At Greater Nevada Credit Union, we believe in doing the right things for the right reasons. Community is at the core of Greater Nevada's values, which is why we are dedicated to community involvement. This includes donations, sponsorships, fund raising, and employee volunteerism.
We're proud to say that through our Community Service Program, 100% of our employees volunteer with non-profit and charitable organizations throughout northern Nevada. Along with volunteering, Greater Nevada employees serve our community by teaching financial literacy classes at local schools and community organizations. Greater Nevada strives to be a driving force of this community, by inspiring everyone to "Live Greater".
As part of this commitment to our community, Greater Nevada has created strategic partnerships with local organizations Special Olympics of Nevada, Pride of the Sierra University of Nevada Marching Band, and Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity.
Greater Nevada Takes the Plunge for Special Olympics
The Greater Nevada team had a great time participating in the 2014 Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 29, at Zephyr Cove in Lake Tahoe. We love joining our community in support of a good cause, and we were proud that our fundraising efforts in the months leading up to Polar Plunge brought in more than $14,000, exceeding our fundraising goal $10,000!
But we're even more proud that our Plunge Team was more than 60 strong including plungers, chickens (supporters) and volunteers. We'd like to extend our thanks to our community, our friends and our family who joined us to support these wonderful Special Olympics Athletes.
Plus, special thanks to our partner, the Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band, who provided the fantastic soundtrack for the event.
Can't wait to do it again next year!
We're with The Band - How About You?
They've fired us up at Nevada's football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball match-ups. Now it's our turn to support the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band.
Join Greater Nevada Credit Union's "It's Time to Support the Band" fundraising drive. For every penny, nickel, dime and dollar you contribute, we'll match it up to $15,000, for a $30,000 annual contribution (that's in addition to our $20,000 yearly commitment).
Our goal is to keep the band jammin' and help provide for new instruments, cover travel costs and fund band-member scholarships.
There are several ways to make your tax-deductible contribution. You'll find donation stations at every Greater Nevada branch, and at each home football and basketball game. Or you can Give Online.
It's Time to Support The Band!
Giving Back Through Financial Literacy
At GNCU we believe that knowledge is power. In fact, we believe this so strongly that we've made it one of our goals to provide our members, and members of our communities, with the tools to develop strong financial literacy skills to make the most informed decisions about their personal financial situations. Our financial education programs focus on helping kids, teens and adults develop responsible money management skills so they can have a bright financial future.
Recently Greater Nevada partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno to offer students free Financial Education Workshops twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters. The series, broken up into three workshops, focuses on setting students up for financial success throughout college and beyond. The workshops cover personal finance basics like how to balance a checking account, budgeting, creating a savings habit, how to establish and manage credit, the different types of credit, investing basics, types of investments, and why retirement planning matters.