REGULATING AGENCY: Florida Office of Financial Regulation; Bureau of Credit Unions
- Russell Weigel, Commissioner
- Jeremy Smith Director, Division of Financial Institutions
- Website: flofr.gov/sitePages/DivisionOfFinancialInstitutions.htm
LEAGUE: League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates, Florida Credit Union Association (FCUA)
- Patrick La Pine, Chief Executive Officer
- Jared Ross, President
- Website: lscu.coop
PRIVATE SHARE INSURANCE: No
STATS: (As of Q4 2021)
Total Number of Credit Unions: 128
- TOTAL # SCUs: 69
- TOTAL # FCUs: and 59
- SCU % OF TOTAL (SCUS #/STATE TOTAL #): 54%
Total Assets: $99,386,078,681
- TOTAL $ SCU ASSETS: $74,213,055,837
- TOTAL $ FCU ASSETS: $25,173,022,844
- SCU % OF TOTAL ASSETS (SCUS $/STATE TOTAL $): 75%
Total Members: 6,644,523
- TOTAL Members SCUs: 4,978,924
- TOTAL Members FCUs: 1,665,599
- SCU % OF TOTAL (SCUS/STATE TOAL): 75%
FUN FACT: South Florida is the only place in the world where both crocodiles and alligators can be found in the wild.
VyStar Announces $150,000 Matching Challenge Toward National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum
Representatives from group will join credit union at Veterans Day Parade
November 9, 2021 / Jacksonville, Florida — VyStar Credit Union announced today it would match up to $150,000 in community contributions for the initial phase of the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum at Cecil Commerce Center.
The National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum will be located on a 26-acre property formally known as Naval Air Station Cecil Field on Jacksonville’s westside. Once completed, it will be the first of its kind in the country and honor all those who have been classified as prisoners of war or missing in action.
“VyStar’s deep appreciation for our military community dates back to our founding at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in 1952 and remains strong today,” said VyStar President/CEO Brian Wolfburg. “We are proud to support the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum and look forward to enriching our community with a place of honor and remembrance.”
“We appreciate VyStar’s support in completing the first phase of our vision,” said Mike Cassata, Executive Director of Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial, Inc. “This is a win for both our Jacksonville community and the families of the more than 80,000 service members still unaccounted for since World War II.”
The community match strengthens an important partnership for VyStar, which previously gave $100,000 to support the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum. VyStar is proud to have representatives from the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum join their float as part of the City of Jacksonville’s Veterans Day Parade festivities. VyStar is an annual sponsor of the parade, which officially begins at 11:01 a.m. and will traverse through downtown Jacksonville.
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