, joined forces to hold a Kid-Friendly Food Drive during the months of May and June.  While children are in school, they usually get breakfast and lunch.  However, some children no longer have access to nutritious food when the school year ends. To combat this problem, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union collected 385 pounds of food that children would enjoy eating, like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, applesauce, and so much more.    

    The Community Food Bank of NJ Southern Branch was very impressed with the amount of food collected and all the items now available to families needing food! They have been supplying food, help, and hope to our community for over 45 years.

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union CEO James Burns stated, "In this economy, many children go hungry because their family lacks the resources to purchase nutritious food. We cannot thank our members, staff, community, and volunteers enough for all their hard work and donations to ensure we are doing all we can to combat this ongoing situation."

    Pictured Left to Right: Social Action Committee Members Garrett Garcia and Nancy Condran.
  • 59th Annual Meeting Highlights

    Our 59th Annual Meeting was held virtually on March 26, 2022 and over 40 Members were in attendance.  All attendees were greeted by our President/CEO James Burns and Board Chairman Jack Hickey. Board elections were held and following the Board Officers Reports, the results of the election were announced.  Board Chairman Jack Hickey and Board Treasurer Steven Van Note were elected to serve another three-year term.    During the meeting, our Employee of the Year was announced along with the Service Awards.  They were: 


    Christian Mann 


    Robert Williams   


    Brian Ashmore
    Michelle Hruska
    Jeannie Straub


    Michelle Carlisle
    Daisy Nazario  

    It pays to attend our Annual Meeting! 

    Towards the end of the event, one lucky member was randomly selected on our prize wheel to win $100, and four other members won $25 for attending!   At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, Board Chairman Jack Hickey thanked everyone for attending virtually.  Mr. Hickey stated he looks forward to getting together in person next year to celebrate our great milestone of serving members for 60 years!  

  • Scholarship Winners 2022

    Lindsay Fittipaldi from Egg Harbor Township attended Atlantic County Institute Of Technology and was awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship.

    Samantha Ingerson from Galloway attended Cedar Creek High School and was also awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship.

    Danielle Schuster of Northfield attends Clemson University and was awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship for members aged 18-25 that are already enrolled in an institute of higher education.

    Megan Erdman of Linwood attends University Of North Carolina (Charlotte) and was also awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship.

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union President/CEO James Burns expressed, "At Jersey Shore we appreciate the incredible value of education and understand that tuition costs are rising. Having the opportunity to assist these young students is something we are very proud of. We are thrilled to award Scholarships to these deserving students in our community and wish them continued academic success.”

    Pictured left to right: Lindsay Fittipaldi, Samantha Ingerson, Danielle Schuster, and Megan Erdman
  • Greater Hammonton Chamber Of Commerce Honors Us For The Opening Of Our Hammonton Branch

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was honored as a new business in Hammonton during the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet held on May 17. Our Hammonton branch is located in the Peachtree Plaza on 80 South White Horse Pike. If you haven’t been to our newest branch, you are invited to stop by. We are very proud to be a part of Hammonton to serve those individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community.

    Pictured: Business Development Specialist Justin Chubb displaying the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce Certificate honoring Jersey Shore FCU as a new business.
  • NICU Donation To Shore Medical 2022

    Thank you to everyone who helped us collect baby clothing and items to help children and families in need at the Special Care Nursery located at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Members, Staff, and their families dropped off handmade blankets and hats, sleep sacks, socks, mittens, and wide variety of clothing, diapers, and more. Jersey Shore FCU CEO Jim Burns stated, "Our incredible members and staff coming together to help support the Special Care Nursery was extraordinary. We are always blown away by our memberships generosity and support. 

    The Shore Medical Staff was so appreciative of the donations and assured the Jersey Shore team that all of the donated items will be put to use! 

    Pictured left to right: MCH Unit Associate Nancy OHara, Lactation Coordinator/Birth Registry Administrator Lauren Matalucci, JSFCU Social Action Member Nancy Condran
  • Donation To Funny Farm Animal Rescue

    During our first quarter candy bar campaign we were able to raise $500.00 for the Funny Farm Animal Sanctuary. The Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful organization that cares for abused and abandoned animals. Founder Laurie Zaleski expressed her gratitude for the donation! 

    Funny Farm
    Pictured left to right: JSFCU Staff Members Emily Walters and Jeannie Straub, Funny Farm Founder Laurie Zaleski, and JSFCU Staff Member Frank Vilardo
  • Donation To Alcove Center from "Jean Friday" Fundrasier

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union staff participates in quarterly charitable fundraising events to assist children and their families in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Staff personnel from all five credit union branches graciously participate in quarterly fundraising opportunities by wearing jeans to work on "Jean Fridays.” Each staff member gives a small donation to support children and their families who are struggling in the communities the credit union serves.

    In the first quarter of 2022 Jersey Shore raised money during the "Jean Friday's" to support the Alcove Center For Grieving Children. The center prides themselves on "Transforming Grief and Loss to Hope and Healing". We are proud to support such an incredible organization. 

    Pictured left to right: Executive Director at the Alcove Center Kristen Raring, JSFCU Social Action members Theresa Butterly and Jeannie Straub.
  • Kid-Friendly Food Drive Results

    With the COVID-19 pandemic causing high unemployment in our area resulting in more children facing hunger, our credit union held a Kid-Friendly Food Drive during the months of May and June.  A total of 242 pounds of food was collected for the Community Food Bank of NJ, Southern Branch.  Thank you to our members and staff for your generous donations during this time of need.

    Pictured from L to R: Social Action Committee members Brandon Favro and Garrett Garcia with all the donations from our Kid-Friendly Food Drive.