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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces Fifth Annual Scholarship Competition

Friday, January 16, 2015

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its fifth annual smpl. scholarship competition. The smpl. program provides financial education and community engagement opportunities for 15 to 25 year olds. The scholarship will award a total of $7,500 to three deserving students to use for their college education.



11 Non-profits Showcased at South Carolina Federal Credit Union Foundation Fair

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What: South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a drop-in careers expo



Media Alert: South Carolina Federal Credit Union Careers Expo

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What: South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a drop-in careers expo



Officer Matuskovic Memorial Fund Established at South Carolina Federal CU

Friday, September 12, 2014

Officer Joseph Matuskovic gave his life serving our Charleston community on Monday, September 8, 2014. It is his family’s request, and our privilege, to establish an account in his honor to accept community donations at any of our 17 South Carolina Federal Credit Union financial center locations.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, September 20th, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Southampton financial center, located at 1620 Highway 17 in North Mt. Pleasant.



Corey Pace Named Second Runner Up in 2014 CUaware Protégé Competition

Monday, September 08, 2014

Corey Pace was named second runner up in the 2014 CUaware Protégé Competition, hosted Friday, September 5, 2014, during the Carolinas Credit Union League Leadership Conference, held in Pinehurst, North Carolina.



Major Robert “Beau” Spafford Named South Carolina Federal Credit Union Volunteer Advisor

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has selected Major Robert “Beau” Spafford to serve as the newest Volunteer Advisor to its Board of Directors.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Chooses CUSO Financial Services, L.P. as New Broker Dealer to Grow Investment Program and Enhance Technology

Friday, August 01, 2014

CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS), a full-service broker dealer and SEC Registered Investment Adviser that provides customized investment and insurance solutions to credit unions, announces South Carolina Federal Credit Union (South Carolina Federal) has chosen CFS as its new broker dealer to help grow its managed investment program and expand technological offerings for its more than 150,000 members. The South Carolina Federal management team selected CFS because of its expertise in serving credit unions, its sophisticated and integrated technology systems, and its overall dedication to investment program growth built on collaboration and proven best practices.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event

Monday, June 09, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at their East Cooper financial center, located at 910 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant.



Matt Alexander Joins Supervisory Committee at South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors appointed Matt Alexander as its newest member of the Supervisory Committee.



Robert E. Bendetti Jr. Named Volunteer Advisor to South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has selected Robert E. Bendetti Jr. to serve as the newest Volunteer Advisor to its Board of Directors.



Optimal Talent Solutions® Offers Comprehensive Talent Management Software Suite to Smaller CU’s

Monday, April 28, 2014

Human capital is a credit union’s strongest asset.  The ability to hire, train, evaluate, promote, compensate, and retain employees is a full time job and one that is vital to success. Recognizing this, Optimal Talent Solutions®, a talent management and human resources consulting group headquartered in North Charleston, SC, is working with an industry leading software provider to offer top-of-the-line talent management systems to smaller credit unions at a fraction of the cost.



Jim Fede Named President of Innovatus Benefit Solutions, LLC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

James W. Fede (Jim) joined the South Carolina Financial Solutions team in early 2014 as the President of Innovatus Benefit Solutions, LLC.



South Carolina Financial Solutions Unveils Innovatus Benefit Solutions™, LLC

Monday, February 24, 2014

Established in late 2013, Innovatus Benefit Solutions™, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s Service Organizations (CUSO), headquartered in Charleston, SC.



Credit Union Employees Pledge More Than $129,000 to Local Nonprofits

Monday, February 03, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union employees pledged $129,453 to 10 local nonprofits and South Carolina Federal’s Employee Relief Fund.

 



smpl. Powered by South Carolina Federal, Announces 4th Annual Scholarship

Thursday, January 16, 2014

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its fourth annual scholarship competition, awarding a total of $7,500 to three deserving students to use for their college education. 



South Carolina Federal Credit Unions Collect for Million Meal Mission

Monday, December 09, 2013

Beginning today, through December 31, Charleston-area South Carolina Federal Credit Union branches are collecting non-perishable canned foods in conjunction with 103.5 WEZL’s TJ’s Million Meal Mission project. The mission benefits Lowcountry Food Bank and aims to provide a million meals to lowcountry residents in 2013.



Relief Fund Check Presented to Georgetown City Fire Department

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On Tuesday, South Carolina Federal Credit Union employees presented a check in the amount of $2,800 to the Georgetown City Fire Department. The donation was in response to the fire that devastated buildings along Front Street in historic Georgetown on September 25, 2013.



