When Family Trust was created in 1957, gas cost 24 cents a gallon, Dwight Eisenhower was president, and American Bandstand debuted on ABC.
A lot has happened since Family Trust began at Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. when a strike left many employees struggling. That’s when they pooled their resources and started the credit union to provide the financial services so desperately needed.
The request for a charter was made on Feb. 12, 1957, and approved by Bureau of Federal Credit Unions on Feb. 26. Through the years, the name was changed to Family Trust in 1988, and in 2000, we received a community charter that enabled us to serve anyone who works, lives, worships or attends school in York County.
Today, the credit union has more than $455 million in assets, over 50,000 members and seven branches throughout York County. And, we’re still helping people. Last year, the credit union and its employees gave almost $120,000 for grants and scholarships and to support non-profits and schools.
Our employees built houses for Habitat for Humanity and raised money for everything from Relay for Life, Special Olympics and Safe Passage to Project Hope, Renew Our Community and the Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home. Members helped by buying children’s books, coupon books and candy bars at our branches; even vendors and business partners contributed through our annual golf tournament.
During our anniversary celebration this year, we want to do even more. We’re encouraging employees to work on projects that move their hearts. And, we’re giving them time off from their jobs to serve others.
Family Trust was founded on taking care of its neighbors. We’ll continue doing that for the next 60 years.