History

More Than a Half-Century of Service

University of Virginia Community Credit Union has grown and expanded over the years as we strive to better serve the needs of communities in Central Virginia. During the 1950s, a number of government agencies, universities, and corporations in the region created credit unions to meet the financial needs of their employees, and UVA Hospital was among them. With the help of the state controller, the University of Virginia Hospital Employees Credit Union was founded in 1954 by Daniel D. Colcock, and a group of University of Virginia Hospital administrators.

Building Our Base

The credit union flourished and extended its membership to other employee groups while absorbing a number of smaller local credit unions. In 1976, the credit union changed its name to the University of Virginia Employees Credit Union. Soon after, it merged with credit unions serving employees of Martha Jefferson Hospital, the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and other organizations.

Reaching Out to Central Virginia

The year 1997 was a pivotal one for the credit union. Small banks around the country were closing or being absorbed by much larger competitors. In response, the credit union's leadership decided that we had a responsibility to offer the advantages of local banking to more people in Central Virginia. With the approval of the State Corporation Commission, the credit union adopted a community charter and changed its name to University of Virginia Community Credit Union. Thanks to this charter, the credit union could offer membership privileges to anyone who resided or worked in the County of Albemarle or the City of Charlottesville.
In 2001, the credit union was granted a charter that extended credit union membership to those who lived, worked, or attended school in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Greene. This was the first time that the Virginia State Corporation Commission ever granted a state-chartered credit union a multicounty community charter. In 2004, we received another charter expansion that granted membership eligibility to individuals and businesses alike in the counties of Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange. In 2015, our membership charter was expanded again to include Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties. Today, membership is open to those who live, work, or own a business headquartered in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier,  Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange or Rappahannock.

Branches

The credit union has branches in eight counties and the City of Charlottesville

  • Arlington Boulevard Branch / City of Charlottesville
  • East Jefferson Branch / City of Charlottesville
  • West Main St.-Patton Mansion Branch / City of Charlottesville
  • Berkmar Drive Branch / Albemarle County
  • Crozet Branch / Albemarle County
  • Pantops Branch / Albemarle County
  • Patriot Pride Student-Run Branch at Albemarle High School / Albemarle County
  • PVCC Campus Branch at Piedmont Community College / Albemarle County
  • Fluvanna Branch / Fluvanna County
  • Greene Branch / Greene County
  • Town of Louisa Branch / Louisa County
  • Zion Crossroads Branch / Louisa County
  • Lion Nation Student-Run Branch at Louisa County High School / Louisa County
  • Nellysford Branch / Nelson County
  • Town of Orange Branch / Orange County
  • Blackwell Road Branch / Fauquier County
  • Vint Hill Branch / Fauquier County
  • Knights United Student-Run Branch at Charlottesville High School / Charlottesville City
  • Culpeper Meadowbrook Branch / Culpeper County

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