ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia's largest credit union with $4.8 billion in assets and more than 328,000 members, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding by eight employees of Delta Air Lines. Ten years ago this month, its field of membership was expanded to include anyone living in metro Atlanta, and the Credit Union rebranded from Delta Employees Credit Union to Delta Community.
This expansion enabled the Credit Union to better serve Delta Air Lines employees' long-term interests by expanding and diversifying revenue sources, which strengthened its financial position. It also allowed Delta Community to help consumers across metro Atlanta who previously did not have convenient access to the superior value and service credit unions offer.
In the 10 years since the change, Delta Community has enjoyed greater growth than in its entire first 65 years of existence. Since Oct. 2005, membership has more than doubled, the number of branch locations has quadrupled and employment has grown by more than 160%.
"It has been a remarkable decade," said Delta Community CEO Hank Halter. "By expanding eligibility and diversifying our membership base, Delta Community has ensured financial stability, growth and even greater opportunities to provide superior products and services to benefit all our members."
In addition to meeting members' financial needs, robust growth has allowed Delta Community to increase its support of local communities by investing in programs that foster financial literacy and physical well-being. In 2015, the Credit Union will donate $650,000 to organizations such as Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, schools and other charitable causes that are important to its employees and members.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing consumers better service and value on the deposit, loan, investment and insurance products they use to manage their household expenses and save for the future. Delta Community was founded in 1940 by eight employees of Delta Air Lines and has become Georgia's largest credit union with $4.8 billion in assets and 26 convenient branch locations. In addition to serving Delta Air Lines' employees, the Credit Union now welcomes residents of 11 metro Atlanta counties and employees of more than 150 other businesses, including Chick-fil-A, Racetrac and UPS. Please visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com to learn more about opening an account at Delta Community or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltacommunity and Twitter at @deltacommunity.
SOURCE Delta Community Credit Union