CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — SECU Family House at University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals in Chapel Hill recently provided its 100,000th guest stay since opening its doors in March 2008. SECU Family House offers affordable, safe, home away-from-home accommodations to UNC Hospital’s adult critical care patients and their families. Over the past four years, more than 8,000 patients or family members of patients have traveled from 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, 35 states and 7 foreign countries to rest, heal, and recuperate at the SECU Family House.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held in Wilmington for the new “Marvin E. Roberts II Transitional Living Facility,” a rehabilitation housing center for men and women recently released from the correctional system. Local officials and representatives from various partner groups, including the SECU Foundation were on hand to see the transformation of the former New Hanover County Jail Annex on Division Drive, into the new 46-bed transitional housing center. SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, partnered with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA), providing a 0% construction loan to assist with funding for this renovation project. The Transitional Living Facility is sponsored by Leading Into New Communities (LINC) Inc.
RALEIGH, N.C. – State Employees Credit Union members are providing funding for the purchase of new service units to be used by the North Carolina Troopers Association/North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCTA/NCSHP) Caisson Unit. The funding will be provided via the SECU Foundation.
PITTSBORO, N.C. – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation are providing a 10-year $2.5 million low-interest loan to assist with the construction of a Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) facility in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Under development by Piedmont Health Services, Inc. (PHS), a PACE certified non-profit organization, the facility will provide services exclusively for older adults who meet State eligibility criteria for nursing home level care. The new 4.5 acre rural site in Pittsboro will serve residents of Chatham, Lee and southern Orange counties. The center will be unique, as PHS and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC Family Medicine) will collaborate to establish the first teaching PACE program in North Carolina, educating medical and allied health professionals in the PACE model.
Raleigh, NC – State Employees’ Credit Union members have provided $500,000 in funding from the SECU Foundation to benefit the NC Museum of History’s new Education Center. The new facility will be named the SECU Education Center in honor of the donation by Credit Union members. With the SECU Foundation’s support, the Museum will now be able to reach schools all across North Carolina, delivering educational programs and innovative learning experiences to thousands of students in a visible, state of the art learning center.
Raleigh, NC – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) recently celebrated its gift of 54 laptop computers for North Carolina’s Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy at a ribbon cutting ceremony, which marked the official opening of the school’s computer lab. The Credit Union provided the computers to the Academy through a partnership with Visa Inc.
Raleigh, NC – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) hosted its 2009 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 20th at the Sheraton Hotel at Four Seasons in Greensboro, North Carolina and nearly 1,000 members attended the event. The 2009 meeting featured an earlier luncheon and educational sessions for local branch Advisory Board and Loan Review Committee volunteers, and the day concluded with the General Membership Meeting. During the general meeting, Board of Directors Chairman Shirley Bell presented highlights from the 2009 Report to the Membership. SECU President Jim Blaine also provided an overview of the Credit Union’s past fiscal year and shared planned initiatives for the coming year. In addition, a ballot election was held to fill four seats on SECU’s Board of Directors. Elections results yielded three-year terms for Jim Barber, Bob Brinson, Jim Johnson and McKinley Wooten, all who have served previous terms on the Board.