Credit union employees wear jeans on Fridays in support of local charities. During the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2018 we were able to raise $1,205 that was donated to K9 Warriors Inc of Galloway NJ! K9 Warriors Inc. is a local organization that is ran entirely by Combat Veterans that help support and train service dogs for other local Combat Veterans. To learn more about the organization you can visit their website.
Pictured Left to Right: K9 Alpha, Veteran Patrick, JSFCU Employee Amanda, JSFCU Employee Brandon, Veteran Gabriel, JSFCU CEO Jim Burns, JSFCU Employees Daisy, Jeannie, and Yolanda
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 14. Our Team raised over $3,200. Every step taken by our Team and every dollar donated will help ensure that no one facing breast cancer walks alone.
Check out our video highlighting our Credit Unions For A Cure Team in action.
We joined together with other credit unions in southern New Jersey to collect donations of Kid-Friendly Food. When the school year ends, some children no longer have access to nutritious food. To combat this problem that is most prevalent in southern New Jersey, a Kid-Friendly Food Drive was held throughout May and June.
Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union donated 400 pounds of Kid-Friendly Food to the Community Food Bank of NJ Southern Branch. President/CEO James Burns stated, "In our community 1 in 5 children go hungry because their family lacks the resources to purchase nutritious food. We’re grateful to our members, staff, and volunteers that donated to help eliminate summer hunger in our community.”
Brandon Favro and Jeannie Straub from Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union’s Social Action Committee pictured with some of the donations collected during their recent Kid-Friendly Food Drive.
Staff and members of Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union donated backpacks and school supplies to the Lower Township School District for the 2018 – 2019 school year as part of our Tools For Schools Drive. We were able to collect an incredible amount of necessary school items as well as over 100 backpacks. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Secretary to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction of Lower Township School District Leigh Ann Downie, stated, "The supplies are greatly appreciated and we are thankful to Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for their generous donation.” Superintendent of Lower Township School District Jeff Samaniego added, "The gracious amount of backpacks that were donated by the credit union’s members will allow the children to choose their desired styles and designs.”
Credit Union CEO, Jim Burns expressed, "During today’s economic times in the communities the credit union serves, contributions such as school supplies make an incredible difference in the lives of students and their families. It is vitally important to give children the tools they need to be successful and we thank our members for their generosity in assisting less fortunate children.”
Pictured: JSFCU Staff Member Garrett Garcia
We are excited to announce the recipients of the various Scholarship Programs. These students have demonstrated academic excellence, community service, and participation in sports or clubs, where many held leadership positions.
Mary Theresa Growney from Haddon Heights attended Paul VI High School and was awarded a $1,000 New Jersey Credit Union League Youth Involvement Board Scholarship. She will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in the fall majoring in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Mary said her family has been banking with Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union since her Granddad opened an account over 60 years ago and appreciates this opportunity.
Emilie Karovic from Galloway attended Absegami High School and was awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall majoring in Biological Sciences in the STEM Scholar Honor Program. Emilie likes banking with Jersey Shore and said, "The staff members are always very welcoming and helpful.”
Justin Smith from Wildwood attended Wildwood High School and was also awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. He will be attending Drexel University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Justin was honored to win the scholarship and said he likes the flexibility and ease Jersey Shore offers compared to other institutions. It will be easy for him to do his banking, even when he’s out of the area.
Brooke Mullin of Linwood was awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship for members 18-25 that are already enrolled in an institution of higher education.She is attending Seton Hall University majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics. Brooke was happy to win the Scholarship and explained why she likes banking with Jersey Shore. She said, "My credit union is a place I can trust with my money. In addition, everyone who works there is incredibly kind and vibrant, as well.”
Jesse Repko of Mays Landing was also awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship. He is attending Rowan University majoring in Accounting.Jesse expressed, "Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union is convenient, friendly, and helpful.They support their members through different programs, such as this unique scholarship.”
Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union President/CEO James Burns expressed, "We understand the importance of education and recognize the rising costs of tuition. We are happy to award Scholarships to these deserving students in our community and wish them continued academic success.”
Pictured: Credit Union CEO/President James Burns, Mary Theresa Growney, Emilie Karovic, Justin Smith, Brooke Mullin, and Jesse Repko
Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union sponsored Financial Reality Fairs at Alder Avenue Middle School on May 19 and Fernwood Avenue Middle School on June 1. A Financial Reality Fair is a fun, interactive one-day event
that allows students to get a feel for real-life budgeting and
understand the importance of saving and spending wisely.
a career and finding their starting salary in that field, students were
provided a personalized monthly budget worksheet. They then pretended
to go through "life”, stopping by booths to purchase cars, rent homes,
finance furniture, etc. Students then spun the Wheel of Reality, a wheel that could either help or hurt their finances with real-life situations such as having to pay for car repairs or receiving a bonus at work. Financial Counselors took time with each student at the end of the Fair, going over the students’ monthly expenses and one-time purchases, offering advice and guidance. Their goal for the Fair was to stay within
budget and have money left in their pockets after paying all their bills
for the month.
Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union brought the hands-on learning experience of Financial Reality Fairs to the schools at no cost, allowing nearly 600 students to participate.
Pictured: Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Employee Brandon Favro helped students from Alder Avenue Middle School compute their budgets.
Our Social Action Committee coordinated a candy sale that took place October, November, and December of 2017 to raise money for the Egg Harbor Township VFW. All five branches were involved in this great fundraiser and after it was all said and done a $750 check was donated to this amazing local organization. The VFW makes it their goal to promote camaraderie and provide support for veterans of overseas conflicts; In addition they also assist the active military and their local communities. We could not be happier to support an organization in our community whose main core value is to always put their members first, just like our credit union.
Pictured Left to Right: VFW Junior Vice Commander Willard Beall, VFW Vice Commander John Keys, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Board of Director Chairman Jack Hickey, VFW Commander John Rush, and VFW Quartermaster Robert Williams.