UKFCU Receives Diamond Awards for Outstanding Marketing, Business Development Achievements - March 22, 2019

LEXINGTON, KY - University Of Kentucky Federal Credit Union was recently honored with two Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The Diamond Awards is the most prestigious annual credit union industry competition that recognizes and rewards creative excellence and outstanding results.

The award was presented by the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,300 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 36 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.

UKFCU won the Video Commercial - 30 Seconds or Less Category for its entries, entitled "Where Does it Go?" and "Join a Winning Team".  These commercials creatively outline some of the products and services offered to UKFCU's members.

“The hard work displayed by these credit unions always leaves us feeling inspired and passionate about what we do,” said Amy McGraw, Chair of the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council’s Diamond Awards Committee and VP Marketing, Tropical Financial CU. “Receiving this award further highlights the dedication they have for our movement and their members.”

Award winners were recognized at the council’s 26th annual conference held March 20-23 in Las Vegas. For more information on the Diamond Awards or to view the entire list of winners, go to www.cunacouncils.org/news/15479/news-article

About CUNA    
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org.

About CUNA Councils 
CUNA Councils is a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders providing vibrant peer interaction, new ideas and innovation to foster professional development for our members while advocating for the overall success of the credit union movement. There are seven CUNA Councils with a network of more than 7,000 credit union professionals. For more information, visit cunacouncils.org.


UK Federal Credit Union Named one of the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" for 2019!

14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky Award Winners Announced
FRANKFORT, KY. (Jan. 18, 2019) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) announce the 100 companies (in alphabetical order) that made the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list. The winner rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on Tuesday, April 23, 2098, at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center.

Winners from across the state have been selected in three categories: small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed). The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey.

The competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Numerous studies show a strong correlation between profitability and employee satisfaction and engagement.

As the state’s premier business advocate, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is a recognized and respected voice at the state Capitol. Today, the Kentucky Chamber represents the interests of member businesses throughout Kentucky – from family-owned shops to Fortune 500 companies.
Kentucky SHRM consists of 13 local chapters that provide ongoing education and leadership opportunities for over 3,000 human resource professionals throughout the Commonwealth.

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com or learn about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities (PDF).

Register for the awards dinner.
See the complete list of winners HERE.


Hurricane Relief for Those in Need - November 1, 2018 

As recent hurricanes battered the US, the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU)  and its members decided to take action and helped raise money for the American Red Cross to help hurricane relief efforts. UKFCU members raised over $ 6,250, which was matched dollar for dollar by the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union. In addition to the donation match, the credit union donated additional funds, rounding the total donation to $ 6,250 to help those impacted by the storms.

“I believe providing assistance to others in times of need such as this is very much in alignment with ‘the credit union way’.  It’s at the heart of what we are supposed to do, as the original credit union philosophy intended.” said David Kennedy, President/CEO of the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union.


UKFCU Drives for the Cure - October 1, 2018 

During the month of October, the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) is partnering with the UK Markey Cancer Foundation to hold the 4th annual Drive for a Cure Promotion.  Drive for a Cure is a special auto loan promotion that donates $25 to the UK Markey Cancer Foundation for every auto loan that is refinanced at UKFCU.

Donations made through the Drive for a Cure promotion will go to support breast cancer research within Kentucky.

“We’re pleased and proud to support such a worthy cause.  It’s also nice to know that the funds will stay within the UK family and help Kentuckians from across the state,” said Greg Baker, Vice President of UKFCU Sales & Marketing. “In October 2017, with the help of our members, the Drive for the Cure Auto Loan Promotion raised over $4,875 for the UK Markey Cancer Foundation.”


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UK Federal Credit Union attends the 14th Annual Best Places to Work Ceremony

2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Rankings Announced
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Blue & Co., LLC and Peel & Holland take top honors
Frankfort, Ky. (April 17, 2018) – Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Blue & Co., LLC and Peel & Holland were ranked the 2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM).

During the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Lifestyle Health Plans, nearly 1,300 attendees joined in celebrating the 100 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.

JUST RELEASED: View the 2018 Best Places to Work Magazine!

