Via Credit Union Share

Jan 7, 2021  |  Web Administrator

Via Cred­it Union was formed in 1936 by a group of school­teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors under the name, Mar­i­on, Indi­ana Pub­lic School Employ­ees Fed­er­al Cred­it Union. In 2008, the field of mem­ber­ship was expand­ed to serve the entire com­mu­ni­ty, and the name changed to Via Cred­it Union, but the Cred­it Union’s roots in edu­ca­tion have nev­er been forgotten.

That is why ViaCU con­tin­ues to pro­vide Teacher Grants to edu­ca­tors. Over the years, ViaCU has fund­ed 116 cre­ative projects, total­ing over $47,000 to area teach­ers. Dur­ing the 2020 – 21 school year, ViaCU rec­og­nized the chal­lenges teach­ers faced, and want­ed to reward their abil­i­ty to devel­op cre­ative projects for their class­rooms dur­ing the pan­dem­ic. There­fore, ViaCU fund­ed all 23 teacher projects that applied, total­ing over $9,000.

ViaCU serves over 34,000 mem­bers in 12 coun­ties, has assets over $390 mil­lion, oper­ates six branch­es, and employs over 100 staff mem­bers. ViaCU has always empha­sized com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment by sup­port­ing com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions finan­cial­ly and by vol­un­teer­ing. ViaCU is proud of the com­mu­ni­ties it serves.

Learn more about Via Cred­it Union through their web­site, viacu​.org.

By Kylie Jack­son
Mar­i­on-Grant Coun­ty Cham­ber of Commerce