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!

  • 2019 K-9 Warriors Donation

    Credit union employees wear jeans on Fridays in support of local charities. During the 3rd quarter of 2019 we were able to raise $600 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.

    2019 K9 Warriors Group Photo

    President/CEO Jim Burns, Veteran Gabriel, K9 Alala, Jersey Shore Employees Amanda S, Jeannie, Daisy, Yolanda, and Amanda M.

  • Scholarship Winners

    These students have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, involvement in their community, and participation in sports or clubs, where many held leadership positions.

    Katherine Dinh from Egg Harbor Township attended Egg Harbor Township High School and was awarded a $1,000 New Jersey Credit Union League Youth Involvement Board Scholarship.

    Sean Carey from Somers Point attended Mainland Regional High School and was awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. 

    Jacob Wimberg from Galloway attended the Atlantic County Institute of Technology and was also awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. 

    Brooke Mischlich of Mays Landing attended Oakcrest High School and was also awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. 

    Elena St. Amour of Egg Harbor City was awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship for members aged 18-25 that are already enrolled in an institute of higher education.

    Alissa M. Petrella of Somers Point was also awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship. 

    Our President/CEO James Burns expressed, "At the credit union we appreciate the tremendous value of education and understand tuition costs are on the rise. To be able to assist these young men and women on their already bright paths is something we are very proud of. We are happy to award Scholarships to these deserving students in our community and wish them continued academic success.”

    Scholarship Winners Collage

    Pictured with Jersey Shore President/CEO, Katherine Dinh, Sean Carey, Jacob Wimberg, Brooke Mischlich, Alissa M Petrella, Elena St. Amour

  • 2019 Tools For Schools Drive

    Members and staff donated backpacks and school supplies to the Lower Township School District for the 2019– 2020 school year. 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 school district truly values the credit union’s donation of over 100 colorful backpacks and a multitude of school supplies which will allow the children to choose their desired styles and designs.” 

    Credit Union CEO, Jim Burns expressed his gratitude for the generosity of the credit union membership and staff for their contributions in this effort to provide school supplies for less fortunate children. He stated, "It is vitally important to provide children the tools they need to be successful in school and that is why the annual tools for schools campaign is so successful because the credit union members and staff have a strong commitment to helping children.” 

    Jersey Shore Staff Holding School Supplies With School Staff

    Jersey Shore FCU CEO Jim Burns. Jersey Shore FCU Social Action Committee Members, Amanda Shiko, Brandon Favro, Jeannie Straub, Superintendent of Lower Township School District Jeff Samaniego, Secretary to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction of Lower Township School District Leigh Ann Downie and Jersey Shore FCU Social Action Committee Member Nancy Condran

  • Credit Unions For A Cure Raised Over $1,500 To Help Battle Breast Cancer

    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 $1,500. Every step taken by our Team and every dollar donated will help ensure that no one facing breast cancer walks alone.


    The JSFCU team at the incredible event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

  • Caring For Kids $500 Donation

    The staff here at Jersey Shore participate in quarterly charitable fundraising events to assist children and their families that reside in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Staff from all five credit union branches participate in quarterly fundraising opportunities by wearing jeans to work on "Jean Fridays”.  Our staff gives a small donation to support the incredible local organizations aiding those struggling in the communities the credit union serves.

    Caring for Kids, Program Director Deborah Brasch, stated, "Caring for Kids is committed to making a difference in the lives of our county’s children and families. We are grateful for the staff at Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for generously raising $500 by wearing jeans to work on Friday’s from April through June 2019”. 

    Credit Union CEO Jim Burns expressed, "In today’s economic times, contributions such as proceeds from "Jean Fridays”  make an incredible difference in helping organizations like Caring for Kids that provide personalized in-home visitation and additional concrete support.  In addition Caring for Kids seeks to engage the community and empower parents to build healthy, loving and productive families.”

    Caring For Kids $500 Donation

    Members of the Jersey Shore FCU Social Action committee present the $500 to Caring For Kids

  • Kid-Friendly Food Drive 2019

    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.

    Thank you to all who donated, our Kid-Friendly Food Drive was a success! We donated 428 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 cannot thank our members, staff, community, and volunteers enough for all their hard work and donations to ensure we as a whole are doing everything we can to combat this ongoing situation."

    Kid Friendly Food Drive Picture With Staff and Donations

    Pictured (left to right): JSFCU Social Action Members Garrett, Jeannie, and Amanda.

  • Community Service Award

    We’re honored to be selected for this award. We are committed to serving our community, not only through affordable services and loans, but also through helping those less fortunate. We were built on the "People Helping People" philosophy and that remains true today.

    Check out the full article and photos on

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  • $500 Donation To Faces 4 Autism

    During each quarter of the year we sell candy bars in all of our branches to raise money for a local charity. The $500 proceeds from this first quarter went to the Faces 4 Autism organization. They provide autism education and resources to families and educators in the South Jersey area. They are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the spectrum through social opportunities and programs that will foster self-advocacy, independence, and dignity. We are proud to support such a worthy organization in our community.