The list of companies who made the 2018 list was announced in January and the ranked list was announced on stage at the awards ceremony. The 100 winning companies participated in a comprehensive survey process and were then ranked according to those results. The list consists of three categories: small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed).

Winner of the large company category, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for more than 100 years. Today, Booz Allen is a leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations as well.

Blue & Co., LLC, the top winner in the medium category, is a regional public accounting firm with thirteen offices in Kentucky, Ohio and Texas. Founded in 1970, Blue & Co., LLC provides business consulting and certified public accounting services to businesses and their leadership teams. The firm’s steady growth has enabled it to successfully serve businesses in diverse and thriving industries including healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profit and governmental.

The number one small company and first-time winner is Peel & Holland. With a history spanning 94 years, Peel & Holland partners with Kentucky businesses to meet their property, casualty, workers’ compensation and employee benefits needs.

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative, as both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.

"HR professionals are the CEO's strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky's employers. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success,” said KYSHRM Chair, Scott McGarvey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR.

According to Kentucky Chamber President and CEO, Dave Adkisson, “In order to help Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able to educate and employ current Kentuckians, while also creating workplaces that attract talent from outside of the state.” 

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit bestplacestoworkky.com


UK Federal Credit Union and Members Donate $25,000 for Hurricane Relief

Lexington, Ky., - November 1, 2017 -  As recent hurricanes battered the US, the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU)  and its members decided to take action and helped raise money for the American Red Cross to help hurricane relief efforts. UKFCU members raised over $10,000, which was matched dollar for dollar by the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union. In addition to the donation match, the credit union donated additional funds, rounding the total donation to $25,000 to help those impacted by the storms. Even former UK Basketball Point Guard, Dominique Hawkins, got in on the action by tweeting to his followers to donate for hurricane relief with UKFCU.

“I believe providing assistance to others in times of need such as this is very much in alignment with ‘the credit union way’.  It’s at the heart of what we are supposed to do, as the original credit union philosophy intended.” said David Kennedy, President/CEO of the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union.

Photo Caption: American Red Cross Hurricane Relief check presentation. Left to right: 1) David Kennedy, President/CEO of the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union, 2) Tawanda Owsley, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Bluegrass Area Chapter, 3) Lynne Washbish, Donor Development Officer for the American Red Cross Bluegrass Area Chapter.

The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union was founded in 1937, and has 70,000+ members and $725M in assets. UKFCU has six branches in Lexington, KY.  Its field of membership consists of the students, faculty, and staff of University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University and KCTCS (Kentucky Community and Technical College System).  They also serve numerous UK alumni associations, numerous companies in the Lexington community, and those that live, work, worship, or attend school in certain geographic areas of Lexington. UKFCU is fully insured by NCUA. For more information, please visit www.ukfcu.org.


UKFCU Relocates to New Corporate Offices

Exciting things are happening at University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union, and we want to share some important news with you. Loyalty from members like you has fueled continued growth, making a move to a new facility necessary. Please forward any future payments or correspondence by United Postal Service to our new address as shown below:

University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union*
Corporate Offices
1730 Alysheba Way
Lexington, KY 40509

*This facility does not provide financial services or cash disbursement. Visit any of our six convenient locations for servicing your accounts.

We will continue to offer the same friendly service as always. Our phone number to our Call Center will remain the same. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. Contact us at 859.264.4200 or email at contact@ukfcu.org. Our most important sole purpose is to serve the financial needs of our members. You’re a member, not a customer.


UKFCU Partners with Allpoint ATM Network!

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UKFCU is now a part of the Allpoint ATM Network! Our partnership with Allpoint extends our ATM network to over 65,000 surcharge-free ATMs in the United States and worldwide.

UKFCU will continue its partnership with Alliance One, CO-OP ATM Network, as well as UKFCU ATMs --surcharge-free. You can find Allpoint Network ATMs conveniently located in 55,000 retail locations around the world, with 43,000 in the United States, including these familiar retailers:

Just look for the green Allpoint logo! To learn more about the Allpoint Network click the button below. Simply another way UK Federal Credit Union is making banking better!

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