Giving back to our members and your communities

LGFCU gives back

Your Credit Union is active in towns, cities and counties across the state, donating our time and resources, and supporting initiatives that build stronger communities. Check out the many ways we make a difference near you.

Education

$125,000 in student scholarships awarded each year

Members who are graduating high school seniors or students attending colleges, universities and trade schools, and who are not LGFCU employees or their family members, are eligible to apply for a $5,000 LGFCU Scholarship. Each year, we award a one-year college scholarship to 25 members.

Professional Development

$125,000 in scholarships for local government leaders

One of the best ways to improve members’ lives is help them achieve their professional potential, which ultimately provides greater value to the communities they serve.

LGFCU offers UNC School of Government Scholarships and sponsors fellowships for municipal leaders, defraying the cost of tuition for conferences, classes and seminars. We also offer scholarships for law enforcement leaders through North Carolina State University's Public Safety Leadership Initiative.

Environment

Over 140,000 pounds of paper shred

Our focus on protecting the environment means we’re dedicated to doing our part to recycle and conserve energy when possible, all while keeping you safer.

Our year-round, free Shred Events and Recycle Electronics Events help communities recycle paper waste and minimize the likelihood that sensitive personal data will end up in the wrong hands.

Our building on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh was built with the intention of reducing our carbon footprint. It received a LEED Gold® certification by the US Green Building Council, a testament to the building’s energy efficiency.

Community Investment

10 economic development projects

One of the most visible programs LGFCU supports is the Development Finance Initiative (DFI), developed in cooperation with UNC School of Government. DFI partners with local governments across North Carolina, providing specialized expertise that results in revitalization and economic development. Since its launch in 2011, DFI has managed more than 160 projects.

The Credit Union is also a leading sponsor of the Institute for Emerging Issues, a non-partisan public policy organization at North Carolina State University that exists to enhance North Carolina's long-term prosperity.

And the LGFCU Excellence in Innovation Awards, given in collaboration with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, provide a total of $10,000 in awards annually to county employees who develop successful programs that help counties improve services to citizens.

Outreach

750 volunteer hours and counting

Living our mission-centered values means we support members who live and work in our communities. We show our commitment by investing in events like food drives and community sponsorships, volunteering across the state and participating in programs that help our communities succeed.

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