Genisys Wins 2012 Communitas Award

Genisys Credit Union recently won a 2012 Communitas Award in the People Focused Community Volunteerism and Philanthropy category.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our involvement in the community,” said Jackie Buchanan, CEO. “One of our core values is to be people focused, and we strive to make a difference in each of the communities where we are located.”

Communitas Awards recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals who are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources. Nominees are evaluated based on the extent and effectiveness of their program.

Last year, Genisys sponsored approximately 310 community events along with over 4,000 community service hours provided by our credit union staff and family members.

The organization’s corporate initiatives this year include Holiday Extravaganza presented by the communities of Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford and White Lake, United Way and OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth. This year, Genisys raised over $58,000 for United Way through our employee drive and credit union match and nearly $30,000 to help heat the homes of families in need at the walk.

Genisys Credit Union has also donated $10,000 from our Employee Casual Fund to several charities benefiting Michigan communities including The American Heart Association, Lighthouse of Oakland County’s Hunger Walk, Michigan Arthritis Foundation, and Relay for Life’s Waterford Walk.

The Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Genisys Credit Union is proud to be making a difference in our communities, and we truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first”. We are locally owned, locally controlled and continue to receive BauerFinancial’s five-star rating for financial safety and soundness. Follow genisyscu on Facebook and Twitter for contests, promotions and other helpful information. A calendar of events can also be found on our website at