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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.


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's Consumer Lending Team Honored Among Nation’s Best

Nov 29, 2022

DULUTH, GA - Georgia United Credit Union’s lending team was recognized among the best and brightest at the recent Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Lending Council Conference’s awards ceremony in San Diego.

Georgia United’s entry entitled “Incremental Changes Bring Big Results” submitted in the Consumer Lending category earned an Excellence in Lending Award presented November 3, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. CUNA’s Excellence in Lending Awards spotlight examples of lending distinction within the credit union industry and recognizes credit unions for their capacity to serve members and sustain sound financial performance, according to the application criteria.

“The Consumer Lending team and our retail lenders have worked tirelessly over the last several years to improve operations and ultimately serve more members with their consumer lending needs,” said Stephanie Zuleger, Georgia United’s Chief Lending Officer. “This award is validation of Georgia United’s organizational-wide efforts to grow consumer lending to serve our members more efficiently, and we thank CUNA for this prominent recognition.”

With a concerted focus on Consumer Lending, Georgia United achieved more than 27 percent in loan growth in 2021, and more than 47 percent in loan portfolio growth in the last three years. In addition, loan application volume increased by more than $124.7 million from July 2021 to July 2022.

A panel consisting of industry professionals and Lending Council Executive Committee members judged and selected the Excellence in Lending Award winners, based on the applicants’ program/process, strategy, and performance.

“We’d like to congratulate this year’s outstanding award winners for their inspiring achievements,” said Thomas Becker, chair, awards and recognition committee, and Chief Lending Officer, Hanscom FCU. “Thank you to all the credit union professionals who nominated their peers. After the challenges of the pandemic, it was truly rewarding for everyone to be in person and recognize all of the great work together."

As one of the winners, Georgia United will be featured in an upcoming issue of Credit Union Magazine.

CUNA is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions.

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 $2 billion in assets and more than 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, Georgia United offers competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit to learn more.

Start Date:11 29, 2022