Social Responsibility Policy
It is the policy of our Board of Directors to support human involvement. We do this by investing financial resources in charitable, educational, community, civic and industry organizations whose goals and objectives are consistent with our values. Travis Credit Union offers assistance to improve the well-being of credit union members, promote the credit union ideal of cooperative self-help, and to foster personal and social development in the communities where we do business.
- Please visit our Military Resources page to learn about all the ways that TCU supports our military members.
- Please visit our Community Events for a list of events that TCU participates in.
Serving Our Communitites
We believe we have a social responsibility to support the communities we serve and are committed to being a model corporate citizen. Click here to view our comprehensive Commitment to Community report. We believe our support of the community should include monetary contributions as well as personal commitment from TCU Managers, staff, and other resources.
We believe our support of the community should include monetary contributions as well as personal commitment from TCU Managers, staff, and other resources.
To this end, we have established a comprehensive community involvement program that includes the following:
- A full-time community involvement and government affairs manager who serves as a liaison between local community organizations and the credit union; participates in local, civic, charitable and industry-related organizations; and keeps the credit union informed about upcoming community events and activities.
- A full-time financial education officer to establish, develop, and manage TCU's financial education programs. This officer also implements TCU financial literacy activities by developing relationships with schools and county and community representatives.
- A full-time community involvement/government relations manager oversees our involvement in important public service and political advocacy activities, and encourages TCU staff to take an active role in credit union league, chapter, and other credit union organizations, and to volunteer their time to support credit union advocacy activities.
- A full-time base liaison/corporate relations coordinator arranges base-related programs, ceremonies and presentations, maintains a positive and visible corporate presence at base functions, and communicates to military personnel about TCU programs, products, and services.
- An extensive, formal, employee volunteer program that ensures TCU staff participate in community events and activities.
- A formal process for community organizations to request support from Travis Credit Union that ensures all requests for assistance are thoroughly reviewed and events and activities that relate to TCU's mission are considered for funding or other types of support.
- A community room at TCU headquarters that is used for a wide variety of community conferences, meetings and events.
- Ongoing monetary and in-kind contributions to community organizations and event sponsorships, activities and annual programs.
As a credit union, we are founded on the philosophy of "people helping people," and we stand behind the principles that promote human development and social responsibility
Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Program
Please click here for scholarship guidelines and an official application. Applications are also available at any of our branch locations. Completed applications must be received at the credit union by close of business on application deadline.
Who may apply?
We encourage all our young members who are graduating high school seniors to apply. Each applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, bound for a two- or four-year college or university, and is a member of Travis Credit Union in good standing. Students who live in our 12-county service region and are not yet members may join the credit union and apply for our scholarship at the same time.
Interested in volunteer opportunities?
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, our mission is to build lifelong relationships with our members to help them achieve their financial goals. Volunteers are vital to helping us identify and serve our members’ needs and fulfill our service mission.
The credit union trains new volunteers through a Volunteer-at-Large Training Program. The purpose of the Volunteer-at-Large Training Program is to provide educational opportunities to members who would like to learn more about the credit union so they might volunteer for service as representatives of the membership. By serving as a volunteer, members have the satisfaction of contributing to the credit union’s success, helping the credit union achieve its mission and possibly starting on the journey of serving on the Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of 9 members elected by the membership at the annual meeting for a term of 3 years. Terms are staggered so that approximately one-third of the members will stand for re-election each year. The board of directors elects officers who serve one-year terms of office: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The board will function in accordance with duties outlined in TCU bylaws. The Board of Directors will meet at least once a month, with a majority of board members constituting a quorum at each meeting. Together with other board members, it is the responsibility of each board member to set the general direction and policy for the credit union, ensure that the credit union is well managed, financially secure and in compliance with legal requirements, and monitor progress towards goals.
The Committee is charged to ensure the safety and soundness of the credit union's assets by ensuring compliance with the California Credit Union Law, the credit union bylaws, NCUA Rules and Regulations, applicable Federal and State Laws, and Board Policies. The Committee of three consists of members elected by the membership for a term of three years. The Committee elects a Chair and Secretary and functions in accordance with duties outlined in the TCU bylaws. The Committee employs and supervises Internal Auditors.