South Carolina Federal’s Bonnie Ciuffo Nominated “Woman Worth Watching”

Monday, November 04, 2013

Profiles in Diversity Journal named Bonnie Ciuffo in their “12th Annual Women Worth Watching Awards” issue. Ciuffo is President of South Carolina Financial Solutions, LLC.



Fund Established to Aid in Georgetown Fire Relief

Thursday, October 10, 2013

An account has been established at South Carolina Federal Credit Union to benefit the residents and businesses effected by the fires that destroyed buildings in historic Georgetown on September 25, 2013.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces New 25-and-Under Program

Thursday, September 12, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is launching a new 25-and-under program, smpl. (pronounced “simple”), as an initiative to arm young people with the knowledge to navigate through their financial futures with ease.



South Carolina Federal Names New VP of Business Services and Consumer Lending

Thursday, September 05, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has named Trey Gantt as VP of business services and consumer lending.



Brian Wagner Joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brian Wagner has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union as mortgage sales manager, effective May 28.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces its Military-Friendly Program

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union realizes and values the dedicated service of our local military personnel. In appreciation of their efforts, SC Federal is offering special pricing to active-duty military members through its new Military-Friendly Program.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosts Free Events at Naval Weapons Station Branch

Thursday, May 30, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is celebrating the grand reopening of its Naval Weapons Station branch, located at 1001 Jefferson Avenue in Goose Creek, with two free events in June.



Credit Unions Support Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions will join forces to direct their charitable giving in 2013—hosting a back-to-school drive, benefiting Lowcountry Orphan Relief.



South Carolina Financial Solutions, LLC Offers Colocation Services

Monday, May 20, 2013

South Carolina Financial Solutions, LLC is pleased to offer colocation services. The facility meets the requirements of a tier 4 data center and boasts 15,000 square feet of raised floor space, which can be configured with different levels of controlled access. The data center is powered and cooled with an N+1 design from each Generator and UPS to the dual power feeds for each rack. Meeting rooms, testing facilities and a large tech workroom are dedicated to the staging and repair of hardware that includes data center quality cooling, line dried air system and redundant UPS power. The facility also utilizes a 3 zone, FM-200 fire suppression system. There is an OC-48 sonnet ring telecomm connection available for your data connections. This facility is state of the art, continually advancing since going live in 2009.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Awards $7,500 in Scholarships

Monday, May 20, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded $7,500 in scholarship prizes to three students.



Sanjay Malhotra Joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sanjay Malhotra has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union as Vice President, Regional Sales, effective April 15.



Three South Carolina Credit Unions Awarded $50,000 Collaboration Grant

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Three South Carolina credit unions, Health Facilities Federal Credit Union, Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union and Spartan Federal Credit Union, were awarded a $50,000 collaboration grant provided by the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI).

Meredith H. Siemens Joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Meredith H. Siemens has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union as Vice President, Corporate Communications, effective January 22.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Supports MUSC Children’s Hospital

Monday, April 08, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union employees and members raised $10,034.79 for MUSC Children’s Hospital through the 2013 Change Bandits Campaign.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Named “Best Financial Institution”

Thursday, March 14, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union was named “Best Financial Institution” by Charleston City Paper as part of the 16th Annual Best of Charleston awards.



South Carolina Credit Unions Utilize Optimal Talent Solutions™

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Three credit unions have utilized Optimal Talent Solutions™ and its suite of talent management services. SAFE Federal Credit Union, Health Facilities Federal Credit Union and Greater Abbeville Federal Credit Union, all of South Carolina, were able to extend member services by engaging the Charleston-based consulting group (an arm of South Carolina Financial Solutions™).

Credit Union Sponsors James B. Edwards Elementary School

Monday, January 28, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union presented James B. Edwards Elementary School with a sponsorship check of $2,291.31 on January 24, 2013.



Credit Union to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

Friday, January 11, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Southampton branch, located at 1620 Highway 17 in Mt. Pleasant.



Credit Union Launches Technology Image Campaign

Monday, January 07, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has launched an image campaign entitled “Save Real Time™,” to bring awareness to several LifeSimplified™ technology products.



South Carolina Federal Announces Third Annual Scholarship Competition

Friday, January 04, 2013

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its third annual scholarship competition, awarding a total of $7,500 to three deserving students to use for their college education.



