ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union executives presented $5,000 to the Air Force Assistance Fund on behalf of more than 450 PenFed employees working in the Greater Omaha Area, where the credit union has plans to expand its operations.
The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force personnel in need. The fundraising drive has a permanent theme of "Commitment to Caring." It helps to meet the needs of active duty, retirees, reservists, members of the guard and their families—including surviving spouses—largely through donations from Airmen. The AFAF's 2016 campaign runs until April 29.
President and CEO of PenFed James Schenck arranged the visit with the leadership at Offutt to gain greater insight on how to better serve members of the military community there. "Our men and women in uniform spend a lot of time away from home conducting the business of the nation, and that in itself comes with a very unique set of challenges," said Schenck.
Schenck's meeting with the senior leaders of two units at Offutt allowed him to hear first-hand how PenFed could best support the Omaha military community. Candid discussions with Col Marty Reynolds, Commander of the 55th Wing, 55th Wing Command MSgt Paul Linde and Col Sean Murphy, Commander of the 55th Communications Group, sparked ideas for community engagement actions with the base.
"A donation to the AFAF is a perfect way to provide immediate help, and it's symbolic of the connectedness PenFed enjoys with the military, but we want to do more," said Schenck. "As we increase our presence in Omaha, there will be greater investment and community involvement. The drive to serve the military and those who support them is embedded in our organizational DNA. It's simply who we are at PenFed," said Schenck.
About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, PenFed Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving 1.4 million members worldwide; with $19 billion in assets. Its long-standing mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost effective manner, while being responsive to members' needs. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking, and a wide range of other financial services with its members' interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union serves a diverse population, and no military service is required to join. We offer many paths to membership, including numerous employee groups and association affiliations. It's easy to apply. We invite you to come see why you belong at PenFed Credit Union. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on Linkedin. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.
SOURCE Pentagon Federal Credit Union