TAMPA, Fla. (August 29, 2016) – USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) hosted a special groundbreaking event to celebrate their New Tampa branch opening in mid-2017. The New Tampa branch will be USF FCU’s first off-campus building that the credit union owns and feature the latest in eco-friendly building techniques, a large community room, and state-of-the-art technology. Recently, USF FCU was named 2016 Credit Union of the Year by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) and their mission is to improve the financial wellbeing of their members. In the words of Richard Skaggs, President and CEO of USF FCU, “Our members should leave in a better financial state; we did not do our job otherwise.”
In attendance at the groundbreaking event was University of South Florida (USF) President, Judy Genshaft. Genshaft is the longest serving president at USF and her partnership with USF FCU has positioned them to reach over 50,000 students enrolled at USF. “Thank you to USF Federal Credit Union for all that you do and for making us so proud,” stated Genshaft. Following President Genshaft, Tampa City Council Chairman, Mike Suarez, talked about his relationship with USF FCU that started over 30 years ago when he was a student at USF. Suarez stated, “USF Federal Credit Union has grown with me as an individual as they have grown with the community.”
Two USF FCU Board Members, Dr. Rick Will (Vice Chair) and Dr. Scott Besley (Chair) also spoke at the groundbreaking event. Dr. Will, board member since 2008, recognized Skaggs, Genshaft and Suarez for their dedication and vision which has been instrumental to USF FCU’s success. He concluded by saying, “Sometimes doing the right thing requires courage, commitment and cooperation. I believe that this is a unique level of cooperation between the University of South Florida and its partner, USF Federal Credit Union.” Dr. Besley, board member since 2002, expressed his excitement about this new, innovative venture for the credit union. He echoed some of the same sentiments as Dr. Will, “Our mission is to improve the financial wellbeing of our members which I think we do. We’re doing the right thing and with this new facility, we’re going to continue forward doing the right thing.”
USF Federal Credit Union offers a full range of financial services to the faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to the organizations with employees on the campuses of the University of South Florida. USF FCU recently expanded membership to include employees of Darden Restaurants, Inc., Red Lobster employees and numerous businesses across the Tampa Bay area. Founded in 1959, USF FCU has more than 52,000 members and more than $500 Million in assets. USF Federal Credit Union has six branch locations and participates in the Shared Services Network, which allows access to branch locations nationwide.
For more information about USF Federal Credit Union, contact them at 813-569-2000 or visit their website at www.usffcu.org.