Corporate Social Responsibility

At First Commonwealth we’re all about DOING GOOD to improve the lives of our members, friends, and neighbors in the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond. As a thriving not-for-profit financial cooperative, we believe it is both our responsibility and privilege to GIVE BACK to our communities by helping improve lives every day through financial wellness, community engagement and contributions, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. Giving back and doing good has come naturally to us since 1959. But now, we're taking these actions to new heights through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and creation of the First Commonwealth FCU WE Thrive Foundation.


We believe we can - and should - have a positive impact on the communities we serve. Through the efforts of our four teams, we strive to do the most good for the most people.

Our Teams

Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness

Committee Chair

Snellen

Doug Snellen
Member Experience Manager - Emmaus

Co-Chair

Gross

Deborah Gross
VP Debt Resolutions

Executive Sponosr

Gagliano

Jim Gagliano
Chief Experience Officer

Each year, we offer scholarships to members to pursue educational opportunities to help them grow, thrive and discover their passion. WE Thrive not only helps graduating high school senior members with the costs of higher education, but also provides grants for underprivileged youth and teens to be used toward private education or other learning opportunities. We believe that education is the key to financial confidence. By offering not only the products our members need, but also the information and knowledge they seek to achieve financial wellness, we can have a far greater impact on our members lives. That’s why we offer access to free educational resources and programs designed by our Certified Financial Wellness Coaches aimed at enriching your life. So go ahead: Dream bigger. Reach higher. And go farther. You now have a financial partner on your side who’s ready to help you thrive.

Community Events & Engagement

Community Events & Engagement

Committee Chair

Deutsch

Lisa Deutsch
VP, Corporate & Community Development

Co-Chair

Pfeiffer

Aimee Pfeiffer
AVP Sales Performance Coach

Executive Sponosr

Gagliano

Jim Gagliano
Chief Experience Officer

We aim to not only benefit our members but to also have a positive impact on the community in which we serve. Our community engagement reflects our mission and values. It is through our individual and collective efforts we can help our community through volunteerism, contributions, partnerships, fundraising activities, education, and more. We seek to develop corporate and community partnerships, generate philanthropic support, and award grants in support of the mission of the WE Thrive Foundation.

SUBMIT A CONTRIBUTION REQUEST

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Committee Chair

Ndukwe

Obi Ndukwe
VP Market Manager

Co-Chair

Torrealva

Oscar Torrealva
VP Contact Center

Executive Sponosr

Melcher

John Melcher
Chief People Officer

We believe the key to success is to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world. We diligently work, daily, to advance in our diversity journey and build up our practices. Our Diversity & Inclusion Team strives to create environments that provide everyone with equal access to information, development, and opportunity.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Committee Chair

Ewer

Rebecca Ewer
AVP Systems Optimization

Co-Chair

Mohammed

Shazard Mohammed
Member Experience Manager - Trexlertown

Executive Sponosr

Gagliano

Jim Gagliano
Chief Experience Officer

Maintaining sustainability in our everyday business is important to us. We're on an important journey to transform the way we do business so we can be kinder and gentler in the way we impact our communities and our planet. We are mindful of recycling, reusing, re-purposing, and donating. Through our Sustainability Team, we continue to innovate and discover ways to reduce our environmental impact.

WE Thrive Foundation

The First Commonwealth FCU WE Thrive Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and dignity of individuals and families throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley through financial empowerment for all. As a 501(c)3 charitable fund, it is the primary philanthropic arm of First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union which provides grants in support of our mission. The WE Thrive Foundation empowers people to reach their full potential by creating opportunities for financial empowerment, career development and employment, coaching and mentoring and the power of a diverse and inclusive community.

To submit a grant request, please complete this form and tell us about the good your organization* is doing in our community. Foundation grant requests are reviewed throughout the year by our Community Engagement & Events Team and are awarded based on our areas of focus – financial wellness, community development and revitalization, education and scholarships, health and human services, sustainability, and youth development.

SUBMIT A GRANT REQUEST

*To be eligible to receive a donation or grant request, you must be a 501(c)3 organization serving the Greater Lehigh Valley. 

MAKE A DONATION

Gifts to the WE Thrive Foundation can be made via credit card (click the link below) or submitting a check payable to the First Commonwealth FCU WE Thrive Foundation Fund to:

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101

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Our Work

 Here's a look at all the ways we've made a positive impact in our communities.

Q3 - 2021

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Q2 - 2021

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Q1 - 2021

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Contact Us

James Gagliano, Chief Experience Officer | email me

John Melcher, Chief People Officer | email me

Lisa Deustch, VP Coporate and Community Development | email me