    Faces 4 Autism Donation 2019

    (Pictured left to right: Hayden Leidy, JSFCU Social Action Members Jeannie Starub, Lori Steffus, Brandon Favro, and Amanda Shiko, Ken Mosca, Kyle Mosca, Lydia Leidy, Isabelle Mosca, Madelaine Leidy)

  • The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families $600 Donation

    Our Social Action Committee raised money for The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families through donations made by staff to wear jeans on Fridays.

    All five branches were involved in this great fundraiser for three months, and after it was all said and done, a $600 check was donated to this amazing local organization. The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families has a mission to "Transform Grief and Loss to Hope and Healing”. Their facility is designed to be inviting and comfortable to help provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for families to discuss their pain and grief. We are happy to support an incredible local organization.

    2019 Alcove Donation

    Pictured Left to Right: JSFCU Staff Brandon, JSFCU Volunteer Lori, Founder and Executive Director of the Alcove Center Mindy, JSFCU Staff Amanda, and JSFCU Staff Jeannie

  • Financial Reality Fair at Holy Spirit High School

    On Wednesday, April 3, Holy Spirit High School students were given the opportunity to put their financial literacy skills to the test by participating in a Financial Reality Fair. It was a fun, interactive one-day event that allowed students to get a feel for real-life budgeting and understand the importance of saving and spending wisely.   

    We sponsored the hands-on learning experience at no cost to Holy Spirit High School with the help of a grant from the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation which covered half of the Fair expense.  It was the first time we brought the Financial Reality Fair to a high school.    Prior to the Fair, students chose a career and found their starting salary in that field.  Based on that information, students were provided a personalized monthly budget worksheet. They then pretended to go through "life”, stopping by booths to purchase clothing, food, cars, rent homes, finance furniture, etc. Their goal for the Fair is to stay within their budget and have money left in their pockets after paying all their bills for the month. 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 met with each student at the end of the Fair, going over the students’ monthly expenses and one-time purchases, offering advice and guidance.   
    A total of 35 volunteers, including student volunteers, staff from other area credit unions, and the New Jersey Credit Union League, spent the school day manning booths and interacting with close to 200 Junior and Senior class students, providing them the hands-on experience of completing a monthly budget.    

    Anne Musto, COO for Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, participated in the Fair and stated, "We are excited to bring the Financial Reality Fair to Holy Spirit High School students who will be starting life on their own within the next few years.  I am confident this exercise will have students thinking more about their career choices, spending habits, and saving for their future. Feedback from faculty and the students was very positive.” 

    Students spinning the wheel of reality

    Pictured: Students spinning the Wheel Of Reality.

  • Egg Harbor Township VFW $600 Donation

    Our Social Action Committee raised money for the Egg Harbor Township VFW through donations made by staff to wear jeans on Fridays.

    All five branches were involved in this great fundraiser for three months, and after it was all said and done, a $600 check was donated to this amazing local organization. 

    Promoting civic responsibility, patriotism, and supporting local programs in our community are just a few of the many ways the VFW gives back. Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union could not be happier to support an organization whose main core value is to always put their members and community first, just like our credit union. 

    VFW Donation Check Presentation

    Pictured Left to Right: VFW Member and WWII Veteran Skip Ritchie, VFW Chaplain Gary Warrelmann, VFW Commander John Keyes, Jersey Shore FCU Board of Directors Chairman Jack Hickey, VFW Junior Vice Commander Michael Duffy.

  • Highlights From Our 56th Annual Meeting

    Our 56th Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held Saturday, March 23 in our Northfield Branch.
    Over 70 members attended and enjoyed a complimentary lunch. All attendees were greeted by our President/CEO Jim Burns and Board Chairman Jack Hickey. The result of the days election saw our two board incumbents Jack Hickey and Steve VanNote re-elected for three year terms. Throughout the event their were raffles taking place and some members left with gift cards ranging from $25 to $100!

    During the meeting their was time taken to acknowledge some tremendous staff accomplishments and anniversaries:

    James Burns - 5 years of service
    Lesli Kile - 5 years of service
    Valerie Taylor - 5 years of service
    Camile Tomaczuk - 10 years of service
    Jennifer Williams - 10 years of service
    Yolanda Dioses - 15 years of Service
    Barbara Adams - 30 years of service
    Sandy Ford - 30 years of service
    Gayle Branca - 40 years of service
    Jeannie Straub - Employee of the year

    Thank you to all the members that attended our 56th Annual Meeting. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and had a terrific time! Below are some pictures from the event.

    Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

    Pictured (left to right): Vice Chairman/Treasurer Steve Van Note, President/CEO Jim Burns, Board Secretary John W. Collette, Board Chairman Jack Hickey, Board Member Robert Loftus, Board Member Michael DuPont

  • Gift Drive for Family Promise in Cape May County

    We would like to thank everyone that supported our Angel Tree Gift Drive to Benefit the Children at Family Promise in Cape May County. Your gifts brought joy to children that need it the most.  

    Family Promise

    Pictured (Left to Right) with the donated gifts are Kathleen O'Neill and Laurie Johnson from the Family Promise of Cape May.