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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 Welcomes Two New Community Leaders to its Board of Directors

Aug 22, 2023

DULUTH, GA – Georgia United Credit Union, recently named Georgia’s credit union of the year by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Arner and Sandy R. Burney to its board of directors.

Arner, a Georgia United member, brings a wealth of auditing and accounting experience to the board. A certified public accountant (CPA) and certified internal auditor, Arner served as deputy director of the Performance Audit Division within the Georgia Department of Audits for 12 years before his retirement in August 2022. He is a graduate of the University of West Florida, where he earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Finance.

Burney, also a Georgia United member, brings more than 20 years of diverse legal experience to the organization. She is the managing attorney of Burney Law, LLC, a multi-practice Atlanta firm that delivers client-focused services to businesses and individuals. Burney earned a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Studies from Georgia State University, and she is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Cobb County Bar Association and Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.

Georgia United’s volunteer board of directors serve as member advocates and work closely with the credit union’s leadership team to set policy, monitor risk and guide the execution of the organization’s strategic plan.

Burney will serve the remaining term of retired board member Dr. James Williams, and Arner is fulfilling the remaining term of retired board member Tracy Arner. Both terms run through 2025.

“We are beyond blessed to have the talents, time and energy of David and Sandy at our disposal as we welcome them to the Georgia United board,” said Board Chair Tom Dickson. “We are thankful for all of our board members’ commitments to serving Georgia United’s membership and fulfilling our purpose to enrich lives.”

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.