Cane Bay High School Cheerleaders Win a Limo Party and $500

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Seven Cane Bay High School cheerleaders won a limo party and a $500 gift card from Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, for being the Last Fans Standing.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s Website Gets New Look

Thursday, December 27, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s website, scfederal.org, has a new look to allow members and website visitors a better user experience.



Credit Union Employees Pledge More than $125,000 to Local Nonprofits

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union employees pledged $125,242 to 10 local nonprofits and South Carolina Federal’s Employee Relief Fund through the South Carolina Federal Credit Union Foundation.



Young & Free South Carolina Helps Students Collect Food

Monday, November 26, 2012

Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive, helping students from seven high schools collect 23,732 pounds of food.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Sponsors Annual Holiday Drive

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a holiday drive to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Epworth Children’s Home through December 14.



Credit Union Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Glenn McConnell Branch

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Glenn McConnell Branch, located at 3460 Shelby Ray Ct. with several events in October.



South Carolina Federal Contributes $30,800 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Thursday, September 20, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union raised more than $30,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston and Palmetto Heath Children’s Hospital in Columbia.



Are You the Last Fans Standing?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, is partnering with local high schools to provide free financial education and engagement for students during fall 2012.



Credit Union CEO Re-Elected to Chair First Carolina

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Scott Woods, President and CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, has been re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the First Carolina Corporate Credit Union.



Credit Union Sponsors BIZ Camp for Young Entrepreneurs

Friday, July 27, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union partnered with Paul Smith of BIZ Camp to host free entrepreneur camps for high school students for two weeks in July.



Credit Unions Support Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions raised more than $2,700 and collected school supplies and clothes during a Back-to-School Drive benefitting Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR).



Credit Union CEO to Serve on National Association Committee

Friday, July 06, 2012 Scott Woods, President and CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, has been elected to serve on the Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Committee for the Credit Union National Association.



Credit Unions Support Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions announced that chapter credit unions will team up behind a single charitable cause in 2012--Lowcountry Orphan Relief Back-to-School Drive.



Young & Free SC Contributes $20,000 to Water Missions International

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, partnered with Water Missions International to donate a clean water purification system to a community located on Lake Victoria in Africa.



South Carolina Federal Announces New Checking Products

Monday, June 11, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces a new line of checking products based on the way the majority of credit union members do their banking. Because credit union members are part of a locally owned, not-for-profit cooperative, they will be able to choose which checking account best meets their needs—Premium, Simple or Self-Service.



Troy Hall Accepts Excellence Award from Charleston Southern University

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Charleston Southern University presented Troy Hall, Chief Operations Officer of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, with the Outstanding MBA Student of the Year Award.



Credit Union Awards $7,500 in Scholarships

Thursday, May 31, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded $7,500 in scholarship prizes to three students.



South Carolina Federal’s Bonnie Ciuffo Wins National Award

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) named Bonnie Ciuffo as the Professional of the Year. Ciuffo is Chief Information Officer of South Carolina Federal Credit Union and President of South Carolina Financial Solutions, LLC.



Young & Free South Carolina Fundraises for Water Missions International

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, has partnered again with Water Missions International to donate a clean water purification system to a community in Africa.



New CUSO to Offer Benefits Packages to Businesses

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CU Benefit Solutions™ in service as of April 2, 2012.



New CUSO to Offer Talent Management/HR Services

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Optimal Talent Solutions™ in service as of April 2, 2012.



South Carolina Federal Names Two Mortgage Loan Officers

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has named two new mortgage loan officers, Trey Stone and Cregg Glover.



Credit Union Supports MUSC Children's Hospital

Monday, April 02, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union employees and members raised $8,960.57 for MUSC Children’s Hospital through the 2012 Change Bandits Campaign.



Rick Kirkpatrick Joins South Carolina Federal CUSO

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rick Kirkpatrick, LUTCF, FSS, CLU, has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), Insurance Solutions, LLC, as Senior Insurance Agent.



Troy Hall Appointed to Lowcountry Orphan Relief Board

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Troy Hall, Chief Operations Officer of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Lowcountry Orphan Relief.



South Carolina Federal Announces Scholarship Competition

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its second annual scholarship competition, awarding a total of $7,500 to three deserving students to use for their college education.



South Carolina Federal Sponsors Junior Achievement

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

South Carolina Federal Credit Union presented Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina with a sponsorship check of $5,000 on January 4.



Charleston Area Chapter Credit Unions Meet to Extend Bank Transfer Day

Friday, January 06, 2012

Several local Charleston credit union marketing professionals joined forces on January 5, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. to collaborate and plan the extension of Every day is Bank Transfer Day™.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Sponsors East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union is the platinum corporate sponsor for East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women through August 31, 2012.



