Chartway is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. In addition to the Chartway Promise Foundation, we reach out to all of our communities with our internal CARE Team, scholarships, seasonal giving and crisis support. Through this we lift each other up, and build a foundation on which all of us can grow.
Knowing that no success is complete without giving back to the communities in which we serve, we have built an award-winning charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation. Working together, we have raised over $13 million in funding to provide life-changing experiences for children facing medical hardship or illness. Bringing them joy, hope, and smiles during difficult times is just one more way we are able to open new doors and shine light in our communities. Want to help us on our mission?
Chartway's scholarship program was created in 1989 by our board members to promote and support educational advancement within the credit union's membership. Since its inception, the Directors' Memorial Scholarship Program has awarded more than $350,000 to 188 deserving student members. The scholarships are awarded annually to members pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees, or those returning to complete their degrees at a college or graduate school, regardless of age. Receipients are selected based on academic performance, a written essay, and a letter of recommendation.
We aim to make a positive impact in the communities we serve because helping others is core to our culture. Our team members are passionate about volunteering -- from supporting the Chartway Promise Foundation, to cleaning up parks, to visiting sick children, to helping in the local food bank -- we all care about pitching in to build a brighter future. Everyone who works for Chartway can take TWO PAID DAYS each year to volunteer in the community -- a benefit that sets Chartway apart and makes people want to work for us.