History, Philosophy, Mission & Core Values
Begun by a group of educators from the West Shore School District, the Credit Union operated for the first 12 years from the home of the treasurer and founder. During these years we offered services only to those who belonged to Select Employee Groups (SEGs), and grew to 1,500 members and $1.2 million in assets. During the period from 1979 to 1987 the Credit Union served members from several leased locations and continued to grow. Two smaller credit unions were merged and we added a number of new groups, primarily school districts. By the end of this eight-year period, we had grown to $14 million in assets and 4,000 members.
In 1987 we purchased and occupied a building on Slate Hill Road. From 1987 until 2001 the Credit Union thrived from this location. In the 1990s with a community charter on the horizon, the Credit Union's name was changed to Susquehanna Valley FCU to better reflect its growing field of membership.
SVFCU did continue to grow, adding members and services. We were so successful that we outgrew the building and in December of 2001 operations were moved to the current location at 3850 Hartzdale Drive in Camp Hill, PA. In June of 2008, SVFCU converted to a community charter serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Today as a full service, community chartered federal credit union, SVFCU provides a wide array of quality financial services to over 6,000 members.