In December, Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) threw the biggest pizza party in its history – serving 1,600 people. Why the celebration? Because together, SSFCU employees collected and donated more than a half a million dollars and 7,000 hours of volunteer time to community organizations in 2011 – a record for the organization.
In all, 1,536 team members – a full 96 percent participation – donated a total of $274,367.19 (a 16 percent increase over 2010) to United Way in three states – Texas, Colorado and Utah. As a national partner for the Light the Night annual walk benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team SSFCU and its 700 registered walkers raised $191,000 – one of top corporate teams in the country.
These two campaigns, combined with SSFCU Foundation’s annual golf tournament and other employee fundraising efforts, brought the grand total to just over $660,000 donated to community efforts for the year.
But SSFCU employees didn’t just open their wallets; they give of their time, energy and effort. Volunteers participated with community organizations in a wide range of efforts from feeding the hungry to supporting our military troops. In all, SSFCU team members contributed 7,030 hours —1,000 hours more than last year. What does that kind of manpower look like? It’s nearly three and a half years worth of 40-hour work weeks or almost 10 straight months working 24/7.
“I’m extremely proud to be part of such an incredible team that embodies such a generous spirit of giving. It’s humbling to know that our employees – through their volunteer and fundraising efforts – have made a difference where we live and work, strengthening and changing the lives of so many,” said David E. Reynolds, president and chief executive officer of SSFCU.
Photo from left: Chastity “Chaz” Morales, chef Stephen Paprocki, Tom Williams