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Community Impact

Our philosophy of “people helping people” can be seen in our daily interactions with members or serving our local community.

Supporting Our Local Communities

Georgia United Credit Union takes great pride in being an active and responsible member of the communities we serve. Every year we support events and programs that focus on strengthening our school systems, financial literacy and helping our communities.

Volunteering

All Georgia United team members are given three paid volunteer days each year to serve at credit union-sponsored programs or for a charitable organization of their choice. Don’t be surprised to find our team members volunteering at a local elementary school career day or rolling up their sleeves for service organizations.

Financial Education

We are passionate about furthering financial literacy in our communities. Our team members can be found hosting educational seminars—both online and in person—to help teach important financial skills like money management, budgeting, investing and more. If you need a speaker for your community group, school or business, we'd love to connect with you.

More through our foundation

The Georgia United Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities we serve. Our Foundation partners with Georgia United Credit Union team members and volunteers to fund and deliver impactful programs across the state including:

I'm so appreciative of the "mission in action" behind the staff at Georgia United Credit Union. The staff at Georgia United are a living embodiment of giving back to the community and for that, the Y is truly grateful. Your gift of dollars and time has a big impact for many in our community's mind, body, and spirit.
- Joseph A., J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA
Georgia United aides the community they serve with services like feeding the community, a toy drive during Christmas and more.
- Carolle D., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
Thank you so much for this grant. It will really go a long way to help us provide meals to the children in our community.
- Jill E., Hearts Against Hunger
Georgia United is very helpful to the community. I always see them giving back, helping young students who are in school and helping young families. Georgia United is a great credit union that I love.
- Uwannia L., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
We rely on support from community partners like Georgia United Credit Union. With their funding, we will serve so many families during these trying times. Filling basic needs, like diapers, for families makes such a difference. Collaborations and partners are what help make our communities stronger.
- Jan Ruth M., Director of Giving, Helping Mamas

Georgia United Credit Union Bolsters Leadership Team

Aug 30, 2022

DULUTH, GA – To help meet the challenges of an ever-changing credit union landscape, Georgia United Credit Union continues to refine its leadership team. Michael Mason has been hired as the organization’s new vice president of consumer lending operations and Sophia Rollins was recently promoted to senior vice president of risk management.

In his role Mason, who has more than 15 years of experience with financial institutions, is responsible for the profitability, growth, performance and overall success of Georgia United’s loan portfolio, loan servicing and loss prevention to achieve the credit union’s strategic goals and objectives. This position reports to Amanda Whitson, Senior Vice President of Consumer Lending.

“Michael is an accomplished team builder who is passionate about forging strong relationships and we’re excited to have him on board,” said Georgia United Chief Lending Officer Stephanie Zuleger. “He is focused on doing what’s right for our members, team members, and the communities we serve.”

Rollins has more than 30 years of banking expertise and joined Georgia United in 2019 as vice president of compliance risk management. In her new role, she is leading the organization in protecting Georgia United members, team members and assets against the various risks that financial institutions face, while also serving as an advisor to team leaders, cross-functional teams and Georgia United’s board of directors. This position reports to Chief Financial Officer Bob Bogart.

“Sophia has been crucial in the design and setup of our compliance, fraud, vendor management and internal auditing processes,” said Bogart. “We look forward to working with Sophia in this new capacity and shaping the future of Georgia United, with the purpose of serving our members and communities.”

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.8 billion in assets and over 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more