First Capital Participates in Blue Jeans for Babies!

York, PA - On March 16, 2017, First Capital presented a check for $385.00 to the March of Dimes. Staff paid $5.00 to wear blue jeans on designated days as part of the March of Dimes "Blue Jeans for Babies" initiative.


First Capital FCU Hosts Students from York County High Schools!

York, PA – On March 7, 2017, First Capital Federal Credit Union hosted sixteen juniors and seniors from several York County High Schools for the first session of our 2017 Youth Financial Advisory Board (YFAB). In this session the students learned about the differences between credit unions and banks, toured First Capital's office and spoke with employees to learn about the various positions and job opportunities available in the financial industry.

"We are excited to work with the students," said Lisa Barshinger, YFAB Coordinator. "Being able to not only share important financial information to prepare them for adulthood but to also be able to show them what jobs are available to them in the future is very valuable."

In the three remaining sessions scheduled for March and April, students will learn more about budgeting, credit and the importance of your credit score.



First Capital FCU's Lisa Barshinger & Jeremy Ackerley Awarded Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Scholarships!

York, PA – On February 24, 2017, Lisa Barshinger, Community Engagement Officer and Jeremy Ackerley, E-Services Specialist for First Capital Federal Credit Union, received scholarships from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. Lisa and Jeremy were two of nine credit union professionals from across the state to be chosen to receive the Judge/Bradley Memorial Scholarship. The recipients will receive tuition and expenses to attend the Judge/Bradley Leadership School to be held August 13-17, 2017 at Penn State University.



The Judge/Bradley scholarships were established in 1972 by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association to perpetuate the memory of all past Association Boards of Directors and are awarded annually to deserving credit union professionals of a member credit union who wish to attend the Judge/Bradley Leadership School. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship up to two times. This is Lisa's second scholarship win and Jeremy's first.

Lisa Barshinger is the Community Engagement Officer for First Capital FCU. She is responsible for fostering relationships with Select Employee Groups, providing financial education at York County schools, and heads our First Cap Gives Back community involvement program.

Jeremy Ackerley serves as the E-Services Specialist at First Capital FCU. Jeremy is responsible for analyzing and delivering a superior member experience through technology and personalized attention.

First Capital FCU Volunteers with Junior Achievement to Provide Financial Literacy to Students!

York, PA – On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, eight employees from First Capital Federal Credit Union volunteered as financial advisors for Junior Achievement's, Real Life. The Real Life simulation focuses on financial literacy. Each student is given a life scenario which includes his/her age, job, salary, family status, etc. Students then choose a vehicle, a home to rent, a cell phone and food plan, among others. The goal is to budget their money to live within their means. They had to make hard hitting, real financial decisions on the fly. "It was really interesting to see the decisions each student made," said Tara Houser, First Capital FCU's Vice President of Marketing. "At times the volunteers had to question whether the decision that was made was the best one and help guide the student down a different path."

Each volunteer worked with 5 or 6 students. The students were seniors from Red Lion High School. The students arrived at 9 am and the day wrapped up around 1:30 pm.



First Capital FCU Hosts West York Area High School Students!

York, PA – First Capital Federal Credit Union hosted students from the West York Area High School on Friday, February 10, 2017. 52 students visited the CU's Kenneth Road branch to learn the differences between banks and credit unions and all the benefits credit unions offer. They started their visit with a fun game and ended with a tour of the branch to learn about the various positions and job opportunities available in the financial industry.


First Capital FCU Staff Participate in National Wear Red Day!

York, PA - On February 3, 2017, First Capital staff wore red to support the Go Red for Women movement. First Capital also sponsored a table at the Go Red for Women Luncheon held at the Out Door Country Club. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day to take action against heart disease, the number one killer of women. Millions of people all across the country took part in the special awareness day.

But, in addition to recognizing National Wear Red Day, First Capital is selling hearts through Friday, February 17, 2017 to raise additional money for the American Heart Association. The hearts sell for $1.00 each.



First Capital Helps Fight Cancer!

York, PA - During 4th Quarter 2016, First Capital Federal Credit Union held a credit card promotion to benefit the York Cancer Center. The promo stated that for every person who took out a credit card October – December 2016, First Capital would donate $2.00 to the York Cancer Center. Fighting cancer is important to First Capital staff. In 2010, we created the No One Fights Alone campaign to help employees who were battling the disease and through the years it has expanded beyond that.

"Cancer has touched the lives of many families, friends and members, that's why First Capital has committed to this campaign," says Sue DeStephano, President/CEO. "It's all about people helping people."

This check for $250 is just a small way we can give back and help those locally who are battling the disease.


Helping Children Stay Warm This Winter!

York, PA – On Friday, January 20, 2017, First Capital Federal Credit Union's VP of Marketing, Tara Houser and Community Engagement Officer, Lisa Barshinger delivered hats, mittens, and scarves to the Salvation Army of York. The cold weather gear was donated by members and staff during the holidays and placed on the Hat & Mitten trees located in our branch lobbies.

"We thank the staff and members of First Capital who so graciously gave us these items to help keep local children warm this winter," said Norma Escobar, Salvation Army Family Services Director. "It's because of companies like First Capital that we are able to support as many as we do."

The items will be given to the children involved in the Salvation Army's youth services.