South Carolina Federal Sponsors SCORE

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will serve as the 2012 title sponsor for Charleston Coastal Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for the third consecutive year.



South Carolina Federal Announces Best Mortgage Guarantee

Thursday, December 08, 2011 South Carolina Federal Credit Union is offering the Best Mortgage Guarantee...find out more at scfederal.org/mortgage.

Two Ashley Ridge High School Students Win Limo Party and $500

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two Ashley Ridge High School students won a limo party and a $500 gift card from Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, for being the Thursday Night Lights Last Fans Standing.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Sponsors Annual Holiday Drive

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a new sock and underwear drive to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief from November 15 to December 31.



High School Students Collect 29,266 Pounds of Food

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive, helping students from 15 high schools collect 29,266 pounds of food.



Credit Union Donates Teachers' Supplies to Georgetown Schools

Friday, September 23, 2011

South Carolina Federal's Georgetown branches donated teachers' supplies to three local elementary schools.



Credit Union Wins Diversity Award

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

South Carolina Federal won the 2011 Laura M. Fleming Diversity Award.



Are You The Last Fans Standing?

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, is the Social Media Sponsor of Thursday Night Lights.



Credit Union Raises $33,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

South Carolina Federal raised more than $30,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.



Credit Union Sponsors BIZ Camp for Young Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Charleston area high school students learn about entrepreneurship and the skills needed to run their own businesses during BIZ Camp.



South Carolina Federal Partners with The Boeing Company

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union installs ATM at The Boeing Company site located in North Charleston.



Credit Union Sponsors BIZ Camp for Young Entrepreneurs

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Columbia area high school students learn about entrepreneurship and the skills needed to run their own businesses during BIZ Camp.



Marino Cecchi Joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Marino Cecchi joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union as Vice President of Mortgage.



Young & Free SC Contributes $16,000 to Water Missions International

Monday, June 13, 2011

Young & Free SC, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, raised more than $16,000 through Project Water.



Rick Gunter Joins South Carolina Federal CUSO

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Rick Gunter joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union's new CUSO as Senior Insurance Agent.



Credit Union Wins International Citation

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s Employee Learning Center received the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Excellence in Practice Citation in the Learning Technologies category.



South Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces New CUSO

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announced a new credit union service organization (CUSO) called South Carolina Financial Solutions, LLC.



Credit Union Announces Scholarship Winners

Monday, May 16, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded a total of $7,500 in scholarship prizes in honor of its 75th anniversary.



Credit Union Joins Armed Forces Financial Network

Friday, May 06, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union partners with the Armed Forces Financial Network to provide more fee-free ATM access worldwide.



Young & Free South Carolina to Host Art Show Fundraiser

Monday, May 02, 2011

Project Water Art Show Fundraiser on May 5 at the Music Farm to benefit Water Missions International.



South Carolina Federal Announces New Board Chair

Friday, April 29, 2011

Major Kelvin Brown elected to serve as South Carolina Federal Credit Union's Board Chair.



Young & Free South Carolina is on a Mission to Raise $25,000

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Young & Free SC's Project Water will benefit Water Missions International.



Credit Union Employees Packed 3,600 Bags of Food

Monday, April 04, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Employees are recognized for volunteer service.



Credit Union Announces New Leadership at Goose Creek Branch

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces Gina Lovon as Branch Manager of the Goose Creek location.



Credit Union Announces New Branch Manager

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces Jannie Freeman as Branch Manager of the Naval Weapons Station location.



Credit Union CEO Re-Elected to CSU Board

Thursday, March 10, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union President and CEO Scott Woods is re-elected as CSU Board Chairman.



Credit Union Launches New Look to Online Banking

Thursday, March 03, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union's online banking gets a makeover.



Credit Union Shows Support of MUSC Children’s Hospital

Friday, February 11, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union presented a $28,000 check to MUSC Children's Hospital.



School Supply Drive Benefits Area Students

Friday, January 21, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union's holiday project benefitted Georgetown area teachers and students.



School Supply Drive Benefits Columbia Area Students

Friday, January 21, 2011

South Carolina Federal Credit Union's  holiday project benefitted Columbia teachers and students.



ATM Shooting at Shipyard Branch

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

ATM shooting at South Carolina Federal Credit Union Shipyard branch location.



Consider Donating Rewards Points to Charity

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Choose from 25 Local Nonprofit Organizations to Donate your CURewards® Points.




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